Posts tagged with "Engineering"

For article Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

April 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...
For article In the wake of the wind

In the wake of the wind

April 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...
For article Students fare well at annual science and engineering fair

Students fare well at annual science and engineering fair

March 24, 2011 -  
Those who say science fairs are lagging should have visited LLNL's Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair (TVSEF) this week. The fair marked its 15th anniversary with a 30 percent increase in participants over last year. This year 413 best and brightest future scientists discussed their projects...
For article Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary March 22-25

Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary March 22-25

March 16, 2011 -  
The best and brightest student scientists and engineers will showcase their work when the annual Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, returns March 22-25, to the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. This year the fair...
For article LLNL gamma ray spectrometer aboard spacecraft due to start orbiting around Mercury

LLNL gamma ray spectrometer aboard spacecraft due to start orbiting around Mercury

March 14, 2011 -  
When a NASA spacecraft goes into orbit around Mercury Thursday evening, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will be paying close attention. During 2002 and 2003, the LLNL scientists developed a germanium-based gamma ray spectrometer that has been winging its way aboard the...

SRI methodology focuses Lab innovation effort

Oct. 8, 2010 -  
Laboratory teams are applying the concepts of the SRI International innovation program and the process is paying off. According to SRI, innovation is the creation and delivery of new customer value in the marketplace. It's not just a gadget or new invention by a sole owner, but rather requires...