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Diagnosing supercomputer problems

A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently received a prestigious award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper on automatically diagnosing problems in supercomputers.

Diagnosing supercomputer problems

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently won the Gauss Award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper about using machine learning to automatically diagnose problems in supercomputers.

New routes to renewables: Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions.

Infrastructure optimization tool from Sandia helps design future bases

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories has been helping the US Army identify the best equipment for temporary bases overseas since 2013. For the first time, a Sandia-designed software tool is being used to recommend the core set of equipment for bases to be built in 2020 and beyond.

Research team develops optical diagnostic that helps improve fuel economy while reducing emissions

A new optical device at Sandia National Laboratories that helps researchers image pollutants in combusting fuel sprays might lead to clearer skies in the future.

Robotics principles help Sandia wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean waves

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration...Show More Summary

Robotics principles help wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean waves

Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries.

Fractal design boosts efficiency of concentrating solar power receivers

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can be a key part of a comprehensive renewable energy strategy, but progress is often focused on making the facilities bigger and bigger. Now, engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are improving...Show More Summary

New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology.

Sandia Labs team continues to quantify fatigue using wearables

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) The R2R WATCH (Rim-to-Rim Wearables at the Canyon for Health) study, a collaborative project between Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.

Reducing power plants' freshwater consumption with Sandia's new silica filter

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Power plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation's freshwater use at about 500 billion gallons daily.To help save this...Show More Summary

Sandia's Direct Numerical Simulations enhance combustion efficiency, reduces pollution

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia researchers use Direct Numerical Simulations to enhance efficiency, reduce pollution in diesel engines.

Painless microneedles extract fluid for wearable sensors for soldiers, athletes

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Microneedles are the first way to extract large volumes of pure interstitial fluid. This fluid can be used to track the physical conditions of athletes, soldiers, even diabetics but could also aid in diagnosing other diseases, including cancer.

Sandia Labs Wins 5 Regional Technology Transfer Awards

Sandia National Laboratories won five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements.

Cleaning up subways: Sandia's 20-year mission to stop anthrax in its tracks

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories engineer Mark Tucker has spent much of the past 20 years thinking about incidents involving chemical or biological warfare agents, and the best ways to clean them up. Tucker's current project focuses on cleaning up a subway system after the release of a biological warfare agent such as anthrax.

Nanotechnology experts at Sandia create first terahertz-speed polarization optical switch

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has for the first time used optics rather than electronics to switch a nanometer-thick thin film device from completely dark to completely transparent, or light, at a speed of trillionths of a second.

Sandia's Radiation analysis software makes emergency responders' jobs quicker, easier

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Decision-makers in emergency situations can now turn to a new Sandia National Laboratories-developed tool called InterSpec. A software application available for both mobile and traditional computing devices, InterSpec can rapidly and accurately analyze gamma radiation data collected at the scene.

Aerospace test at Sandia goes green with alternative to explosives

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sandia National Laboratories has successfully demonstrated a new, more environmentally friendly method to test a rocket part to ensure its avionics can withstand the shock from stage separation during flight.

Giant gas gun replaces explosives in rocket part testing

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been up to big things lately. Just a few days ago, the facility reported replicating the energy found on the edges of black holes, upending a theory about how we measure the big gravity sinks and possibly leading to a lot of recalculations by astrophysicists. Show More Summary

Beating the heat with nanoparticle films

It is a truth acknowledged throughout much of the world, that a car sitting in the sun on a summer's day must be sweltering. However, a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Santa Fe, New Mexico-based IR Dynamics may soon challenge that truth.

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