Posts tagged with "Engineering"

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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...
For article Researchers developing deep learning system to advance nuclear nonproliferation analysis

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...

LLNL and Virginia Tech researchers achieve more complex 3D-printed graphene aerogel

Aug. 17, 2018 -  
Graphene aerogel is lighter than air but as strong as steel, and it’s already proven useful in aerospace, energy storage and insulation. While there have been recent advances in 3D printing of the novel material, achieving complex structures has been elusive, hampering the unique material’s full...

FDA approves medical device utilizing LLNL-developed shape memory technology

Aug. 2, 2018 -  
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a medical device in humans for deliberately blocking blood flow to treat bleeding abnormalities or other conditions, a procedure known as embolization. The device integrates expanding shape memory polymer technology that was partly developed...
For article Research by Lawerence Livermore scientists may help validate organ-on-a-chip devices

Research by Lawerence Livermore scientists may help validate organ-on-a-chip devices

July 17, 2018 -  
A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured in Lab-developed “brain-on-a-chip” devices may be a critical first step to validating chip-based brain platforms, LLNL researchers...

Warhead life extension passes key milestone

June 28, 2018 -  
The program to extend the life of the W80 nuclear warhead recently achieved a significant milestone when the National Nuclear Security Administration ( NNSA ) gave passing grades to the plans to refurbish certain components and the proposed approach to developing component cost estimates. Passing...

Former LLNL engineer turned NASA astronaut inspires employees to 'reach for the stars'

June 14, 2018 -  
Growing up in the Central Valley, the son of Mexican migrant farmworkers, José Hernández learned early on that education would be his ticket out of a life toiling in the fields. His journey would lead him to a 15-year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), to the zero-gravity of...