Science and Technology Highlights

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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will take photos using optical assemblies designed by Lawrence Livermore researchers.
Artist's conception of nulcear fuel pellets and data
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Scientists are going to the microscale to study the diverse characteristics of nuclear fuel pellets that could improve nuclear forensic analysis.
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Researchers have developed a technology that can remove nitrate from water selectively.
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U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Sandy Weill, founder of the Weill Family Foundation, signed a memorandum of understanding to formally initiate a public-private partnership for artificial intelligence (AI), neurological disorders and related subjects.
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An international team of researchers has developed a new algorithm for solving polynomial systems of equations using a type of quantum computer called a “quantum annealer.”
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Since the late 1990s, LLNL has played a significant role in improving the fuel economy of class-8 heavy vehicles through enhanced aerodynamics.
El Capitan Super Computer
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The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Laboratory announced the signing of contracts with Cray Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.”
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A new design for diamond anvil cells helps scientists examine materials of interest.
Digital frame stacking of images captured by the Dark Energy Camera
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Scientists apply innovative data analysis and interpretation techniques to fundamental science research.
Metal device used at National Ignition Facility
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At the National Ignition Facility, a specialized team assesses the risk of damage from target debris and shrapnel dispersal during high-energy laser shots.