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Riding Bacterium to the Bank

Jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles are all products currently derived from petroleum. Sandia National Laboratories scientists have demonstrated a new technology based on bioengineered bacteria that makes it feasible to produce all three...
17-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Magnetic Nanoparticles Leap From Lab Bench to Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

A long-standing collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories and Imagion Biosystems produced precise magnetic nanoparticles for a breast cancer clinical trial later this year. The nanoparticles stick to breast cancer cells, allowing the...
30-Apr-2018 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


First 3-D Printed Wind-Blade Mold, Energy-Saving Nanoparticles Earn Sandia National Awards

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s national 2018 Technology Focus Award for the first wind turbine blades made from a 3-D printed mold. The labs also won FLC’s Excellence in Technology...
26-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Exploring Arctic Clues to Secure Future with New Sandia, University Partnership

The Arctic is undergoing rapid change, with sea ice melting and temperatures rising at a faster pace than anywhere else in the world. Its changing environment affects global security, politics, the economy and the climate. Understanding these...
23-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Effects of Climate Change on Communally Managed Water Systems Softened by Shared Effort

Shared fates and experiences in a community can help it withstand changes to water availability due to climate change, a recent study by Sandia National Laboratories researchers found.The work, part of Sandia’s energy-water nexus program to help...
16-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Biologically Inspired Membrane Purges Coal-Fired Smoke of Greenhouse Gases

A biologically inspired membrane intended to cleanse carbon dioxide almost completely from the smoke of coal-fired power plants has been developed by scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.
11-Apr-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Using Biomimicry to Detect Outbreaks Faster

Sandia National Laboratories computer scientists Pat Finley and Drew Levin have been working to improve the U.S. biosurveillance system that alerts authorities to disease outbreaks by mimicking the human immune system.
9-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Road, Rail, Boat: Sandia Transport Triathlon Puts Spent Nuclear Fuel to the Test

Late last year, Sandia researchers completed an eight-month, 14,500-mile triathlon-like test to gather data on the bumps and jolts spent nuclear fuel experiences during transportation.
13-Mar-2018 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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


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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