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Sandia shows monitoring brain activity during study can help predict test performance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Research at Sandia National Laboratories has shown that it’s possible to predict how well people will remember information by monitoring their brain activity while they study.  A team under Laura Matzen of Sandia’s cognitive systems group was the first to demonstrate predictions based on the results of monitoring test volunteers with electroencephalography […]

Sandia’s CANARY software protects water utilities from terrorist attacks and contaminants, boosts quality

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Americans are used to drinking from the kitchen tap without fear of harm, even though water utilities might be vulnerable to terrorist attacks or natural contaminants. Now, thanks to CANARY Event Detection Software — an open-source software developed by Sandia National Laboratories in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — public […]

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 […]

Sandia and UNM lead effort to destroy cancers

Boosting medicine with nanotechnology strengthens drug cocktail many times over ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Melding nanotechnology and medical research, Sandia National Laboratories, the University of New Mexico, and the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center have produced an effective strategy that uses nanoparticles to blast cancerous cells with a mélange of killer drugs. In the cover […]

Tamara Kolda accepts high-performance-computing editorship of key journal

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Tamara Kolda has accepted a section editorship of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ Journal on Scientific Computing [SIAM SISC], overseeing the portion reserved for high-performance computing and software. “The journal just formed this section due to increased interest in computing,” Kolda said. “I was excited to be asked to serve […]

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 […]

Sandian honored by American Indian organization

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandra Begay-Campbell, a Sandia National Laboratories engineer and a member of the Navajo Nation, was selected for the prestigious Ely S. Parker Award by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society at an honors banquet Oct. 31 in Portland, Ore. Begay-Campbell, who has worked at Sandia for 17 years and is a […]

Sandia’s Jerilyn Timlin earns NIH award for research into protein interactions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jerilyn Timlin, a chemist at Sandia National Laboratories, has been presented by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a New Innovator Award, one of 55 such awards granted by the NIH this year. The award encourages researchers to explore bold ideas that have the potential to catapult fields forward and speed […]

Tameka Barrentine honored as Modern-Day Technology Leader

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tameka Barrentine, computer scientist in the Software Engineering and Qualification Environments Department at Sandia National Laboratories, was named “Modern-Day Technology Leader” during the 23rd annual National Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Global Competitiveness Conference held Feb. 20 in Baltimore, Md. Modern-Day Technology Leaders are men and women of color who […]