Science and Technology Highlights

Switchgrass
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Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes.
 The X-ray free-electron laser at the Linac Coherent Light Source
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Researchers have elucidated the transition in the chemical bonding mechanism that enables the data storage in phase-change materials.
A still from a Cardioid simulation
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Livermore researchers have successfully optimized a code that models the human heartbeat for next-generation, graphics processing unit (GPU)-based supercomputers.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein (right) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers chairman John York
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Officials from the National Football League visited Lawrence Livermore to hear how national laboratories are advancing scientific understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Schematic illustration depicts the transition of ice growth by dynamic compression
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Research provides a new insight of crystal growth under dynamic compression.
Setup for a survivability experiment inside the NIF target chamber
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Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) has become a key tool for testing the survivability of nuclear weapon components.
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.
Satelite orbiting asteroid Psyche
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Livermore scientists are designing and building a gamma-ray spectrometer, called GeMini-Plus, to explore the asteroid Psyche.
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.
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.