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Adaptive Zoom Riflescope Prototype Has Push-Button Magnification

Sandia National Laboratories has developed a prototype Rapid Adaptive Zoom for Assault Rifles (RAZAR). At the push of a button, RAZAR can toggle between high and low magnifications, enabling users to zoom in without having to remove their eyes from...
22-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

A Better Prosthesis: Sandia Invents Sensor to Learn About Fit; System to Make Fit Better

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jason Wheeler has been working to make prostheses more comfortable in a twofold approach: sensors that detect how the prosthesis fits and a system to make the fit better. He points out it doesn't matter how...
14-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Fuel Cell-Powered Mobile Lights Tested, Proven, Ready for Commercial Use


Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for...
30-Sep-2014 6:00 AM EDT

In-Flight Sensor Tests a Step Toward Structural Health Monitoring for Safer Flights


A flight test program is underway on nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes that are carrying sensors to monitor their structural health, alongside their routine maintenance. The flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration...
29-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Sandia Magnetized Fusion Technique Produces Significant Results


Working with two magnetic fields and a laser, Sandia's Z machine has released an amount of neutrons surprisingly close to 'break-even' fusion.
23-Sep-2014 1:30 PM EDT

Sandia Researchers Find Clues to Superbug Evolution


A team of Sandia National Laboratories microbiologists for the first time recently sequenced the entire genome of a Klebsiella pneumoniae strain, encoding New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1). They presented their findings in a paper published...
23-Sep-2014 9:35 AM EDT

American-Made Wind Turbine Blades


Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with blades from countries...
17-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Carbon Sequestration Research Continues at Sandia Labs Under Energy Department Funds

Sandia researchers are sharing a four-year, $12 million Department of Energy research contract on the long-term geologic sequestration of carbon. The contract from the department’s Office of Science funds research by the Center for Frontiers of...
15-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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