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Long-distance robots take to the treadmill

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In the exhibition area at the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, a pair of humanoid prototypes built by SRI and Sandia National Laboratories hit the treadmills to demonstrate new technology that allows robots to operate longer on a single battery charge... Show More Summary

Sandia shoots (dud) nuke out of a cannon

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Earlier this year Sandia National Laboratories fired a nuclear warhead out of a cannon in New Mexico. The reason you didn't hear an earth-shattering kaboom is because it was an inactive weapon that was fired into a tank of water as part of a federal program to improve the longevity and effectiveness of US nuclear stockpile... Show More Summary

NELHA and Sandia National Labs partner to test energy storage

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has announced a partnership with the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to collaborate on research related to energy storage. According to NELHA, that partnership is in the form of a Memorandum of Agreement to research the implementation of Electrical Energy Storage (ESS). The two organizations are looking to […]

Nuclear weapon modernization program

Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex.

"Iron Rain Fell on Early Earth" --Gravity Seeded Our Iron Deposits vs the Moon

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine, the most powerful deliverer of bursts of electrical energy in the world, have helped untangle a long-standing mystery of astrophysics: why iron is found spattered throughout Earth's mantle, the roughly 2,000-mile thick region...

Largest-Ever Study Quantifies Value Of Rooftop Solar

The largest-ever study of its kind, conducted by a multi-institutional research team led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories,Show More Summary

Sandia Releases API to Manage Energy Usage in HPC Environments

Sandia National Laboratories, a government contractor that works to solve national security issues with science and technology, has released the Power API. The Power API aims to standardize measurement and control of energy in high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

TINKER-TOY SOLAR COULD CUT COSTS

New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall Tina Casey, November 6, 2014 (Clean Technica) “Solar energy costs are already dropping…[and a new development] out of Sandia National Laboratories in partnership with...Show More Summary

New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower solar energy costs with a metal-organic framework material, aka the "Tinker Toy" material New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

MINER may help locate hidden nuclear devices in minutes

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It’s been a common trope in films since the 1950s; a madman with an atomic bomb holds a city for ransom while the authorities race to find it in time. If such a thing ever does come about, Sandia National Laboratories is working on taking...Show More Summary

Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Dropping a nuclear warhead may not seem like a particularly bright idea, but earlier this year Sandia National Laboratories did just that. As part of the US government’s Life Extension Program (LEP) for its nuclear arsenal, the inert...Show More Summary

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Initiative — 3-Year Project To Improve American Wind Turbine Production

A 3-year, $6.3 million dollar project to improve every aspect of the American wind turbine production process/industry was recently begun via a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories, Iowa State University, and TPI Composites (an operator of a wind turbine blade factory). Show More Summary

Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimental work is described in a paper to be published in the Sept. Show More Summary

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

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...

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