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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

4 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

4 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

5 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...

Furloughs loom at Los Alamos and Sandia national labs in New Mexico

THE CLOCK IS TICKING: After avoiding furloughs during the partial government shutdown, two national laboratories in New Mexico may send employees home in just a matter of days. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE — Two major national labs based in New Mexico have so far avoided the brunt of the partial...

Sandia Harnessing Solar Energy With Tiny Particles

Originally published on the Sandia National Laboratory website. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with partner institutions Georgia Tech, Bucknell University, King Saud University and the German Aerospace...Show More Summary

Sandia, ASU partner for renewable energy research

7 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Sandia National Laboratories and Arizona State University (ASU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on renewable energy research, build educational and workforce development programs and inform policy endeavors.Show More Summary

3-D Earth model developed at Sandia Labs more accurately pinpoints source of earthquakes, explosions

Under the sponsorship of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation RandD, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory have partnered to develop a 3-D model of the Earth's mantle and crust called SALSA3D, or Sandia-Los Alamos 3D. Show More Summary

Project Neptune: Specialized Gas Detection for Nonproliferation

Sandia National Laboratories' Project Neptune aims to design a system capable of sensing, from among the loud signals of a lot of gases, the weak signals from specific gases that are signs of nuclear proliferation. The researchers believe their gas correlation technique will prove ideal for a simple, inexpensive sensor to monitor those few illusive gases.

Broadband photodetector for polarized light

HOUSTON -- (July 16, 2013) -- Using carpets of aligned carbon nanotubes, researchers from Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have created a solid-state electronic device that is hardwired to detect polarized light across...Show More Summary

Sandia Robot Rodeo showcases the latest in bomb defusing robots

The seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo is set to get under way today in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The five-day event is hosted by Sandia National Laboratories, and will feature civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the land. The goal of the 10-event technical challenge is to find the best robot designs for diffusing dangerous situations.

Better Lithium-Ion Batteries Via “Popcorn Pathways”

This article was originally published on the website of Sandia National Laboratories on June 11, 2013 (minor changes incorporated). LIVERMORE, Calif.— Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle...Show More Summary

'Popcorn' particle pathways promise better lithium-ion batteries

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft. read more

Department of Energy Supports Smart Solar Deployment Through transpolar

11 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) extend their support for the transpolar® Working Group’s efforts to develop uniform open source risk scoring...Show More Summary

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