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Potential H2 Fueling Stations Identified in California

A number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting that a larger network of hydrogen fueling stations may soon be possible, according to a study by Sandia National Laboratories. Several car makers, including GM, Daimler, Hyundai-Kia, and Ford have been working to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, with varying roll-out dates […]

Yes, Fuel Cell EVs Can Fill ‘Er Up

Once you have one of those super cool, super high tech fuel cell EVs parked in your driveway, where are you going to go when you need a refill? The folks over at Sandia National Laboratory have an answer: at a filling station. No, really...Show More Summary

More California gas stations can provide H2 than previously thought, Sandia study says

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A study by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling stations may be within reach. read more

Moly 99 reactor could lead to U.S. supply of isotope to track disease

An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States.

Improvements in MRIs, other image-detection applications on the horizon

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications. read more

Wearable sensor can tell you when you're dehydrated

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Summer is the ideal time to frolic out in the sun, but there's always the risk that you'll neglect the amount of water that you're taking in. Sandia National Laboratories is hoping to put an end to that, after designing a wrist-worn sensor that lets...

Planting the 'SEEDS' of solar technology in the home

In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic (PV) systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are gathering data on consumer motivations that can feed sophisticated computer models...Show More Summary

Sandia National Labs is stepping up its neuro-inspired computer chip research

Sandia National Laboratories is beginning work on a long-term project to design a computer that has more in common with the structure and function of the brain. Researchers hope that a neuro-inspired design will be more flexible and efficient, just like the brain.

Airport security officers at TSA gaining insight from Sandia human behavior studies

LIVERMORE, Calif.— A recent Sandia National Laboratories study offers insight into how a federal transportation security officer's thought process can influence decisions made during airport baggage screening, findings that are helping the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) improve the performance of its security officers. read more

Pocket-Sized Anthrax Detector AIDS Global Agriculture

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb

Sandia National Laboratories has finished eight days of testing a full-scale mock unit representing the aerodynamic characteristics of the B61-12 gravity bomb in a wind tunnel. The tests on the mock-up were done to establish the configuration...Show More Summary

The Closed Loop Brayton Cycle at Sandia National Laboratory

This article is pertinent to how many experts envision a LFTR (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) producing electricity without the use of water. Excerpted from an article by Principle Investigator Steven Wright In most respects, carbon dioxide is an energy problem. Show More Summary

Sandia Team Building Hydrogen Fuel Cell Unit

A new fuel cell technology demonstration project led by Sandia National Laboratories will be deployed to the Port of Honolulu by 2015 to show how the portable unit can lower emissions and reduce energy consumption. The unit will fit inside a 20-foot shipping container and will consist of four 30-kilowatt fuel cells, a hydrogen storage […]

First impact test in years of B61 nonnuclear components

A ground-penetrating bomb, minus its nuclear components, rammed through a target at the remote Coyote Canyon test range in Sandia National Laboratories' first such rocket-driven impact test in seven years. Engineers said the Sandia components on the weapon performed as expected.

Fusion instabilities lessened by unexpected effect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A surprising effect created by a 19th century device called a Helmholz coil offers clues about how to achieve controlled nuclear fusion at Sandia National Laboratories' powerful Z machine. read more

Behold the new US star destroyer turbolaser cannon—or just a centrifuge

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cool photo from Sandia National Laboratories of what appears to be some exotic plasma cannon to be installed in the first US star destroyer—until your dreams are destroyed when you read the caption: it's a centrifuge "used to simulate gravity for re-entry situations." Read more...

Biologists Create Micro-Zombies out of Living Cells

8 months agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have engineered 'zombie cells' – undead replicas of animal cells that may actually be stronger than their living counterparts. Photo: Sandia National Laboratories According to a report at,...Show More Summary

Welcome guests: Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): the ability to conduct electricity. Show More Summary

‘Tinker Toy’ Materials Show Promise in Electronics

Scientists keep looking for new ways forward in electronics once traditional techniques for shrinking transistors run out of gas. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are suddenly very excited about the possibilities of MOFs.

Real-Life Transformer Can Drive, Swim, And Fly: Video

9 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

There's a shape-shifting military robot on the horizon, and it's name isn't Optimus Prime. The "Multi-Modal Vehicle Concept" designed by the Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Cybernetics Unit at Sandia National Laboratory, is a drone that can fly, swim, or drive, according to Wired. In other words, it's a Transformer. The Multi-Modal Vehicle can...

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