Science and Technology Highlights

Mosquito carrying metal foam cylinder on its back while standing on cotton
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Livermore researchers have created ultra-low-density metal foams of gold, silver, and copper.
Livermore's iCHIP (in vitro chip-based human investigational platform)
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Livermore’s new investigational platform could provide an innovative means for better understanding brain pathology.
Office with painting on wall
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A new flat panel device disguised as a work of digital or printed art could help improve indoor air quality.
A schematic of the National Ignition Facility's (NIF) target chamber (left), data (right)
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Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) short-pulse laser have produced protons with energies about 10 times higher than previous experience would have predicted.
Cartoon of microbes racing along a dirt path
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Researchers study relationships between microbial genes and performance in the field.
Satellites orbiting earth
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Small satellites that are easier and less expensive to build and more cost efficient to launch than conventional ones.
Laser shocks diamond surface
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Livermore scientists used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time
Three drought maps of California
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Greenhouse gas emissions in the first half of the century significantly affected temperature and rainfall and caused large hydrological shifts over land.
Artist's conception of laser heating metal atoms
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Researchers have discovered a solution to a major type of defect in metal 3D-printed parts.
Data from Wolter optic
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The Wolter x-ray microscope, the optic significantly improves image resolution and throughput compared to conventional x-ray imaging systems.