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- Weird science: Livermore's X-ray laser flap Blum, D. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jul/Aug1988, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p7
Outlines the inner workings of SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Relates the treatment of research scientist Roy Woodruff, former head of Livermore's X-ray laser program, when he challenged exaggerated claims on SDI capability.
- Pistons and rockets. Dane, Abe; Pope, Greg // Popular Mechanics;May93, Vol. 170 Issue 5, p20
States that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and Rocket Research Co. believe that piston pumps and rocket engines could add up to a lightweight, responsive propulsion system. Designs; Research being funded by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization.
- Livermore combats spread of nuclear arms. Henderson, Breck W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/2/1992, Vol. 137 Issue 18, p60
Describes the new Nonproliferation, Arms Control and International Security organization established by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to combat the spread of nuclear and chemical weapons. The NAI directorate will address worldwide problems of locating terrorist weapons, responding to...
- Peace Dividend for police. Lavitt, Michael O. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/12/1993, Vol. 139 Issue 2, p13
Reports on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Forensic Science Center welcoming proposals from companies that want to transfer technologies developed for verifying nonproliferation treaties to domestic law enforcement. Suitcase-sized mass spectrometer; Wireless area surveillance system.
- Long knives in the laboratory. Dworkin, P. // U.S. News & World Report;2/29/88, Vol. 104 Issue 8, p16
An analysis of the fractious dispute among scientists plaguing President Reagan's Star Wars program. Positions of scientist Dr. Edward Teller and Roy Woodruff, 47, former associate lab director for defense systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- Mighty mousse. Stern, Marilyn // Across the Board;Jul/Aug93, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p64
Features the Safe Emulsion Agar Gel (SEAgel), a rigid foam and the world's first lighter-than-air solid. Light enough to float on top of soap bubbles; Air filling up its open cells; Organic, completely biodegradable, and edible; Composed of seaweed-derived agar that is emulsified and dried;...
- NIFty arrangement. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jul/Aug1995, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p7
Reports on the effort of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California to convince the Congress to fund the proposed $1.1 billion National Ignition Facility.
- No fuel enrichment. Buderi, R. // Nature;2/8/1990, Vol. 343 Issue 6258, p500
Reports that the US Department of Energy has dropped a controversial plan to use lasers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to enrich plutonium fuel for atomic bombs. Plan to build a plant using this technology in Idaho has also been set aside. Brief details.
- US purchase of British computer raises controversy. Reichhardt, Tony // Nature;3/11/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6416, p100
Reports that a recent decision by a US government weapons laboratory to buy a massively parallel computer from a British-owned company has touched off protest from US supercomputer manufacturers and raised questions about trade policy in the competitive international computer market. Lawrence...