Science and Technology Highlights

Three images of the rotation of a crystal structure.
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Livermore scientists have developed a freely available package, Autopack, which can automatically process and label the packing motifs of thousands of molecular crystal structures.
Two images (left) of uranium fuel pellet isotopic heterogeneity and graph showing uranium enrichment (right).
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Livermore scientists identified nuclear forensic signatures from mock evidence in support of an international exercise simulating a nuclear smuggling investigation.
Artist's conception of pancreas.
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Georgetown University, and Livermore scientists and collaborators have identified a protein that when removed from the body may help pancreatic cancer patients live longer.
Clouds at night illuminated from behind
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Livermore scientists found that climate models may have overestimated the decade-to-decade natural variability of temperature.
PowerPoint slide explaining robust machine learning
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The 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) is featuring two papers advancing the reliability of deep learning for mission-critical applications.
Multiphysics simulation of laser-induced melting of stainless steel (top); cross-sections of laser tracks in stainless steel (bottom)
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Livermore scientists simulated the droplet ejection process in an emerging metal 3D printing technique called “liquid metal jetting.”
Three atmospheric black carbon maps
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A team of Livermore scientists has modeled the global climatic consequences of a regional nuclear weapons exchange.
Architected 3D electrodes
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A research team has developed a 3D-printed electrode that lessens the problems that occur with gas bubbles that are generated during water electrolysis.
Artistic rendering of an aspirational future automated production process for custom optics
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Livermore researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics.
The Sierra supercomputer
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Livermore houses four of the world’s 100 most powerful supercomputers, more than any other institution according to the TOP500 list.