New issue of S&TR available

Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov

The September 2011 issue of Science & Technology Review is now online. This issue's feature article, "A Beamline to National Security," reports on how the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry is a key player in the Laboratory's mission-related research on environmental health, nuclear forensics and intelligence gathering. A research highlight describes how Livermore biotechnology researchers fight antibiotic resistance by turning a bacterium's own genes against it. Another highlight reports on the participation of Livermore scientists in the first experiments at the world's largest particle accelerator -- the Large Hadron Collider. A final highlight details how a new process improves the damage resistance of fused silica optics for the National Ignition Facility.

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