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Getting Bot Responders Into Shape


Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sandia is developing technology...
17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Sandia National Laboratories and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies, beginning...
17-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

Studies Look at Long-Term Aging of Electronics in Nuclear Weapons


Researchers have studied radiation effects since the early days of nuclear weapons. But a 30-year program Sandia National Laboratories began in 2006 will provide real-time data for the first time on how electronics age within the weapon.
9-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Storing Hydrogen Underground Could Boost Transportation, Energy Security


Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, says a recent Sandia National...
9-Dec-2014 6:00 AM EST

Turning Biological Cells to Stone Improves Cancer and Stem Cell Research

Near-perfect replications of human and animal cells enables improved study of certain cancers and stem cells, as well as the creation of complex durable objects without machinery.
8-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Combining ‘Tinkertoy’ Materials with Solar Cells for Increased Photovoltaic Efficiency


Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have received a $1.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to develop a technique that they believe will significantly improve the efficiencies of photovoltaic materials...
3-Nov-2014 8:00 AM EST

MINER Shines in Urban Emergency Response Exercise

In a field test in downtown Chicago, Sandia National Laboratories' mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER) system identified the exact location of a sealed laboratory radiation source through shielding and at a distance. MINER...
31-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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

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