How nerdy can the Mannequin Challenge get? This lab has it down to a science

20 Dec

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a US government-funded research facility, recently issued a serious challenge to other research units: can they beat the nerd quotient of their amazing mannequin challenge?

Established by the University of California in 1952, LLNL is a government-funded research and development facility that focuses on national security, especially nuclear weapons. The lab also applies its expertise and multidisciplinary capabilities to preventing the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction. Besides working on the security and reliability of nuclear weapons, its researchers also address chemical, biological, explosives, and cyber threats. Their work spans the physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, and computation.

LLNL has an annual budget of about $1.5 billion and more than 5,500 employees. It is primarily funded by the US Department of Energy, and operated by a group of organizations and institutes including the University of California and Texas A&M University. Over the years, there have been several protests against the nuclear weapons developed and produced here.

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