Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Using synthetic biology for chlamydia vaccines

A multidisciplinary scientific team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made significant advances in developing a vaccine for chlamydia using synthetic biology, sponsored by a two-year National Institutes ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Fast heat flows in warm, dense aluminum

Thermal conductivity is one of the most crucial physical properties of matter when it comes to understanding heat transport, hydrodynamic evolution and energy balance in systems ranging from astrophysical objects to fusion ...

dateSep 01, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

Lawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon ...

dateAug 24, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Shock front probed by protons

A shock front is usually considered as a simple discontinuity in density or pressure. Yet in strongly shocked gases, the atoms are ionized into electrons and ions. The large difference in the electron pressure across the ...

dateAug 11, 2017 in General Physics
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Team finds reason behind defects in 3-D printing

High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3-D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models, have revealed the mechanisms behind material redistribution, a phenomenon that leads to defects in printed ...

dateAug 02, 2017 in Engineering
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