Posts tagged with "Engineering"

HPC4Materials announces first awards

Sep. 26, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the first round of awardees for the new HPC4Materials ( HPC4Mtls ) Program, a public-private effort aimed at using high-performance computing to advance U.S. industry’s discovery, design and development of materials for severe environments. The nine...

Spack, a Lab-developed 'app store for supercomputers,' becoming standard-bearer

Sep. 18, 2018 -  
Spack, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-developed open source package manager optimized for high performance computing (HPC), is making waves throughout the HPC community, including internationally, as evidenced by a recent tour of European HPC facilities by the tool’s developers. Despite...

LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time

Sep. 13, 2018 -  
For years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers and scientists have used an array of sensors and imaging techniques to analyze the physics and processes behind metal 3D printing in an ongoing effort to build higher quality metal parts the first time , every time. Now, researchers are...

Electrochemical 'roughening' improves LLNL-developed flexible biological sensors

Sep. 11, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) engineers and scientists have developed a new technique that enhances the performance of Lab-developed flexible thin-film biological sensors, increasing the sensitivity of the implantable arrays to chemicals for biosensing applications, among other...

DOE funds LLNL project aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings

Sep. 10, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) recently awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers with $3 million for a three-year project aimed at using building energy more efficiently to...
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Hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold could ‘revolutionize’ electrochemical reactor design

Aug. 31, 2018 -  
Nanoporous metals are superior catalysts for chemical reactions due to their large surface area and high electrical conductivity, making them perfect candidates for applications such as electrochemical reactors, sensors and actuators. In a study published today in the journal Science Advances ,...

Energy Secretary honors Lab scientist’s contributions to stockpile stewardship

Aug. 30, 2018 -  
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recognized Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) chemist Bill McLean with a Secretary’s Achievment Award Wednesday in recognition of “pioneering technical contributions that have led to significant advancements in science-based stockpile stewardship .” The...

Manufacturing program calls for proposals focused on challenges in steel, aluminum

Aug. 29, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) has issued a special High Performance Computing for Manufacturing ( HPC4Mfg ) call for proposals for projects aimed at addressing key challenges in U.S. steel and aluminum manufacturing. The solicitation officially opened on Aug. 23. Funding of up to...

Researchers developing deep learning system to advance nuclear nonproliferation analysis

Aug. 21, 2018 -  
Artificial neural networks are all around us, deeply embedded in routine functions on the internet. They help online merchants make personalized shopping recommendations, enable social media sites to recognize faces in photos and assist email programs in filtering out spam. Neural networks also...

Optogenetics – controlling neurons with light – may lead to cures for PTSD, Alzheimer’s

Aug. 20, 2018 -  
Through the emerging field of optogenetics, a technology that allows genetically modified neurons in living tissue to be precisely controlled by means of light, scientists are attempting to gain a better understanding of how the brain works in hopes of discovering cures for debilitating neural...