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Sandia Labs Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory undergoing $4.2 million stimulus fund renovation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia’s world-renowned Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory is undergoing a major renovation so Sandia researchers can test larger batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The nation’s leading facility for battery testing was built in 1991, and has conducted thousands of critical scientific studies to evaluate the safety of batteries under every […]

Sandia National Laboratories partners with TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC to advance nation’s photovoltaic industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Testing techniques from Sandia National Laboratories are helping accelerate the growth of the nation’s photovoltaic solar power industry through a partnership with TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC, a private testing and certification company in Tucson, Arizona. “The unique, multiplatform test capabilities developed at Sandia Labs are providing a tremendous value to our customers,” […]

Sandia National Laboratories unlocks secrets of plague with stunning new imaging techniques

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a super-resolution microscopy technique that is answering long-held questions about exactly how and why a cell’s defenses fail against some invaders, such as plague, while successfully fending off others like E.coli. The approach is revealing never-before-seen detail of the cell membrane, which could open doors […]

National Cancer Institute Awards nearly $4M to UNM Cancer Center to support cancer nanotechnology partnership with Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The National Cancer Institute recently announced two five-year awards totaling nearly $4 million for a partnership between the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Sandia National Laboratories. One $1.95 million grant will fund the creation of a joint Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnership, and another $1.8 million grant will pay for a […]

Sandia National Laboratories’ photovoltaic vehicle receives GreenGov Presidential Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has received White House recognition as one of eight recipients of the 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards. The awards honor federal agencies and employees who work to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, meet a number of energy, water and waste reduction targets and leverage federal purchasing power to promote environmentally responsible […]

Rain or shine, Sandia National Laboratories’ researchers find new ways to forecast large photovoltaic power plant output

Sandia researcher Josh Stein studies how clouds impact large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Click on the thumbnail for a high-resolution image. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a new system to monitor how clouds affect large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. By observing cloud shape, size and […]

Sandia National Laboratories helping to safeguard world’s dangerous biological agents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Safeguarding the world’s most dangerous biological agents has been a top priority for a dedicated group of Sandia scientists for more than a decade, and now, this team is training laboratory leaders from around the world to secure deadly agents such as anthrax and HIV from accidental or intentional misuse. This year, […]

DARPA selects Sandia National Laboratories to design new supercomputer prototype

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has been selected as one of four institutions to develop new supercomputer prototype systems for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). To meet the increasing advanced computing needs for the Department of Defense (DoD), DARPA launched the Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. The goal of the UHPC […]

Sandia National Laboratories and SunPower Corp. extend solar energy research partnership

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and SunPower Corp. recently formalized an agreement to conduct research on integrating large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems into the grid. By signing a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the organizations will leverage approximately $1 million of combined U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and SunPower funding. Additionally, a consortium led […]

Sandia Labs reports first successful integration of a terahertz quantum-cascade laser and diode mixer into a monolithic solid-state transceiver

Improved control of “neglected middle-child” frequency range offers potential benefits ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers have taken the first steps toward reducing the size and enhancing the functionality of devices in the terahertz (THz) frequency spectrum. By combining a detector and laser on the same chip to make a compact receiver, the researchers […]

Sidney Gutierrez named 2010 Notable New Mexican

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sidney Gutierrez, former NASA astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a director at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the 2010 Notable New Mexican by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. He will be honored June 2 at the 10th annual award ceremony, where award-winning santero artist Arthur López will unveil a bulto […]

Alliance formed to commercialize technologies that convert waste CO2 into diesel fuel using solar energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An alliance of industry, academic and government organizations, formed to commercialize technologies that will utilize concentrated solar energy to convert waste carbon dioxide  into diesel fuel, was announced today. The alliance team members include Sandia National Laboratories, Renewable Energy Institute International (REII), Pacific Renewable Fuels, Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (a United Technologies Division), […]

Sandia National Laboratories leads reliability workshop for growing field of photovoltaic systems integration

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is using its expertise and long history in photovoltaic (PV) research and development to accelerate the adoption of reliability tools within the growing industry of PV power generation. Sandia’s PV team and the Department of Energy recently hosted a workshop specifically for PV systems integrators in San Jose, Calif., […]

Powering tribal lands: Sandia researcher to discuss off-grid, green technologies for rural areas at law seminar

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandra Begay-Campbell, leader of Sandia’s Tribal Renewable Energy Program and member of the Navajo Nation, will present “The Potential for Tribal Energy Resource Development in the Southwest” at the Tribal Energy in the Southwest Conference May 3-4 at Sandia Resort and Casino. Many tribes in the Southwest are taking an increased interest […]

Sandia sponsors Expanding Your Horizons to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds of middle school and high school girls will investigate rocketry, solar fountains, crime scenes and seismic waves at the annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) workshop in Albuquerque on April 3. The event is sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, and is designed to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering […]