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Scientists uncover secret structure to safer explosives

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety. These findings open the door to the possibility of tuning high...
17-Oct-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Awardees named for first round of HPC4Materials funding

The Department of Energy today announced the first round of awardees for the new HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls) Program, a public-private effort aimed at using high-performance computing to advance U.S. industry’s discovery, design and development of...
26-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hierarchical 3D Printing of Nanoporous Gold Could ‘Revolutionize’ Electrochemical Reactor Design

In a study published today in the journal Science Advances, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, along with their counterparts at Harvard University, report on the hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold, a proof of concept that...
30-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Secretary of Energy honors LLNL scientist with prestigious award

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recognized LLNL chemist Bill McLean with a prestigious Secretary’s Achievement Award yesterday in recognition of “pioneering technical contributions that have led to significant advancements in science-based...
30-Aug-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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HPC4Manufacturing program calls for project proposals focused on steel and aluminum

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has issued a special High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) call for proposals for projects aimed at addressing key challenges in U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturing. The solicitation...
29-Aug-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Ignition Facility Reveals How Hydrogen Becomes Metallic Inside Giant Gas Planets

Swirling dense metallic hydrogen dominates the interiors of Jupiter, Saturn and many extra-solar planets. Building precise models of these giant planets requires an accurate description of the transition of pressurized hydrogen into this metallic...
15-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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DOE funds 13 projects under fifth round of HPC4Manufacturing Progaram

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which manages the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program to use supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded...
15-Aug-2018 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Magnetic Fields Can Quash Zonal Jets Deep in Gas Giants

Magnetic fields around a planet or a star can overpower the zonal jets that affect atmospheric circulation. New research by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and a collaborator from the Australian National University (ANU)...
8-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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