The Laboratory in the News

Protecting Our Military Forces
Commentary by John C. Doesburg

Sniffing the Air with an Electronic Nose
A Livermore-designed minuscule sensor could sniff the air to warn of toxic chemicals in manufacturing plants, on city streets, or during battle.

Simulations Explain High-Energy-Density Experiments
A “grand challenge” project on Livermore’s Atlas supercomputer reveals the physics of high-energy-density experiments.

Seeing Condensed Matter in a New Light
New x-ray diffraction experiments reveal the ultrafast dynamics of a nanoscale solid structure as it evolves over picosecond timescales.

Environment, Safety, and Health in the Extreme
While working in an Antarctica base camp, one Laboratory manager learned important lessons in safety and environmental stewardship.





January/February 2009

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