The Laboratory in the News

Advanced Materials for Our Past, Present, and Future
Commentary by Tomás Díaz de la Rubia

A Defensive “Coat” for Materials under Attack
Amorphous metal coatings provide the strength and corrosion resistance needed to protect military vessels and spent nuclear fuel containers.

Too Close for Comfort
Laboratory scientists are analyzing the feasibility of using nuclear explosives to disrupt or divert asteroids on a collision course with Earth.

Hyperion: A Titan of High-Performance Computing Systems
Livermore is collaborating with 10 computing industry leaders to create a test bed for Linux cluster hardware and software technologies.

Isolating Pathogens for Speedy Identification
An automated miniature device separates viruses, bacteria, genetic material, and proteins from nasal swabs and blood and urine samples for speedy identification.




December 2009

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