Posts tagged with "Engineering"

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Researchers 3D-print with reactive materials

Dec. 16, 2015 -  
Reactive composite materials are everywhere, from the life-saving air bags in your car to the dazzling pyrotechnics in Fourth of July fireworks. But one of the main drawbacks to using these materials has been the unpredictability of their reactions. Historically, the way to alter the performance in...
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Engineer develops 'leap forward' with 3D-printer

Dec. 11, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore Lab engineer Bryan Moran wasn’t necessarily looking to improve on 3D printing technology when he moved over to Additive Manufacturing three years ago, but he may have done just that. Moran’s creation, a new take on a process called projection micro-stereolithography, which uses...
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Researchers 3D print 'living' blood vessels

Dec. 3, 2015 -  
The cardiovascular system is a complex web of tens of thousands of miles of arteries, capillaries and veins, branching throughout the body like tributaries of a great river. And now, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are recapitulating this intricate network using an emerging...
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LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Nov. 16, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2014. The trade journal R&D Magazine announced the winners of its annual awards, sometimes called the "Oscars of invention," Friday in Las Vegas. With this...
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Event honors 20 years of Stockpile Stewardship

Oct. 22, 2015 -  
The proven success of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) – which pushed the limits of modern science and engineering by requiring the transition from explosive nuclear weapons testing to what is effectively virtual nuclear testing – was celebrated Wednesday at a half-day public event hosted by...
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3D-printing device wins tech-transfer award

Oct. 1, 2015 -  
A 3D-printing device developed by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) optical engineer has garnered a 2015 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Far West Region Award for outstanding technology development. The award, given for the Large Area Projection Micro Stereolithography (LAPµSL)...
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LLNL researcher takes aim at solar-cell reliability

Sept. 16, 2015 -  
A Lawrence Livermore National Lab engineer has been awarded $570,000 through the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to explore spectroscopic technology as a means of detecting moisture buildup in solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. Over the next two years, Mihail Bora, a Materials Engineering...
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Nanocrystals don’t add up for reactor materials

Aug. 19, 2015 -  
Lawrence Livermore researchers have found that nanocrystalline materials do not necessarily resist radiation effects in nuclear reactors better than currently used materials. As researchers hunt for materials with the ability to withstand prolonged radiation damage, the use of nanostructured...