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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.
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.
Switchgrass
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes.
 The X-ray free-electron laser at the Linac Coherent Light Source
// S&T Highlights
Researchers have elucidated the transition in the chemical bonding mechanism that enables the data storage in phase-change materials.