Science and Technology Highlights

Scientist in front of the CMS detector
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A research team announced the discovery of the Higgs boson particle transforming into bottom quarks as it decays.
Scientists examine floor-standing equipment
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A team of Livermore scientists has developed an expanded nuclear fission chain theory and detectors.
Barry Chen among racks of supercomputers
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Researchers are developing new deep learning and high-performance computing algorithms that can sift through massive amounts of data for evidence of nuclear proliferation activities.
Neural implant that can control the electrical activity of brain cells
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A research team has taken a major step forward in enabling “multicolor” optogenetic control of different neuron types.
A sample of microarchitectured graphene aerogel
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An LLNL–Virginia Tech team reported producing micro-architectured 3D graphene aerogel structures with higher resolution and complexity than anything created before with other 3D printing methods.
Image of Jupiter with water droplet
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A research team led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore describes optical measurements of the insulator-to-metal transition in fluid hydrogen.
Radiographs of the capsule perturbations
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Livermore scientists are working to mitigate the adverse effects on National Ignition Facility implosion performance of the gossamer-thin membranes known as “tents” that support the target capsule in the hohlraum.
High-altitude cloud formation surrounded by swirling patterns in the atmosphere of Jupiter's North North Temperate Belt region.
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New research provides a theoretical explanation for why self-organized fluid flows called zonal jets or “zonal flows” can be suppressed by the presence of a magnetic field.
Methane gas venting to the atmosphere
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Lawrence Livermore and its partners are using microbes to convert carbon dioxide directly to renewable natural gas.
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Livermore scientists are collecting, archiving, and documenting climate data sets to support coordinated climate modeling activities.