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Close-up of mosquito
// S&T Highlights
A research team has found that outbreaks of human disease, such as the 2015 Zika virus epidemic, may be due to genetic mutation, and viruses may undergo further changes as they expand their geographic range.
STAR (Sample Test and Recovery) array and space ship
// S&T Highlights
The STAR (Sample Test and Recovery) array was developed to measure shock velocity and heating in up to 16 material samples irradiated with x rays.
Artist's conception of the dust and gas surrounding a newly formed planetary system.
// S&T Highlights
Livermore scientists and a collaborator reviewed recent work that shows how meteorites exhibit a fundamental isotopic dichotomy between non-carbonaceous and carbonaceous groups,
Livermore mechanical technicians pose in front of the gas recirculation plant they built, December 1967​​​​​​.​
// A Look Back

On Dec. 10, 1967, Project Gasbuggy was conducted in a sandstone gas-bearing formation in the San Juan Basin near Farmington, New Mexico.

Federica Coppari with an x-ray diffraction image plate
// Recognition
Laboratory research scientist Federica Coppari was named a New Leader in Space Science by the U.S. and Chinese academies of sciences.
Two images of the fungus Fusarium
// S&T Highlights
Livermore scientists have helped discover that RNA viruses are abundant and diverse in soil, where they prey upon organisms such as insects, nematodes and fungi.
Three men standing in lab
// Recognition
A trio of employees and Lawrence Livermore have netted a national technology transfer award for their work in the creation of LLNL’s Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML).
asteroid P/2016 G1
// Press

Astronomers spot an asteroid being struck by another object.

Gold aerogel on top of mosquito
// Journal Covers
Research team reports the fabrication of ultralight gold aerogel monoliths with tunable densities and pore structures.
Microbe capsules
// S&T Highlights
To help increase the U.S. supply of rare earth elements, researchers are using microbe beads to recover rare earth elements from consumer electronic waste.