The Laboratory in the News

Lawrence Livermore as the “Go-To” National Security Laboratory
Commentary by Penrose (Parney) C. Albright

Launching Traffic Cameras into Space
The Space-Based Telescopes for Actionable Refinement of Ephemeris project is designing nanosatellites to more accurately determine the trajectory of space objects orbiting Earth.

An Improved Tool for Nuclear Forensics
Resonance ionization mass spectrometry provides rapid isotopic analysis for studying materials derived from nuclear events.

A Simple Way to Better Protect Soldiers against Head Trauma
A modest increase in the foam padding used in Army helmets could significantly reduce brain injuries.

Shocking Aluminum for Greater Understanding
Experiments using a laser beam to hit a thin film of aluminum provide an unprecedented look into the physics of shock waves traveling through a metal.


Science & Technology Review is published eight times a year to communicate, to a broad audience, the Laboratory’s scientific and technological accomplishments in support of national security and other enduring national needs. The publication’s goal is to help readers understand these accomplishments and appreciate their value to the individual citizen, the nation, and the world.