DARPA taps Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory

July 8, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced this week.The research builds on the understanding that memory is a...

Lawrence Livermore, MIT researchers develop new ultralight, ultrastiff 3D printed materials

June 19, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel -- a material so light it's called 'frozen smoke' -- but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well as other applications where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed.Lawrence Livermore National...

Lawrence Livermore, MIT researchers develop new ultralight, ultrastiff 3D printed materials

June 19, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Imagine a material with the same weight and density as aerogel -- a material so light it's called 'frozen smoke' -- but with 10,000 times more stiffness. This material could have a profound impact on the aerospace and automotive industries as well as other applications where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed.Lawrence Livermore National...

Researchers develop efficient approach to manufacture 3D metal parts

June 16, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing -- using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties.  Selective laser melting (SLM) is a powder-based, additive manufacturing process where a...

Researchers develop efficient approach to manufacture 3D metal parts

June 16, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing -- using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties.  Selective laser melting (SLM) is a powder-based, additive manufacturing process where a...

Forum showcases Lab's additive manufacturing capabilities

June 4, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's additive manufacturing capabilities including hardware expertise, materials science R&D and high-performance computing were highlighted at a recent Silicon Valley forum.Held at theHigh Performance Computing Innovation CenterLivermore Valley Open Campus, the event drew a standing room only crowd of more than 80 people from throughout the Bay Area. It...

IPO webinar on energy absorbing materials today

June 2, 2014- 
Learn more about additively manufactured energy absorbing materials produced by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the next monthly installment of the Industrial Partnerships Office (IPO) Technology & Market Discovery Webinar series on June 3. The presentation by lab material scientist Eric Duoss titled "Design and Manufacture of Energy Absorbing Materials" will run from 9 to 10 a...

CASIS workshop explores building a Wikipedia for visual queries

May 27, 2014- 
The 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS), attracted more than 100 attendees last week.The workshop is designed to showcase R&D in signal and image sciences at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories as well as local academic institutions and industries. It was co...

CASIS workshop explores building a Wikipedia for visual queries

May 27, 2014- 
The 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS), attracted more than 100 attendees last week.The workshop is designed to showcase R&D in signal and image sciences at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories as well as local academic institutions and industries. It was co...

CASIS workshop explores building a Wikipedia for visual queries

May 27, 2014- 
The 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS), attracted more than 100 attendees last week.The workshop is designed to showcase R&D in signal and image sciences at Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories as well as local academic institutions and industries. It was co...

A computer code led to entrepreneurial success

May 8, 2014- 
Editor's note: This article is part of an occasional series about LLNL entrepreneurs.John Hallquist knew it was a game changer when he invented a small computer code to analyze the structures of bombs dropped by U.S. Air Force jets.It was 1976 and Hallquist was a young engineer who had joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after getting his Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University...

UC Merced students inspired by Laboratory visit

May 6, 2014- 
UC Merced students spent Friday touring Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a place where some of them dream of working as a scientist or engineer.The group included 20 undergraduate and graduate students from the university's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Resource Center. The purpose of the visit was for LLNL to strengthen its collaboration with the state...

UC Merced students inspired by Laboratory visit

May 6, 2014- 
UC Merced students spent Friday touring Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a place where some of them dream of working as a scientist or engineer.The group included 20 undergraduate and graduate students from the university's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Resource Center. The purpose of the visit was for LLNL to strengthen its collaboration with the state...

LLNL partners with FATHOM to develop new additive manufacturing technology

April 29, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has entered into a technology development partnership with FATHOM, a company specializing in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.The collaboration combines FATHOM's advanced industry knowledge with LLNL's unique research and development capabilities and broad domain expertise in applied science and engineering to commercialize new additive...

LLNL partners with FATHOM to develop new additive manufacturing technology

April 29, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has entered into a technology development partnership with FATHOM, a company specializing in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.The collaboration combines FATHOM's advanced industry knowledge with LLNL's unique research and development capabilities and broad domain expertise in applied science and engineering to commercialize new additive...

Signal and image sciences workshop set for May 21

April 25, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting the 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop on May 21 at Livermore Valley Open Campus' High Performance Computing Innovation Center.The free workshop is a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS). Co-sponsored by the East Bay chapter of the Institute of Electrical and...

Signal and image sciences workshop set for May 21

April 25, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hosting the 18th annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop on May 21 at Livermore Valley Open Campus' High Performance Computing Innovation Center.The free workshop is a signature event of the Engineering Directorate's Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS). Co-sponsored by the East Bay chapter of the Institute of Electrical and...

Lab researcher inspired by math

April 23, 2014- 
What makes Carol Meyers tick is a series of proofs, theorems and complex equations.The self-described "nerd" has loved mathematics since she was young, and it has helped her succeed as a researcher in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Computational Engineering Division."I've always loved numbers," Meyers said. "I like to think logically. Higher math allows me to formulate logical...

Visiting engineering professor works on materials designed for additive manufacturing

April 22, 2014- 
Many professors publish research papers but never get to see their research move into the development phase.That's not the case for Daniel Tortorelli, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.He recently completed a nine-week sabbatical at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where his research on structural optimization was put to use in the Engineering...

Visiting engineering professor works on materials designed for additive manufacturing

April 22, 2014- 
Many professors publish research papers but never get to see their research move into the development phase.That's not the case for Daniel Tortorelli, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.He recently completed a nine-week sabbatical at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where his research on structural optimization was put to use in the Engineering...