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Sandia wins four R&D 100 Awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers — competing in an international pool of universities, corporations and government labs — captured four prestigious R&D 100 Awards in this year’s contest. R&D Magazine presents the awards each year to researchers whom its editors and independent judging panels determine have developed the year’s 100 most outstanding advances in […]

Cybersecurity technology, policy, law and planning to be focus of Sandia Labs summer institute for top grad students

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Graduate students pursuing careers related to cybersecurity, including specialties in computer science, engineering, law, public policy, economics and social sciences, are being encouraged to apply for Cyber Security Technology, Policy, Law and Planning for an Uncertain Future, a weeklong summer institute at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif. The program will take […]

Sandia’s Maynard Holliday named Volunteer of the Year by Citizen Schools

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Maynard Holliday, a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named Volunteer of the Year by Citizen Schools California for his work as a volunteer teacher at Oakland’s Elmhurst Community Prep Middle School. An engineer by training who spends his days tackling national security issues for Sandia, Holliday’s volunteer efforts focus on […]

Sandia researchers, UK partners publish groundbreaking work on Criegee intermediates in Science magazine

LIVERMORE, Calif. — In a breakthrough paper (full text/PDF) published in this week’s issue of Science magazine, researchers from Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester and Bristol University report direct measurements of reactions of a gas-phase Criegee intermediate using photoionization mass spectrometry. (Click here to see a short video of Sandia combustion chemists discussing […]

Sandia transportation fuels expert says policy makers need to think about practical ways to reach new energy goals

LIVERMORE, Calif. — A transportation fuels expert from Sandia National Laboratories says policy makers should consider such practical issues as the number of gas stations selling ethanol and how long it takes to get new transportation technologies to market as they introduce aggressive federal and state energy policies. “Policymakers need to have ways to think […]

Voltage increases up to 25% observed in closely packed nanowires at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Unexpected voltage increases of up to 25 percent in two barely separated nanowires have been observed at Sandia National Laboratories. Designers of next-generation devices using nanowires to deliver electric currents — including telephones, handheld computers, batteries and certain solar arrays — may need to make allowances for such surprise boosts. “People have […]

Rankings released for supercomputers doing “big data”

Graph500 competition grows larger ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The list of supercomputers entered in the Graph500 competition now features 50 competitors, up from nine in its initial release a year ago, said Sandia National Laboratories researcher Richard Murphy, chair of the Graph500 steering committee. New rankings were released Tuesday in Seattle at SC2011, the international conference for high-performance […]

Sandia/California SHARE campaign exceeds goal, pledges $266,750 to regional charities

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Exceeding their stated goal by more than $10,000, employees at Sandia National Laboratories/California in Livermore pledged more than $266,750 to local and regional charities this year through the Labs’ annual Sandia Helps and Reaches Everyone (SHARE) campaign. “I’m proud of the commitment our employees have demonstrated to those in need, especially as […]

Cyber workshop at Sandia Labs seeks potential responses to cyberattacks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Among other dubious achievements, hackers have stolen identities, broken into bank accounts and breached computer systems of military contractors. They could conceivably interrupt water or electricity service to targeted populations. And worse. To solve these problems, Sandia National Laboratories has plans to increase cybersecurity research over the coming year through a new […]

Hopes high for revitalized agreement between UNM and Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A memorandum of understanding (MOU) of unusual depth and content was signed Sept. 23 by Sandia National Laboratories and executives from the University of New Mexico at the jointly occupied Advanced Material Laboratory on University Boulevard. The growing closeness of two major Albuquerque institutions — often not recognized due to the security […]

UNM and Sandia broaden collaboration in science, technology and education

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — On Friday, Sept. 23, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico and will sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) that significantly strengthens collaborative research and development between the two institutions, expanding the opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge research and preparing them for a global job market. The signing […]

Nearly $1 billion in economic activity in California generated by Sandia National Laboratories in 2010, according to new report

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sandia National Laboratories generated nearly $1 billion in both direct and indirect economic output in the state of California in 2010 with nearly half coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new report prepared by the Center for Economic Development (CED) at California State University-Chico. This economic output – […]

Sandia designs mobile facility to measure greenhouse gases

 LIVERMORE, Calif. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have designed and built a mobile research facility to trace and identify the origin of greenhouse gases.  In addition to pinpointing the chemicals’ location, the unique mobile facility can help researchers learn whether the gases are biogenic (coming from plant sources) or anthropogenic (coming from man-made sources). […]

Big machines: two radiation generators mark major milestones in helping protect the U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two remarkable pulsed-power machines used to test the nation’s defenses against atomic weapons have surpassed milestones at Sandia National Laboratories: 4,000 firings, called ‘shots,’ on the Saturn accelerator and 9,000 shots on the HERMES III accelerator. Saturn — originally projected to last 5 to 10 years — began operating in 1987. Its major […]

New tool allows first responders to visualize post-event disaster environments

Sandia, DHS modeling/simulation software debuted at national-level disaster exercise LIVERMORE, Calif. — Using iPad™ mobile devices, emergency preparedness officials and first responders participating in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE-11) were able, for the first time, to make use of a new, science-based software tool that allows them to view and modify […]