The way the Death Star works in the fictional Star Wars universe has long been dismissed by scientists as something that defies our physical reality, but researchers at Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility have found a way to successfully combine laser beams using plasma for the first time EVER
The U.S. conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, with multiple cameras capturing each event at around 2,400 frames per second. These are the declassified films of tests conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, uses a digital design to build three-dimensional structures by sequentially layering materials. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is the leader among Department of Energy laboratories in additive manufacturing.
The Laboratory is not only applying additive manufacturing to its core mission of maintaining the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile but is also advancing the science, combining materials in new ways and creating materials with properties not found in nature.
The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory focuses on the nexus of science and technology (S&T) and policy to provide fresh insights for understanding and addressing important national security issues. View coming CGSR events: https://cgsr.llnl.gov/