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Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Quarterly, Fall 2002
Fall 2002
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The Los Alamos Research Quarterly is published to communicate the Laboratory's achievements and how they benefit our neighbors, our nation, and the world.

The Research Quarterly highlights our ongoing work to enhance global security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, developing technical solutions to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and national security.







  Dateline Los Alamos   cover of the premier issue of Research Quarterly from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fall 2002
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code validation experiments Code Validation Experiments

Small-scale laboratory experiments are helping to validate computer simulations of nuclear weapon performance.

Tracing Biothreats

Tracing Biothreats

Lab researchers have developed a powerful set of tools that use molecular signatures to detect, identify, and trace biothreat agents.

Sound Solutions

Sound Solutions

Sound can be used as a diagnostic tool in areas as diverse as chemical and biological threat reduction, medical diagnosis, and infrastructure preservation.

Render Safe Render Safe

Los Alamos volunteers on the Nuclear Emergency Support Team serve as part of the nation's shield against a nuclear weapon emergency.



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James L. Smith

Executive Editor
Judyth Prono

Art Director
Chris Brigman

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Bill Dupuy
Brian Fishbine
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Shelley Thompson

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