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Giant Lasers Crystallize Water With Shockwaves, Revealing the Atomic Structure of Superionic Ice

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time – all in just a few...
6-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Human Influence on Global Droughts Dates Back 100 Years

Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought risk as far back as the early 20th century.
1-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LLNL scientists combine X-rays and simulations to mitigate defects in metal 3D builds

Combining high performance computer simulations with X-ray imaging of the laser powder bed fusion (LBPF) metal additive manufacturing process obtained with SLAC’s synchrotron, researchers have found a way to negate the formation of pores — tiny...
29-Apr-2019 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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U.S. Energy Use Rises to Highest Level Ever

Americans used more energy in 2018 than in any other year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall total energy consumption rose to 101.2 quadrillion BTU (or “quads”). The...
11-Apr-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lab’s National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center Observes 40th Anniversary Responding to Emergencies

An accident had occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant on March 28, 1979 that led to a release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. This is how the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) was born.
4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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DOE announces latest call for HPC4EnergyInnovation proposals

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced the spring 2019 call for proposals for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program, including three of its pillar programs.
29-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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International Climate Scientists Seek Refined Understanding of Climate System

Climate scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced today the release of new data sets that will provide fresh insights into past and future climate change.
21-Mar-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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LLNL Research Helps Uncover How Beetle Gut Microbes Make Food and Fuel

As part of a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory bioenergy study, project scientist Jennifer Pett-Ridge and collaborators have learned how the digestive system of a wood-eating beetle serves as a natural mini-reactor for biofuel production.
11-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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