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climate change

Human Influence Detected in Changing Seasons

For the first time, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and five other organizations have shown that human influences significantly impact the size...
brain-on-a-chip

Scientists May Help Validate Organ-On-A-Chip Devices

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured...
laser energy

NIF Sets New Laser Energy Record

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser system has set a new record, firing 2.15 megajoules (MJ) of energy to its...
Traumatic Brain Injury

LLNL Applies High-Performance Computing to Improve Understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury

Since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began in 2001, more than 350,000 cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in servicemen and women have...
petawatt laser

LLNL-Developed Petawatt Laser System Fully Integrated, Operational at Eli Beamlines

After evaluation by an international peer review group, the L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system has been declared fully integrated and operational at the ELI...
tuberculosis

Peering into Tb Bacteria That Attacks Antibiotics

An international team of researchers including those from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has found a new way to investigate how tuberculosis bacteria inactivates...
laser

NIF Achieves Record Double Fusion Yield

An experimental campaign conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) has achieved a total fusion neutron yield of 1.9e16 (1.9x1016)...
material properties

Machine Learning Model Predicts Phenomenon Key to Understanding Material Properties

Using machine learning, evolutionary algorithms and other advanced computational techniques, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully modeled how atoms are arranged between the...
radiation damage phenomena

Researchers Discover Cause of Radiation Defects

A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texas A&M University got a step closer to understanding radiation damage phenomena. They found that...
forensic method

LLNL-Led Team Expands Forensic Method to Identify People Using Proteins from...

When a team of researchers led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) developed a new biological identification method that exploits information encoded in proteins, they thought...
Energy Exascale Earth System Modelvideo

New Exascale System for Earth Simulation

A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal...
carbon capture

LLNL Maps out Deployment of Carbon Capture and Sequestration for Ethanol...

To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have mapped...
energy and water flow charts

Lawrence Livermore Issues State-By-State Combined Energy and Water Use Flow Charts

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has issued state-by-state energy and water flow charts in one location so that analysts and...
high energy protons

A Powerful New Source of High-Energy Protons

Nearly 20 years ago, researchers conducting experiments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Nova Petawatt laser system -- the world’s first quadrillion-watt laser --...
exoplanets

Ramp Compression of Iron Provides Insight into Core Conditions of Large...

In a paper published today by Nature Astronomy(link is external), a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University...
sepsis

Machine Learning Models Could Save Lives Through Personalized Sepsis Diagnostics

Researchers and clinicians may be able to track the progression of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by an extreme reaction to infection, with...
glass optics

Lab Scientists Successfully Print Glass Optics

For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the...
quantum computing

Breaking the Law: Lawrence Livermore, Department of Energy Look to Shatter...

The laws of quantum physics impact daily life in rippling undercurrents few people are aware of, from the batteries in our smartphones to the...
asteroid deflector

Scientists Design Conceptual Asteroid Deflector and Evaluate It Against Massive Potential...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated...
Copper Catalysts

Lab Scientists to Improve Energy Efficiency of Copper Catalysts That Convert...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have received $1 million from the Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of copper-based catalysts to convert...