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Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

Sandia announced today the formation of Autonomy New Mexico, a national academic research coalition whose mission is to create artificially intelligent aerospace systems.
18-Apr-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials

Sandia National Laboratories has created the first inverse-design software for optical metamaterials — meaning users start by describing the result they want, and the software fills in the steps to get there.
27-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sandia Spiking Tool Improves Artificially Intelligent Devices

The aptly named software Whetstone, which greatly reduces the amount of circuitry needed to perform autonomous tasks, is expected to improve the artificial intelligence of mobile phones, self-driving cars and automated interpretation of images.
26-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Sandia research investigates how organic reactions affect Earth’s atmosphere

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Volatile organic compounds can be found in the air — everywhere. A wide range of sources, including from plants, cooking fuels and household cleaners, emit these compounds directly. They also can be formed in the atmosphere...
18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Three Sandia Labs researchers earn national honors in leadership and technology

Three Sandia National Laboratories researchers--Warren Davis, Quincy Johnson and Olivia Underwood--were honored at the BEYA (Black Engineer of the Year) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference for their leadership and technological achievements.
11-Feb-2019 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments

A team of Sandia social-behavioral scientists and computational modelers recently completed a two-year effort, dubbed “Mustang,” to assess interactions and behaviors of two extremist groups. The model suggested several communication options that...
24-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Engineered light could improve health, food, suggests Sandia Labs researcher in Nature paper

Controlled light can help regulate human health and productivity by eliciting various hormonal responses. Tailored LED wavelengths and intensities also can efficiently stimulate plant growth, alter their shapes and increase their nutritional value
17-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Heat It and Read It

Unlike most medical diagnostic devices which can perform only one type of test — either protein or nucleic acid tests — Sandia’s SpinDx can now perform both. This allows it to identify nearly any cause of illness, including viruses, bacteria,...
10-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST 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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