Science and Technology Highlights

Diagram of neutron production in NIF capsules
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Researchers have developed an innovative technique for diagnosing the properties of the plasma created during inertial confinement fusion implosions at the National Ignition Faciilty, yielding in sights into 'failed stars'.
An artistic rendering of ion adsorption at a silane-modified silicon surface.
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A research team showed that ion transport near a hydrophobic interface is dependent not only on applied voltage, but on the type of ion.
Supercomputer cluster
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The Lab’s unclassified, Penguin Computing-built Corona high-performance computing cluster will be upgraded with an in-kind contribution of AMD Instinct™ accelerators to nearly double the peak performance of the machine.
Electric power plant
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Livermore material scientists have used an additive manufacturing technique to create thermoelectric generators that can harvest waste heat.
Natural gas stove burner
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In 2019, Americans used less energy than in 2018, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore.
Screen capture
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Information about the Lab's current activities regarding COVID-19 can be found on the research and response website.
3D structure of an antibody
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Livermore scientists are contributing to the global fight against COVID-19 by combining artificial intelligence/machine learning, bioinformatics and supercomputing to help discover candidates for new antibodies and pharmaceutical drugs to combat the disease.
Planetary defense simulation
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Planetary defense researchers at Lawrence Livermore continue to validate their ability to accurately simulate how they might deflect an Earth-bound asteroid.
Burned forest
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Scientists looked at how much carbonyl sulfide comes from forest fires and other burning biomass to measure photosynthesis.
Acetominophen tablets
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LLNL biologists have found manipulating the gut microbiome with antibiotics alters the uptake and effectiveness of acetaminophen.