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Artist's conception of a comet impact on Earth
// S&T Highlights
A new super-fast high-pressure device allows scientists to simulate and study earthquakes and meteorite impacts more realistically in the lab.
 Eyal Feigenbaum, Félicie Albert, and Bruce Warner
// Recognition
Livermore scientists Félicie Albert, Eyal Feigenbaum and Bruce Warner have been named senior members of the Optical Society.
Co-Optima's FY18 Year in Review publication cover
// S&T Highlights
Researchers with the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative have identified six blendstocks from two chemical families that exhibit the greatest potential to dramatically increase efficiency.
Artist's conception of comet and organic molecular formulae
// S&T Highlights
Comets impacts may have produced nitrogen-containing aromatic structures that are likely constituents of polymeric biomaterials.
Artist's conception of a nuclear-excavated canal
// A Look Back
“Project Dugout” was intended to explore the use of nuclear explosives for large-scale earth excavation projects, such as the creation of harbors and canals.
 Building and annealing a rectangular block of stainless steel 316L
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have developed a technique to reduce residual stress in metal 3D printed parts using laser diodes.
Dawn Shaughnessy
// S&T Highlights
Nuclear chemist Dawn Shaughnessy joined a team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore and Russia that discovered five elements from 1989 to 2010.
Benjamin Santer
// Recognition

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientist Benjamin Santer is among scientists, authors, actors, business leaders, lawyers, surgeons and philanthropists who will be heading to the University of East An

Livermore Graduate Scholar and chemist Fanny Chu
// S&T Highlights
Any single hair from anywhere on the human body can be used to identify a person.
Lassen supercomputer
// S&T Highlights
Livermore’s Lassen joined its companion system Sierra in the top 10 of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.