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Effects of climate change on communally managed water systems softened by shared effort

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 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. “During our research, a community’s ability to withstand natural and social pressures was routinely pinpointed to the fact that the people who live there […]

National Hispanic engineering organization honors two Sandia engineers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The technical achievements of two Sandia National Laboratories weapons engineers have been recognized by Great Minds in STEM, an organization supporting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Systems analysis manager Steven Trujillo was awarded for his professional achievements and Humberto Santacruz, a lead engineer on Sandia’s W76-1 System Life Extension Project, […]

Project management jobs pipeline focus of Sandia, University of New Mexico agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management have reached a new agreement to collaborate on project management education and professional development. The memorandum of understanding to be signed Wednesday supports creating a Master of Science degree in project controls, project management and program management at UNM […]

Pioneering smart grid technology solves decades old problematic power grid phenomenon

Sandia’s controls use real-time data to reduce inter-area oscillations on western grid ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Picture a teeter-totter gently rocking back and forth, one side going up while the other goes down. When electricity travels long distances, it starts to behave in a similar fashion: the standard frequency of 60 cycles per second increases on […]

Robotics principles help Sandia wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean waves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries. Sandia’s engineering team has designed, modeled and tested a control system that doubles the amount of power a wave […]

New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology. The receivers were designed and studied as part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project and are also being applied […]

Reducing power plants’ freshwater consumption with Sandia’s new silica filter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Power plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation’s freshwater use at about 500 billion gallons daily. To help save this water, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new silica filter for power plant cooling waters that […]