Posts tagged with "Engineering"

rocket

LLNL researchers garner two contracts for rocket propulsion, space launch vehicle work

Mar. 16, 2015 -  
Two recent contracts worth nearly $1.5 million have brought the Laboratory back into the rocket development business. The last Livermore designed and fabricated rocket vehicle, powered by an LLNL engine, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1994. It was conceived and designed by aerospace...
open source

America Makes taps Lawrence Livermore, GE to develop open source algorithms for 3D printing

Mar. 13, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – General Electric ( GE ) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently received $540,000 to develop open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing of metal parts. The award is from America Makes , the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation...
haptix

DARPA taps Lab to restore touch to amputees

Feb. 8, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to join a collaborative research team that intends to build the world’s first neural system to enable naturalistic feeling and movements in prosthetic hands...
capsule

Microcapsules capture carbon safely

Feb. 5, 2015 -  
Using the same baking soda found in most grocery stores, Lawrence Livermore scientists, along with colleagues from Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have created a significant advance in carbon dioxide capture. The team developed a new type of carbon capture...
leahy

California employers train service members for advanced manufacturing jobs

Feb. 3, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, California — California employers have created a pipeline to train and educate active-duty service members and veterans for careers in advance manufacturing to fill a workforce shortage for a burgeoning industry. Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories, NASA Ames...
Hall of Fame

Four researchers to be inducted into Lawrence Livermore Entrepreneurs’ Hall Of Fame

Jan. 15, 2015 -  
Four former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers will be inducted next week into the Laboratory’s Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame (EHF). The group of former Lab researchers, who represent the second class of inductees into the Lab’s EHF, will be honored for developing...
top ten

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 -  
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science. The top stories of the year are a reflection of...
STEM

Colleges, labs develop STEM core curriculum

Dec. 12, 2014 -  
The success of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Engineering Technology Program to educate veterans for technical careers has inspired a statewide push to create an educational core curriculum to prepare junior college students for technical jobs at California’s national labs. The core...
Tiziana Bond

Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals

Nov. 25, 2014 -  
LIVERMORE, California — Nanoporous metals — foam-like materials that have some degree of air vacuum in their structure — have a wide range of applications because of their superior qualities. They posses a high surface area for better electron transfer, which can lead to the improved performance of...