Science and Technology Highlights

Artist's conception with images of bacteria and plankton
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A research team directly quantified uptake of complex carbon pools from the two primary sources of marine organic carbon (diatoms and cyanobacteria) by a natural microbial community.
Flat map-style image of planet Earth
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Advanced computer models, simulations, and analysis capabilities help scientists zoom in on Earth system processes and improve climate research.
Lightining strikes erupting volcano
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Livermore scientists and collaborators discovered that standing shock waves in the supersonic outflow of gases prevent electric discharges like sparks and lightning from propagating.
Multi-part figure showing measured and simulated flows within an imploding ICF hot spot
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Livermore researchers investigate a “low-mode” laser asymmetry that was significantly degrading performance at the National Ignition Facility.
Images of three planets offset from each other
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Livermore scientists have developed a new approach using machine learning to study the phase behaviors of superionic water with unprecedented resolution.
Plastic vial containing radioactive curium and the protein lanmodulin, glowing during a fluorescence spectroscopy experiment.
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Livermore scientists and collaborators have proposed a new mechanism by which nuclear waste could spread in the environment.
Qualitative graph of particle exposure versus airborne disease transmission
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Researchers model the physics of airborne disease transmission.
Artist's conception a a small molecule passing through the blood–brain barrier
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Scientists have developed a new, versatile antidote to counteract exposure to nerve agent poisoning.
Two scientists with equipment
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Since the attacks on the nation on Sept. 11, 2001, the Lab has continued to provide expertise in threat and risk assessment, detection of threat materials, and forensic analysis.
Metal nozzles and laser beams
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Researchers studied the melting behavior of tantalum at multi-megabar pressures on the nanosecond timescale.