S&TR | March 2013


The Laboratory in the News

Long-Term Investment Drives Engineering Innovation
Commentary by Monya Lane

Advanced Engineering Delivers More Exact Weapons Performance
Laboratory engineers apply advanced simulations and technical expertise in explosives and materials to develop low-collateral-damage munitions.

On the Path to Ignition
Scientists using the National Ignition Facility have made significant progress toward producing a self-sustaining burn of fusion fuel.

New Mechanisms for Regulating Bone Formation
Understanding how to switch off a critical gene that manages bone turnover benefits efforts to develop targeted therapies for bone formation.

Chaotic Plasmas Give Birth to Orderly Electromagnetic Fields
Streaming plasmas created by powerful lasers appear to give rise to self-organized electromagnetic fields similar to those found throughout the universe.