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Title: Science & Technology Review December 2005

Abstract

This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Helping NNSA Managers Chart the Future Stockpile--Commentary by Bruce T. Goodwin; (2) Modeling the Future--Livermore researchers have developed a computational tool that simulates the effects of changing demands on the nuclear weapons complex; (3) A Peculiar Burst of Stars--By combining computer simulations with optical and radio astronomical techniques, astrophysicists can better understand how stars form; (4) Exploring the Link between Diet and Cancer--Scientists combine experiments and simulations to demonstrate how food mutagens could promote hormone-sensitive cancers; and (5) When Lightning Strikes at Site 300--Electrical engineers are certifying that Livermore's Site 300 provides a safe work environment, even during a lightning storm.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
883733
Report Number(s):
UCRL-TR-52000-05-12
TRN: US200615%%195
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DIET; ENGINEERS; FOOD; LIGHTNING; MUTAGENS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; SIMULATION; STARS

Citation Formats

Aufderheide III, M B. Science & Technology Review December 2005. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/883733.
Aufderheide III, M B. Science & Technology Review December 2005. United States. doi:10.2172/883733.
Aufderheide III, M B. Mon . "Science & Technology Review December 2005". United States. doi:10.2172/883733. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883733.
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