Science and Technology Highlights

Cartoon of microbes racing along a dirt path
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Researchers study relationships between microbial genes and performance in the field.
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
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.
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.
Artist's conception of hohlraum during fusion experiment
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Scientists at the National Ignition Facility successively produced record numbers of fusion neutrons.
Artist's conception of satellite in orbit
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The Laboratory is advancing CubeSat technology.
Microcapsules, machine learning symbols, brain
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Livermore scientists have discovered they can use machine learning to automate microencapsulation quality control in real-time
Researcher inspects laser equipment
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NIF’s laser optics damage mitigation program is one example of how the private sector is benefiting from Livermore’s Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory.