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Detecting nuclear materials using light

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Blueshift Optics, owned by former Sandia employee Joey Carlson, is working to shift the way radioactive materials are detected, using technology that he helped create at Sandia National Laboratories. Radiation detection has long been a critical aspect of national security and efforts to make the world safer. “Agencies are trying to cast […]

Increased productivity, not less energy use, results from more efficient lighting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two researchers have reprised in the journal Energy Policy their groundbreaking finding that improvements in lighting —  from candles to gas lamps to electric bulbs  — historically have led to increased light consumption rather than lower overall energy use by society. In an article in the journal Energy Policy, Sandia researcher Jeff […]