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algorithm

New Algorithms to Predict Power Grid Impacts from Hackers, Earthquakes and...

What would it take for an entire American city to lose power? What circumstances and failures in the electrical grid’s infrastructure would lead to...
carbon storage

The Future of Carbon Storage in Forests

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and collaborators are looking to the future when it comes to carbon uptake in the forest ecosystem. Soil plays a...
supercomputers

Sierra Reaches Higher Altitudes, Takes No. 2 Spot on List of...

Sierra, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) newest supercomputer, rose to second place on the list of the world’s fastest computing systems, TOP500 List representatives announced Monday...
Nanocrystals

Nanocrystals Arrange to Improve Electronics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way nanocrystals are arranged inside of them. Nanocrystals...
Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy

Big Results Come from Small Instrument

A new kid is coming to town in the form of an ultra-sensitive, laser-based, carbon-14 spectrometer that will be able to measure samples as...
explosives

Uncovering Secret Structure to Safer Explosives

A team of scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly...
Flexible Biological Sensors

Electrochemical ‘Roughening’ Improves LLNL-Developed Flexible Biological Sensors

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers and scientists have developed a new technique that enhances the performance of Lab-developed flexible thin-film biological sensors, increasing...
Nanoporous Gold

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

Nanoporous metals are superior catalysts for chemical reactions due to their large surface area and high electrical conductivity, making them perfect candidates for applications...
metallic hydrogen

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

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...
natural gas

Using Microbes to Convert CO2 to Natural Gas

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Southern California Gas Co. and Stanford University, are using microbes to convert carbon dioxide directly to renewable natural gas. The U.S....
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...