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Livermore,CA: University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2005. presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 52 pages, plus covers. Illustrations (most in color). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a federal research facility, founded by the University of California, Berkeley in 1952. A Federally Funded Research and Development Center, it is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a partnership of the University of California, Bechtel, BWX Technologies, AECOM, and Battelle Memorial Institute in affiliation with the Texas A&M University System. In 2012, the laboratory had the synthetic chemical element livermorium named after it. LLNL's principal responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons through the application of advanced science, engineering and technology. The Laboratory also applies its special expertise and multidisciplinary capabilities to preventing the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, and bolstering homeland security.