Science and Technology Highlights

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Livermore scientists have simulated the hydrogen storage reactions in a promising material and discovered why hydrogen uptake slows as the material absorbs hydrogen.
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Laboratory recipients of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards continue to make advances in fundamental science research.
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Livermore scientists and their collaborators have developed an open-source, high-performance simulator for studying large-scale geological carbon dioxide storage.
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A White House summit convened leaders in fusion from government, industry, and academia, including Laboratory Director Kim Budil, to discuss a strategy for developing commercial fusion energy.
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The Laboratory’s cybersecurity, data science, and systems-engineering expertise provides layered, strategic protection for electrical grids, water utilities, railways, and pipelines
Two bluespherical blobs representing tumor and immune cells
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Livermore scientists found that proteins in the extracellular matrix (ECM) can dramatically impact the immune system’s ability to kill tumors.
Colorized illustration from a simulation of a holographic plasma lens with red concentric circles
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Livermore researchers and their colleagues are exploring ways to build laser optics from plasma.
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Livermore’s decades of leadership in developing high-energy lasers is being tapped to provide a key component of a major upgrade to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Linac Coherent Light Source.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus
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A new study by researchers at Lawrence Livermore and the University of California, San Francisco, identifies cancer-related risks for poor outcomes from COVID-19.
The Turbulent Dynamo (TDyno) target on left (two disks mounted on plastic); data graph on right
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An international team turned to Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility to help unravel the inner workings of heat conduction in clusters of galaxies—the largest structures in the universe.