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November 29, 2022
New method unearths improved understanding of soil microbial interactions
Livermore scientists have developed a new technique to investigate microbial activity of microorganisms under realistic conditions, without the need for lab culturing.
November 17, 2022
Scientists use carbon to detect a new nitrogen source in the open ocean
Scientists have detected a previously hypothesized class of nitrogen fixation in the surface ocean.
November 15, 2022
Livermore researchers observe that ions behave differently in fusion reactions
Researchers at Livermore have discovered that ions behave differently in fusion reactions than previously expected.
November 14, 2022
Livermore physicist probes causes of life-shortening 'dwell fatigue' in titanium
Livermore scientists studied "dwell fatigue," a peculiar failure mode can initiate microscopic cracks that drastically reduce a component's lifetime, such as titanium aircraft parts.
November 10, 2022
Laboratory researchers study Rift Valley fever virus
Research suggests that immune responses could be bolstered by drugs to help people recover from brain infections caused by an emerging pathogen, according to studies of the emerging pathogen Rift Valley fever virus.
November 7, 2022
High-laser-energy shot puts NIF back on track toward ignition
A record high-laser-energy NIF target shot on Sept. 19 produced about 1.2 million joules of fusion energy yield.
November 3, 2022
Come rain or shine, viruses live on in soil
New research suggests that grassland viral communities are highly spatially stratified across just a single field.
November 2, 2022
NIF research will shed light on black holes and astrophysical plasmas
A new National Ignition Facility Discovery Science campaign is designed to simulate the type of photoionized plasma found in accretion disks and the surrounding stellar wind.
October 26, 2022
Laboratory to participate in three energy-focused projects
To transform the way energy is collected, stored, and used, the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) awarded Livermore and collaborators three energy-focused projects.
October 26, 2022
‘Twisted’ laser light experiments offer new insights into plasma physics
Spiral phase mirrors, when incorporated into a laser system, will enable scientists to “twist” the laser light and generate an optical vortex.