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July/August 2007


The Laboratory in the News

Dawn of a New Era
Commentary by Edward I. Moses

Preparing for the X Games of Science
Experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will enhance scientific understanding of the universe.

Meeting the Target Challenge
Researchers are developing novel materials and innovative fabrication and characterization techniques to design and manufacture NIF targets.

A Laboratory to Probe a Planet’s Deep Interior
Experimental capabilities at NIF will allow researchers to test planet-formation theories.

A Closer Look at Nucleosynthesis
NIF will provide a laboratory environment for examining how stars create the elements.

Taking on the Stars
Throughout his career, Edward Teller pursued a better understanding of plasma and space physics.

Patents and Awards

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