Science and Technology Highlights

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In findings that could help advance another “viable pathway” to fusion energy, research led by Livermore physicists has proven the existence of neutrons produced through thermonuclear reactions from a sheared-flow stabilized Z-pinch device.
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A new review by Livermore scientists and collaborators, appearing in Nature Reviews Microbiology, describes how living and dead microorganisms strongly influence terrestrial biogeochemistry by forming and decomposing soil organic matter
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An international team of scientists has found new biomarkers that can be used for diagnostic purposes and potentially as predictive tools of the risks associated with deep-space flight.
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Livermore scientists have provided input on Microsoft’s pathway to become carbon-negative by 2030.
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Livermore scientists used molecular dynamics simulations to describe the dynamical behavior of dissolved metal ions and water, a key to better understanding the process of corrosion.
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A prototype, field-deployable device offers postdetonation debris analysis following a nuclear event.
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A high-explosive experiment at the National Ignition Facility expands understanding of material characteristics.
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New approaches to artificial intelligence improve machine-learning predictions in real-world applications.
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A Livermore report outlines a strategy to reduce California’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2045.
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Two of the fields that stand to gain from the National Ignition Facility’s record shot are stockpile stewardship science and the quest for inertial fusion energy (IFE).