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Title: Science and Technology Review March 2012

Science and Technology Review March 2012 This month's issue has the following articles: (1) Honoring a Legacy of Service to the Nation - The nation pays tribute to George Miller, who retired in December 2011 as the Laboratory's tenth director; (2) Life-Extension Programs Encompass All Our Expertise - Commentary by Bruce T. Goodwin; (3) Extending the Life of an Aging Weapon - Stockpile stewards have begun work on a multiyear effort to extend the service life of the aging W78 warhead by 30 years; (4) Materials by Design - Material microstructures go three-dimensional with improved additive manufacturing techniques developed at Livermore; (5) Friendly Microbes Power Energy-Producing Devices - Livermore researchers are demonstrating how electrogenic bacteria and microbial fuel cell technologies can produce clean, renewable energy and purify water; and (6) Chemical Sensor Is All Wires, No Batteries - Livermore's 'batteryless' nanowire sensor could benefit applications in diverse fields such as homeland security and medicine.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 1036854
Report Number(s):UCRL-TR-52000-12-3
TRN: US201207%%34
DOE Contract Number:W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:USDOE
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ADDITIVES; BACTERIA; BIOCHEMICAL FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; FUEL CELLS; MANUFACTURING; MATERIALS; MICROSTRUCTURE; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; QUANTUM WIRES; SENSORS; SERVICE LIFE; STOCKPILES