Science and Technology Highlights

Steam rises from Great Boiling Spring
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Livermore scientists and colleagues are working on a NASA project to study microorganisms in a Nevada hot spring that could determine whether extraterrestrial life exists.
Graphic of laser beams combining
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A team of Livermore researchers successfully combined several separate National Ignition Facility lasers into a “superbeam” for the first time.
Brown dwarf size comparison
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Laboratory scientists have conducted three experiments at the National Ignition Facility to study conditions relevant to matter in brown dwarfs—"failed stars."
Lab equipment, logos
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The American Heart Association (AHA) and Lawrence Livermore have formed a strategic business partnership to overcome the burden of drug discovery, cost, and access.
Examining a smaple of 3D printed steel
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Livermore researchers and their collaborators have achieved a breakthrough in 3D printing one of the most common forms of marine grade stainless steel—a low-carbon type called 316L—that promises an unparalleled combination of high-strength and high-ductility properties.
Four staff members of partnering organizations
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A new consortium will combine vast data stores, supercomputing, and scientific expertise to reinvent the discovery process for cancer medicines.
Optical fibers against blue background
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Scientists at the Laboratory have worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and U.S. Navy laboratories on the Tactical Undersea Network Architectures, or TUNA, initiative.
Europium, a rare earth element with the same relative hardness of lead
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To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth metals, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team has created a new way to recover rare earths using bioengineered bacteria.
Illustration of laser beams driving an indirect plasma shock wave through the reservoir consisting of a beryllium ablator
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Livermore researchers are applying additive manufacturing processes to generate specific nanoporous structures.
A visualization of homogeneous nucleation
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Livermore scientists study material phase transitions at extreme conditions.