Science and Technology Highlights

Science on Saturday is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by LLNL scientists in collaboration with local area high school science teachers. These presentations are offered in several locations. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Location: Bankhead Theater (2400 First St, Livermore, CA 94550) Two Presentations: 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM; Download Flyer
An artist’s representation of a block copolymer vesicle
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Livermore scientists have created polymer-based membranes that mimic the architecture of cellular membranes.
Two-micron fill-tube
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A newly created two-micron-diameter fill tube solves a problem in inertial confinement fusion experiments.
The zirconium body-centered cubic lattice
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Scientists have discovered an unusual new type of phase transformation in the transition metal zirconium.
Field-responsive mechanical metamaterials
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Livermore researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond and stiffen 3D-printed structures when exposed to a magnetic field.
The Lick Observatory’s Laser Guide Star forms a beam of glowing atmospheric sodium ions.
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The Laboratory has delivered a first-of-its-kind, high-power, fiber-based sodium laser guide star to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Seismic hazard map of Iraq
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Livermore's Seismic Cooperation Program helps at-risk countries improve earthquake monitoring capabilities, implement suitable seismic building codes, and plan disaster response.
City Planner Resource (iCPR) animation
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A team of Laboratory engineers, computer scientists, and health physicists have developed a planning resource that can assist local governments in determining the best actions to take following the detonation of an improvised nuclear device.
Unify file system diagram
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Livermore develops software to reduce performance drag caused by input/output (I/O) workloads.
A cross-sectional look at a NIF fuel capsule
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LLNL target fabrication scientists have found a way to make an already hair-thin layer of frozen inertial confinement fusion fuel even slimmer.
A range of Discovery Science Program ideas
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The Discovery Science Program has spun off a wealth of benefits to the world’s largest and highest-energy laser system.