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700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. “This is by far the most complex, automated robotic demilitarization system that Sandia has built in the last 20 years,” said computer scientist […]

Supercomputers receive funding to help predict, modify new materials

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $16 million over the next four years in supercomputer technology that will accelerate the design of new materials by combining  theoretical and experimental efforts to create new validated codes. Sandia National Laboratories researcher Luke Shulenburger will head a team working to improve algorithms that predict […]

DOE aims to boost economy through national lab tech transfer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is intensifying efforts to move technology developed at the national laboratories into the private sector to boost the economy and create jobs, says the acting director of the department’s new Office of Technology Transitions. “Tech transfer is a mission of the DOE and all our national […]

Carbon sequestration research continues at Sandia Labs under Energy Department funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia researchers are sharing a four-year, $12 million Department of Energy research contract on the long-term geologic sequestration of carbon, considered a key element in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The contract from the department’s Office of Science funds research by the Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES), a joint carbon […]

Tech transfer awards salute innovation, commercialization at Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won four regional awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The FLC is a nationwide network of more than 300 members that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. […]

Moly 99 reactor using Sandia design could lead to U.S. supply of isotope to track disease

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States. Known as moly 99, it is made in aging nuclear reactors outside the country, and concerns about future shortages […]

DOE Early Career award won by Sandia researcher Stephanie Hansen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A $2.5 million, five-year Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science has been won by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Stephanie Hansen for her fundamental science proposal to improve existing atomic-scale models for high-energy-density matter. Thirty-five winners were chosen by peer review from about 750 proposals […]

Key hydrogen report now available on OpenEnergyInfo wiki site

LIVERMORE, Calif.— As part of the Open Government initiative launched by the Obama administration, Sandia National Laboratories’ Technical Reference on Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials has made its debut on the Energy Dataset of OpenEnergyInfo, or OpenEI. Many in the industry working to increase the competitiveness of clean hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) already consult […]

Albuquerque Academy team wins New Mexico Middle School Regional Science Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Students from Albuquerque Academy’s Team 1 are headed to the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., after taking the top spot at the New Mexico Regional Middle School Science Bowl at Albuquerque Academy on Saturday, March 2. More than 130 students from 29 teams representing 12 New Mexico middle schools participated […]

Sandia Labs revitalizes nuclear security infrastructure

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories has completed $199 million in facilities construction and repair as part of an 11-year national effort to revitalize the physical infrastructure of nuclear security enterprise sites. The Facilities and Infrastructure Recapitalization Program (FIRP) was established in 2001 to reduce a long-standing backlog of deferred maintenance at the National Nuclear […]

Sandia’s Paul Hommert named FLC Laboratory Director of the Year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Paul Hommert has been named 2013 Laboratory Director of the Year by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for his support of technology transfer activities at Sandia National Laboratories. The FLC said the award recognized the excellence of work during 2012 by Hommert, Sandia’s president and laboratories director, and the entire Sandia tech […]

Supercomputing on the XPRESS track

Sandia aims to create exascale computing operating system ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the stratosphere of high-performance supercomputing, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories is designing an operating system that can handle the million trillion mathematical operations  per second of future exascale computers, and then create prototypes of several programming components. Called the XPRESS project (eXascale […]

Primary Standards Laboratory: Sandia’s the word for precision measurements, calibrations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — You probably never gave roundness a thought. But when it’s crucial that something be really round, federal labs and agencies can turn to the Department of Energy’s Primary Standards Laboratory (PSL), operated by Sandia. The PSL is often the last word on measurements, particularly in the world of nuclear weapons. The PSL […]

Solar test facility upgrades complete, lead to better capabilities at Sandia for power industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A recent overhaul of the Department of Energy’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility, operated by Sandia National Laboratories, is dramatically improving researchers’ ability to understand and use concentrating solar power. The $17.8 million upgrade to the NSTTF adds state-of-the-art test capabilities, and the resulting research is expected to lead to more solar power use on […]

Experimental smart outlet brings flexibility, resiliency to grid architecture

Smart outlet on display at summit Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental “smart outlet” that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or system. The goal of the smart outlet and similar innovations is to make the power grid more distributed and intelligent, capable of reconfiguring itself as conditions […]