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'Impactful Times’ Tells Story of Decades of Sandia Shock Physics Research

A new book by Sandia National Laboratories researchers describes shock physics research at the labs from its early history to today. Speeding bullets practically stand still compared to impact velocities achieved in shock physics studies.
19-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sandia Labs Team Continues to Quantify Fatigue Using Wearables


Sandia Labs team continues to quantify fatigue using wearablesLIVERMORE, Calif. – Can fatigue be predicted? Can life-threatening fatigue be differentiated from recoverable fatigue?A team of researchers led by Sandia National Laboratories is...
19-Oct-2017 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Power Plants’ Freshwater Consumption with Sandia’s New Silica Filter


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 water, researchers at Sandia National...
18-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sandia Researchers Use Direct Numerical Simulations to Enhance Combustion Efficiency and Reduce Pollution in Diesel Engines


A “cool flame” may sound contradictory, but it’s an important element of diesel combustion — one that, once properly understood, could enable better engine designs with higher efficiency and fewer emissions.
12-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Painless Microneedles Extract Fluid for Wearable Sensors for Soldiers, Athletes


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.
2-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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.
20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cleaning Up Subways: Sandia’s 20-Year Mission to Stop Anthrax in Its Tracks


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...
18-Sep-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanotechnology Experts at Sandia Create First Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch


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.
14-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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


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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