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Sandia’s Z Machine Receives Funding Aimed at Fusion Energy

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To hasten the day of low-cost, high-yield fusion reactions for energy purposes, a two-year, $3.8 million award received by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) will be used to...
29-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Sandia’s Z Machine Helps Solve Saturn’s 2-Billion-Year Age Problem

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Experiments at the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories has provided data may help explain why Saturn is two billion years younger than Jupiter on some computer simulations, supporting a prediction first made in 1935.
25-Jun-2015 6:05 PM EDT

New Sandia Director Will Be First Woman to Lead National Security Lab

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Jill M. Hruby today was named the next president and director of Sandia National Laboratories. She will be the first woman to lead a national security laboratory when she steps into her new role July 17.
22-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

New Fog Chamber Provides Testing Options That Could Improve Security Cameras

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Sandia National Laboratories has developed a fog chamber — one of the world’s largest — that meets the needs of the military, other government agencies and industry. The 180-foot long chamber provides a controlled-fog environment for security...
17-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

RAPTOR Turbulent Combustion Code Selected for Next-Gen Supercomputer Readiness Project

RAPTOR, a turbulent combustion code developed by CRF mechanical engineer Joseph Oefelein, was selected as one of 13 partnership projects for the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR). CAAR is a U.S. Department of Energy program...
28-May-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Sandia Researchers First to Measure Thermoelectric Behavior by 'Tinkertoy' Materials

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Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling...
20-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Optical Diagnostics Researcher at Sandia Wins DOE Early Career Award

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Sandia National Laboratories researcher Christopher Kliewer has won a $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science for his fundamental science proposal to develop new optical...
18-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Starving Cancer Instead of Feeding It Poison

An enzyme drug can remove asparagine, an essential nutrient for some cancers, but it also degrades glutamine, necessary for all human cells. But an induced mutation in the drug permits it to reduce asparagine without affecting glutamine. Mouse tests...
12-May-2015 7:05 PM EDT

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