Science and Technology Highlights

The Lassen supercomputer
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The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.
Two scientists hold photomultiplier tubes
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Monitoring antineutrinos emitted by nuclear reactors could help detect illicit production of plutonium.
Technician holds a nuclear diagnostic
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LLNL and its partner laboratories and universities have designed and built an extensive suite of more than a dozen nuclear diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility.
The El Capitan supercomputer
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Lawrence Livermore, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) announced the selection of AMD as the node supplier for El Capitan, projected to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer when it is fully deployed in 2023.
Dry lakebed
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A multi-institutional collaboration explored current understanding of the physical processes that can drive flash droughts.
Beamline at SLAC
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Researchers have observed the shock melting and refreezing of a metal (zirconium) at the picosecond scale.
Glacier
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Tropical glaciers in Africa and South America began their retreat simultaneously at the end of the last ice age about 20,000 years ago.
Structure of the sleeping sickness parasite's IMP dehydrogenase.
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Scientists have tracked down a potential target for new drugs against sleeping sickness.
Artist's conception of carbon cycle
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Scientist have developed a benchmark of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation for models to be used for predictions of the terrestrial carbon sink.
Scientist working at instrument
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LLNL researchers created a 3D microelectrode array (3DMEA) platform in which they were able to keep hundreds of thousands of human-derived neurons alive.