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Introduction

  • Welcome to this Issue
    Los Alamos National Laboratory has been at the forefront of high explosives research since the Manhattan Project, says Bob Webster, Principal Associate Director, Weapons Programs.

Articles

  • The Hurt-Locker School
    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Homemade Explosives Course puts world-class science to work keeping military Explosive Ordnance Disposal techs safe.
  • Explosive Results
    Scientists at Los Alamos are solving national security challenges, from the threat of toothpaste-tube bombs on airliners to ensuring the safety of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
  • Questing for the Holy Grail of High Explosives
    A molecule invented by Los Alamos scientist David E. Chavez might herald the arrival of a new class of insensitive high explosives.
  • Learning from (Near) Disaster
    Weapons designers look to past nuclear accidents to develop safer modern-day explosives.
  • A Safer Liftoff
    An innovative rocket-fuel system uses a novel source of power and breakthrough engineering to deliver high-energy thrust with improved safety.
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll
    Los Alamos scientists analyze North Korea’s January 2016 “hydrogen bomb” test to determine the details—location, yield, and type—of the explosion.
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    Plans for America’s newest national park include admitting the public onto Laboratory property—without compromising national security or the Lab’s mission.
  • Strategic Deterrent Forces
    U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, calls for modernizing the U.S nuclear deterrent—the bedrock of 21st-century U.S. national security.
  • Crossword Challenge
    How closely did you read this issue of NSS? Find out by attempting our crossword puzzle.

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NSS April 2016

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