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Seeing infrared: Sandia’s nanoantennas help detectors see more heat, less noise

Sandia National Laboratories researchers developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that “see” heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal infrared radiation for everything from stars and galaxies to people, buildings and items...
16-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sandia experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems

The opaqueness of elements to the passage of light blocks heat from the furnaces at the center of the sun from incinerating us. Sandia National Laboratories researchers, experimenting at the temperature of the sun, pjn down just how much energy...
13-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HOT SHOT findings could save defense tech developers time and money

An analysis of HOT SHOT sounding rocket data has revealed a way to provide an earlier, more accurate indicator of whether an experimental technology will succeed in flight without falling to pieces.
30-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage

An indoor drop tower allows Sandia researchers to learn more about how lithium-ion batteries —commonly found in electric cars, computers, medical equipment and aircraft — respond to stress. The push for more storage and power drives the need for...
13-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How a chicken farmer landed a job in cybersecurity

Logan Carpenter worked on a chicken farm through high school. Now, he conducts cybersecurity research. The link was a pipeline program that connects students at historically black colleges and universities with cybersecurity internships at Sandia...
8-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Earthquake or underground explosion?

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States’ ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground...
7-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sandia Labs manufacturing spinoff steps into national market

For 25 years, ESTT has promoted the creation of innovative small businesses by allowing staff to leave the labs with a guaranteed job waiting if they return within two years. Spinoff tech companies such as AMPS create high-paying jobs that help...
29-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories are leading a collaborative effort to investigate how hydrogen affects materials such as plastics, rubber, steel and aluminum. The Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium, or...
25-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fields of gold

Sandia National Laboratories ecologist Jennifer Payne is one of two Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioners in New Mexico, a title held by only 150 people in the country. With an eye for vegetation, she helps protect lands and upholds labs...
4-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers.
21-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST

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Second Act: Sandia retirees band together to help small businesses with tech challenges

Technology Retirees Economic Catalysts (TREC) was established to connect Sandia National Laboratories retirees with small businesses that need technical and other expertise.
23-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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New Radiation Detectors Developed at Sandia Used for New START Inspections

Sandia National Laboratories recently designed and produced new radiation detection equipment for New START Treaty monitoring. New START is a treaty between the United States and Russia that, among other limits, reduces the deployed nuclear...
1-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST

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Reducing the Traffic Jam in Batteries

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Research at Sandia National Laboratories has identified a major obstacle to advancing solid-state lithium-ion battery performance in small electronics: the flow of lithium ions across battery interfaces.Sandia’s three-year...
12-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST

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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

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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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