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Scientific Publishing Organizations and National Laboratories Partner on Transgender-Inclusive Name-Change Process for Published Papers

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of 17 U.S. national laboratories entering a partnership with prominent publishers, journals and other organizations in scientific publishing to support name-change requests from researchers on...
28-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Watching Subsurface Defects as They Move

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist and collaborators have demonstrated the first ever “defect microscope” that can track how populations of defects deep inside macroscopic materials move collectively.
13-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LLNL’s Tactically Responsive Launch-2 payload launched into orbit after being built in record time

When the U.S. Space Force’s Tactically Responsive Launch-2 mission launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base on June 13, it carried a payload designed and built in record time by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
2-Jul-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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It’s no drag: New heavy vehicle design increases fuel efficiency

Using wind tunnel measurements and computational fluid dynamics simulations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have demonstrated that aerodynamically integrated vehicle shapes decrease body-axis drag in a crosswind, creating...
1-Jul-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Taking cues from nature, breakthrough ‘cellular fluidics’ technology could have sweeping impacts

Inspired by the way plants absorb and distribute water and nutrients, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a groundbreaking method for transporting liquids and gases using 3D-printed lattice design and capillary action...
30-Jun-2021 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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LLNL-Tyvak Space Imaging Payload Has Taken More Than 4,500 Pictures of Earth and Space

Thousands of images of Earth and space have been taken by a compact space imaging payload developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and its collaborator Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems.
17-Jun-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

LLNL team looks at nuclear weapon effects for near-surface detonations

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their effects and apparent yields. Attempts to correlate data from events with low heights of...
7-Jun-2021 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Smashing gold with finesse: Shockless compression experiments at the National Ignition Facility establish new terapascal pressure scales

An international team of researchers, including scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Hyogo, have used the world’s most energetic laser – LLNL’s National Ignition...
3-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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