Science and Technology Highlights

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Sandy Weill, founder of the Weill Family Foundation, signed a memorandum of understanding to formally initiate a public-private partnership for artificial intelligence (AI), neurological disorders and related subjects.
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An international team of researchers has developed a new algorithm for solving polynomial systems of equations using a type of quantum computer called a “quantum annealer.”
Trucks and data
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Since the late 1990s, LLNL has played a significant role in improving the fuel economy of class-8 heavy vehicles through enhanced aerodynamics.
El Capitan Super Computer
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The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Laboratory announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”
Metal device used at National Ignition Facility
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At the National Ignition Facility, a specialized team assesses the risk of damage from target debris and shrapnel dispersal during high-energy laser shots.
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When gold is compressed rapidly over nanoseconds, the increase in pressure and temperature changes the crystalline structure to a new phase of gold.
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Laboratory researchers won six 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund grants.
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Laboratory researchers are exploring revolutionary technologies and improved storage methods for reducing atmospheric waste gases.
Researchers testing drones at enclosure
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Livermore has opened the new OS-150 Robotics Laboratory, an outdoor, 8,000 square-foot enclosure.
Ryan Chen
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Emergency crews may be better prepared if a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States because of a new simulator.