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Biofuels From Bacteria

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Can a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels? Laboratory results indicate that they can. Sandia National Laboratories is helping Bay Area-based HelioBioSys understand...
21-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sandia Collects More Precise Weather, Climate Data with Help From Unmanned Aerial System

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Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever...
14-Aug-2017 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Good, the Bad and the Algae

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Sandia National Laboratories is testing whether one of California’s largest and most polluted lakes can transform into one of its most productive and profitable. Southern California’s 350-square-mile Salton Sea has well-documented problems...
7-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Sandia Fellowship Named After First Female Director of Nuclear Security Lab

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Sandia National Laboratories has established a new fellowship program, named after its immediate past director, Jill Hruby, in hopes of attracting and recruiting talented women in engineering and science fields who are interested in becoming...
24-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lighting Up the Study of Low-Density Materials

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Sandia National Laboratories studies myriads of low-density materials, from laminate layers in airplane wings to foams and epoxies that cushion parts. So Sandia borrowed and refined a technique being studied by the medical field, X-ray phase...
17-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clean Water That’s ‘Just Right’ with Sandia Sensor Solution

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Working with Parker Hannifin, Sandia National Laboratories combined basic research on an interesting form of carbon with a unique microsensor to make an easy-to-use, table-top tool that quickly and cheaply detects disinfection byproducts in our...
11-Jul-2017 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Mexico Firm Uses Motion of the Ocean to Bring Fresh Water to Coastal Communities

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Working with scientists at Sandia National Laboratories through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program, a Santa Fe company has produced a pump system that uses wave power to send pressurized seawater onto shore where it is desalinated...
5-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bright Thinking Leads to Breakthrough in Nuclear Threat Detection Science

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Taking inspiration from an unusual source, a Sandia National Laboratories team has dramatically improved the science of scintillators — objects that detect nuclear threats. According to the team, using organic glass scintillators could soon make...
29-Jun-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Radiation Security Team From Sandia Works Behind the Scenes at Events to Protect Public

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Richard Stump has been to five Super Bowls and hasn’t seen a single pass, run or touchdown. Stump works security — a very special kind of security — at large public events. He’s a senior scientist on Sandia National Laboratories’...
14-Nov-2016 11:45 AM EST

X-Ray Vision: Bomb Techs Strengthen Their Hand with Sandia’s XTK Software

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An image-processing and analysis software developed at Sandia National Laboratories has swept the ranks of the country’s bomb squads. Called XTK, it has spread through the military and emergency response communities so rapidly that it’s now in...
6-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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