Posts tagged with "Engineering"

Compression experiments lead to shocking results

Sep. 23, 2011 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Using acceleration 1 trillion times faster than a jet fighter in a maximum turn, researchers have gained new insight into dynamic compression of aluminum at ultrahigh strain rates. Controlled shock compression has been used for decades to examine the behavior of materials under...

Gates scholar selected to attend conference

Aug. 12, 2011 -  
It's not every day a Lab intern gets to meet a famous billionaire and philanthropist. But, Computation summer student TeAirra Brown recently did just that. Brown was one of five Gates Millennium Scholars selected to attend a reception with scholar program and Microsoft founder Bill Gates following...

Pico receives honor from DeVry University

Aug. 9, 2011 -  
Randy Pico, Engineering Directorate senior superintendent and safety officer, received a distinguished honor from DeVry University. Pico was selected from an alumni pool of more than 200,000 members when he was honored as a member of The Pinnacle . The Pinnacle was developed in recognition of DeVry...

De La Cruz encourages Latina students to take control of their future

Aug. 3, 2011 -  
It's a long way from Chihuahua, Mexico, to Livermore, but for Yahel De La Cruz, it has been a rewarding journey -- and one worth sharing. De La Cruz, a software engineer at the Lab, discussed growing up in Mexico, coming to the United States and the challenges she faced and opportunities she found...

Laboratory signs agreement with China to develop clean energy technology

Jul. 19, 2011 -  
The Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy Research Institute was formed by Huaneng Power International Inc., the largest power company in the world. Under the...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

Jun. 30, 2011 -  
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high...

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

Jun. 22, 2011 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top...

Local science fair winners to compete at Intel Fair

May. 3, 2011 -  
The top sweepstakes winners of the 15th annual Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF), sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will soon be heading south to their next level of competition. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) runs May 8-13 in Los...

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth. This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned...

In the wake of the wind

Apr. 26, 2011 -  
On the Front Range within the Rocky Mountains, prevailing winds sweep eastward over the mountains smack into the National Wind Technology Center. Several wind turbines, some taller than a 40-story building, spin and hum at the site, just outside of Boulder, Colo., waiting for an experiment to start...