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Ryan Chen
// S&T Highlights
Emergency crews may be better prepared if a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States because of a new simulator.
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.
The National Ignition Facility
// S&T Highlights
Over the last decade, the world's most energetic laser has been making important contributions to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, national security, and high-energy-density science.
Model of biomolecule
// S&T Highlights
Livermore scientists have developed a promising drug that permeates the blood-brain barrier.
Ship lowering raft into ocean
// S&T Highlights
The LLNL Independent Diagnostic Scoring System (LIDSS) measures crucial impact parameters during intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
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.