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Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A test launch for a hypersonic weapon — a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster — takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain how useful the systems will be against urgent, mobile or evolving threats. […]

Man positions small, clear sensor on an old rusty bridge. Blue sky in background. In his other hand is a complex control system.

Smarter, safer bridges with Sandia sensors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Along with flying cars and instantaneous teleportation, smart bridges, roads and subway lines that can send out warnings when they’re damaged are staples of futuristic transportation systems in science fiction. Sandia National Laboratories has worked with Structural Monitoring Systems PLC, a U.K.-based manufacturer of structural health monitoring sensors, for over 15 years […]

Emad Zaki pf Egypt explains his twinning project poster at the 2017 American Biological Safety Association conference.

Sandia’s international peer mentorship program improves biorisk management

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The world is becoming increasingly interconnected. While this has definite advantages, it also makes it easier to spread disease. Many diseases don’t produce symptoms for days or weeks, far longer than international flight times. For example, Ebola has an incubation period of two to 21 days. Improving biosafety practices around the world […]

green fluorescent protein-labeled neurons in a mouse neocortex

Turning to the brain to reboot computing

Sandia explores neural computing to extend Moore’s Law ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. This predicament has computer scientists scrambling for new ideas: new devices built using novel physics, new ways of organizing units within […]

Jill Hruby

Threat reduction: Hruby leads Sandia effort to counter weapons of mass destruction

Sandia Labs vice president to speak at AAAS annual meeting CHICAGO, Ill. — Threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction don’t seem as imminent today as they did after terrorists flew hijacked planes into the first World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashed in a Pennsylvania field, but scientists, industry and universities working on technological […]

Science Diplomacy Award: Nancy Jackson

Keeping tabs on the world’s dangerous chemicals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In the chemistry labs of the developing world, it’s not uncommon to find containers, forgotten on shelves, with only vague clues to their origins. The label, if there is one, is rubbed away. Left alone for years, some chemicals can quietly break down into explosive elixirs, and what was once an innocent […]


Scientists to explore need for, relevance of combustion engines at AAAS gathering

Enhancements to combustion technology can still help with carbon reduction, oil savings issues LIVERMORE, Calif.— The internal combustion engine has been the workhorse for transportation for more than a century, but Sandia National Laboratories researchers say there is still plenty to learn about engineering it to burn cleaner and more efficiently. A Sandia researcher will […]

Sandia to co-host international workshop on photovoltaics integration

Sandia National Laboratories, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and European Distributed Energies Research Laboratories (DERlab) have organized a workshop on utility operating experience with high-penetration levels of solar photovoltaics (PV). The workshop, “Utility Experience with High Penetration PV,” is scheduled Monday, Dec. 3, in Berlin. The workshop will take place just before the Fifth […]

Sandia experts, students explore cyber issues during weeklong summer institute

LIVERMORE, Calif.— Top graduate students pursuing careers in cybersecurity worked alongside Sandia and other prominent cybersecurity experts in a weeklong summer institute sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories at the Livermore Valley Open Campus. Cyber Security Technology, Policy, Law, and Planning for an Uncertain Future, which followed last year’s institute on energy technology and policy, focused […]

National workshop brings career development help to Sandia postdocs, student interns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Chemical Society’s ACS on Campus is bringing career development workshops for scientists and engineers to Sandia National Laboratories’ postdoctoral fellows and interns, only the second time the program has come to a national laboratory. ACS on Campus will kick off the evening of July 19 with a Science Café presentation […]

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Supercomputing performance is getting a new measurement with the Graph500 executive committee’s announcement of specifications for a more representative way to rate the large-scale data analytics at the heart of high-performance computing. An international team that includes Sandia National Laboratories announced the single-source shortest-path specification to assess computing performance on Tuesday at […]

Sandia seeks best ways to protect infrastructure, recover from disasters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is expecting the unexpected to help the nation prepare for severe weather and figure out the best ways to lessen the havoc hurricanes and other disasters leave on power grids, bridges, roads and everything else in their path.  “I think our work in critical infrastructure protection is a really […]

Sen. Bingaman tells Sandia Wind Turbine Blade Workshop that renewable energy is important to US policy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Wednesday the on-again, off-again nature of U.S. energy tax incentives and the uncertainty over federal spending on research and innovative technology presents a major challenge to the wind energy industry and other alternative energy industries. Bingaman, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, spoke at the opening session […]

Sen. Bingaman to speak at 2012 Wind Turbine Blade Workshop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman will speak about the future of wind energy at the opening session of the nation’s only conference devoted to wind turbine blades sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia’s 2012 Wind Turbine Blade Workshop will be Wednesday through Friday, May 30-June 1, at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque. The conference […]

Asian American Engineer

Asian American Engineer of the Year honors three Sandians

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Sandia National Laboratories scientists are among 19 people from across the United States receiving 2012 Asian American Engineer of the Year awards. The AAEOY program and awards ceremony will be held in Albuquerque on March 2-3 at the Marriott Uptown. “It is a great honor to host this event,” said Eliot […]

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