Science and Technology Highlights

An illustration of the collection of targeted information extracted from manuscripts
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A Livermore team developed machine learning tools that extract and structure information from the text and figures of nanomaterials articles.
Simulation of laser interacting with melt pool
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Livermore researchers have discovered a strategy for reducing or even eliminating defects in parts built through a common, laser-based metal 3D-printing process.
Artist's conception of responsive nanotube membrane
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A multi-institutional team of researchers led by Lawrence Livermore has developed a smart, breathable fabric that protects the wearer against biological and chemical warfare agents, and could also be used in medical settings.
3D structure of an antibody candidate is shown alongside the protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Livermore researchers have identified an initial set of therapeutic antibody sequences for SARS-CoV-2.
Astronaut on International Space Station
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A study has found that the environment of the International Space Station is affected by the microbial composition of the astronauts themselves.
Three researchers in masks working
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While hospitals across the U.S. faced a possible shortage of mechanical ventilators due to COVID-19, a self-assembled Livermore “skunk works” team worked tirelessly to prototype a simple ventilator design for quick and easy assembly from available parts.
Diagram of neutron production in NIF capsules
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Researchers have developed an innovative technique for diagnosing the properties of the plasma created during inertial confinement fusion implosions at the National Ignition Faciilty, yielding in sights into 'failed stars'.
An artistic rendering of ion adsorption at a silane-modified silicon surface.
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A research team showed that ion transport near a hydrophobic interface is dependent not only on applied voltage, but on the type of ion.
Supercomputer cluster
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The Lab’s unclassified, Penguin Computing-built Corona high-performance computing cluster will be upgraded with an in-kind contribution of AMD Instinct™ accelerators to nearly double the peak performance of the machine.
Electric power plant
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Livermore material scientists have used an additive manufacturing technique to create thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat.