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Lawrence Livermore Plasma Optic Combines Lasers to Form ‘Superbeam’

For 40 years, the Death Star has remained one of science fiction’s most iconic figures. The image of Alderaan’s destruction at the hands of the Death Star’s superlaser is burned into the memory of millions of fans. But it’s long been argued...
16-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Atomistic Simulations Go the Distance on Metal Strength


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have dived down to the atomic scale to resolve every “jiggle and wiggle” of atomic motion that underlies metal strength.
27-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab Leads New Effort in Materials Development


Lawrence Livermore National Lab will be part of a multi-lab effort to apply high-performance computing to US-based industry’s discovery, design, and development of materials for severe environments under a new initiative announced by the...
19-Sep-2017 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

25 Years After the Last U.S. Nuclear Test


25 years ago today, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducted its last nuclear test. With the end of that era came the birth of stockpile stewardship and a new generation of science-focused weapon physicists.
18-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Carbon Nanotubes Worth Their Salt


Lawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with...
23-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposure to Antimicrobials During Development May Cause Irreversible Outcomes


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, can...
8-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Victor H. Reis to Be Awarded John S. Foster, Jr. Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Nuclear Security


For more than 50 years, Victor Reis has dedicated his career to advancing science and technology in support of U.S. national security. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to the nation, he has been named the third recipient of...
8-Aug-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Probe Conditions of Stellar Interiors to Measure Nuclear Reactions


Most of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors of stars has made it nearly impossible for scientists...
8-Aug-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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