Science and Technology Highlights

Cartoon figures with arrows in four columns with text designating diease stages
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A Livermore team has developed a comprehensive dynamic model of COVID-19 disease progression in hospitalized patients, finding that risk factors for complications from the disease are dependent on the patient’s disease state.
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Livermore, Penn State, and University of Arizona researchers are partnering with industry collaborator Western Rare Earths, U.S. subsidiary of American Rare Earths Limited, to use a naturally occurring protein to extract and purify rare earth elements from abundant, domestic ore-based feedstocks and waste materials without harming the environment.
Eleven people stand in front of NIF building
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Increasingly sophisticated computational models and simulations helped guide the National Ignition Facility’s record-breaking 1.3-megajoule experiment.
Scientific equipment on room-length lab bench, left, with person in middle.
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Livermore and ELI-Beamlines in the Czech Republic have reached a major agreement to ramp up performance of the L3-High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System to its full design capabilities.
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The achievement of a burning plasma state on November 2020 and February 2021 at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is described in a paper in Nature.
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The target and laser designs that achieved a burning plasma state on November 2020 and February 2021 at the National Ignition Facility are described in a Nature paper.
Several dozzen upright COVID test swabs showing plastic nodules
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The Laboratory's work on consumables for COVID-19 testing was highlighted in a recent special issue of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin.
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Livermore and three other institutions are seeking to develop a multi-pathogen vaccine that will protect against three bacterial biothreat pathogens.
Illustration of a planet with an open section and a solid spherical core inside
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Researchers have experimentally determined the high-pressure melting curve and structural properties of pure iron up to nearly 10,000,000 atmospheres.
Drawing of Pandora (right), planet (center), and host star (left)
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NASA has approved the Pandora mission, co-led by the Goddard Space Flight Center and Livermore.