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Livermore Lab Dips Into the Past to Win Weapons Design Contest

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Science  09 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5817, pp. 1348
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5817.1348

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Weapons physicists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, with help from Sandia National Laboratories, have won a Department of Energy contest to design a new H-bomb by imitating an already-tested weapon just enough to prove their design will do the job. (Read more.)