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Gigantic Wind Turbine With 650 Foot Blades Will Channel the Power of Hurricanes  

The DOE wants to step up its wind energy game in a big way. And I mean big. Sandia National Laboratories has been tasked with the challenge of designing an offshore wind turbine that can spin out 50 megawatts of carbon-free juice—using 650 foot blades that harness the fiercest winds on Earth. Read more...

Mammoth 50 MW Wind Turbine Blades Could Revolutionize Offshore Wind In US

A new design for mammoth wind turbine blades longer than two football fields could deliver 50 MW offshore wind turbines. The research for the new wind turbine blades designs has been conducted by the Sandia National Laboratories, a multi-program...Show More Summary

Folding, modular rotor blades designed for giant wind turbines

Sandia National Laboratories has revealed its plans for the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR). The turbines are built to deal with the extreme conditions of an offshore farm, featuring a folding build to cope with...Show More Summary

WIND READY TO GO GIGANTIC

Sandia National Laboratories: A 50-MW turbine requires a rotor blade more than 650 feet (200 meters) long, two and a half times longer than existing wind blades January 28, 2016 (Network World) “US researchers at Sandia National Laboratories...Show More Summary

Sandia's New Thor Accelerator Will Wield a Mighty Hammer

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Sandia National Laboratories is building a shiny new accelerator to study how materials behave at extreme pressures. And they’ve named the new machine after Thor, Norse god of thunder, wielder of the mighty hammer Mjolnir, and member of Marvel’s beloved Avengers. Read more...

Thor's hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia's Z machine, the world's largest and most powerful pulsed-power accelerator, in generating pressures...Show More Summary

Sandia National Laboratories RAZAR scope

Telescopic sights are by no means a new technology; they have been around since the 1840s, with the design and development of the Chapman-James sight. By today’s standards, most of the scopes used on rifled muskets like the 38-inch long barreled Springfield Model 1861 in the American Civil War featured rudimentary sighting and were ridiculously

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Can Make Electric Turbines Greener

Sandia National Laboratory will host a turbine that can improve energy efficiency by 40 percent

Tracing the Evolution of a Drug-Resistant Pathogen

Sandia National Laboratories researchers are studying a antibiotic-resistant pathogen to learn how to better fight it. They have identified several mechanisms bacteria use to share genes and expand their antibiotic resistance.

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Long-distance robots take to the treadmill

8 months 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

9 months agoTechnology / 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

9 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

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

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