Science and Technology Highlights

Science on Saturday is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by LLNL scientists in collaboration with local area high school science teachers. These presentations are offered in several locations. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Location: Bankhead Theater (2400 First St, Livermore, CA 94550) Two Presentations: 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM; Download Flyer
Schematic view of capsule support system
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Two new experimental techniques are shedding new light on the effects of hydrodynamic instabilities in NIF inertial confinement fusion implosions.
Anna Belle holding probes
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The Laboratory has developed a new technique that enhances the performance of its flexible thin-film biological sensors,
A colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli (E. coli).
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Multi-institutional research team develops a new system to control gene expression in laboratory bacteria.
Nanoporous gold structure
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Combining 3D printing through extrusion-based direct ink writing and an alloying and dealloying process, researchers have engineered nanoporous gold.
Scientist in front of the CMS detector
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A research team announced the discovery of the Higgs boson particle transforming into bottom quarks as it decays.
Scientists examine floor-standing equipment
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A team of Livermore scientists has developed an expanded nuclear fission chain theory and detectors.
Barry Chen among racks of supercomputers
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Researchers are developing new deep learning and high-performance computing algorithms that can sift through massive amounts of data for evidence of nuclear proliferation activities.
Neural implant that can control the electrical activity of brain cells
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A research team has taken a major step forward in enabling “multicolor” optogenetic control of different neuron types.
A sample of microarchitectured graphene aerogel
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An LLNL–Virginia Tech team reported producing micro-architectured 3D graphene aerogel structures with higher resolution and complexity than anything created before with other 3D printing methods.
Image of Jupiter with water droplet
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A research team led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore describes optical measurements of the insulator-to-metal transition in fluid hydrogen.