S&TR | April/May 2014


The Laboratory in the News

Extracting the Most Energy from Wind
Commentary by Jeff Roberts

Predicting Wind Power with Greater Accuracy
A combination of fieldwork, advanced simulation, and statistical analysis is improving wind power predictions to help ensure abundant energy.

Tiny But Mighty Potential Allies in the Toxic Metal Cleanup Effort
Insights into the survival strategy of a common bacterium may lead to a more effective approach for decontaminating uranium.

Nuclear Fusion through a Computational Microscope
Livermore researchers combine first-principles calculations with high-performance computing to model low-energy nuclear reactions at a fundamental level.

Chemistry in Motion: Solving Big Problems with an Ultrafast Code
A clever computational method speeds up the modeling of chemical systems a thousandfold over traditional methods.