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biometric technology

Security in a Heartbeat

A thumbprint to unlock a door. An eye scan to unlatch a vault. Both were once ideas of the future that may...
nanoantennas

Seeing Infrared: Sandia’s Nanoantennas Help Detectors See More Heat, Less Noise

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that “see” heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal...
batteries

Sandia Abuses Batteries for Better Energy Storage

They crush ‘em. They pierce ‘em. They roast ‘em, soak ‘em in saltwater and short circuit ‘em.
micro sensors

Portable Gas Detection Shrinks to New Dimensions

Smaller size means big advance for Sandia’s micro sensors A sensor for detecting toxic gases is now smaller, faster...
crawling robots

Don’t Set It and Forget It — Scan It and Fix...

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the...
solar panels

Rooftop Solar Panels Get Boost from Sandia Tool That Previews a...

Homeowners and businesses may now have an easier time getting solar panels on rooftops thanks to software developed at Sandia.
hypersonic wind tunnel

Wind Tunnel and Lasers Provide Hypersonic Proving Ground at Sandia National...

It’s about speed, and Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is in an excellent position to help...
earthquakesvideo

‘Majority Rules’ When Looking for Earthquakes, Explosions

A dormant volcano in Antarctica helped researchers at Sandia National Laboratories improve sensor data readings to better detect earthquakes and explosions and tune out...
Cryogenic

Some like It Cryogenic

Sandia National Laboratories helped design the first generation of fueling stations for hydrogen-powered cars so that they’re as safe as conventional gas stations. Now, Sandia is...
Soot Formation

Cracking the Code to Soot Formation

The longstanding mystery of soot formation, which combustion scientists have been trying to explain for decades, appears to be finally solved, thanks to research...
formic acid

Researchers Discover New Source of Formic Acid over Pacific, Indian Oceans

Insights from experiments at Sandia National Laboratories designed to push chemical systems far from equilibrium allowed an international group of researchers to discover a...
gene editing

Cutting It Short

Gene editing technology could one day eliminate diseases currently considered incurable. Thanks to a new test developed by Sandia National Laboratories scientists, that day...
metal alloy

Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy in the World Engineered at Sandia National...

If you’re ever unlucky enough to have a car with metal tires, you might consider a set made from a new alloy engineered at...
superior sensors

Large Supercrystals Promise Superior Sensors

Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusually large supercrystals that...
Dry casks

Dry Casks Take the Heat

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have built a scaled test assembly that mimics a dry cask storage container for spent nuclear fuel to study how...
silicon device

Generating Electrical Power from Waste Heat

Directly converting electrical power to heat is easy. It regularly happens in your toaster, that is, if you make toast regularly. The opposite, converting...
Monitoring sensors

Smarter, Safer Bridges with Sandia Sensors

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...
Robotic Work Cellvideo

Sandia’s Robotic Work Cell Conducts High-Throughput Testing ‘in an Instant’

Today with 3D printing you can make almost anything in a matter of hours. However, making sure that part works reliably takes weeks or...
splash of detergentvideo

A Splash of Detergent Makes Catalytic Compounds More Powerful

Researcher David Rosenberg examines images of a white powder under a powerful scanning electron microscope. Up close, the powder looks like coarse gravel, a...
additive manufacturingvideo

Sandia Team Designs in a New Way for Additive Manufacturing

A Sandia National Laboratories team built a telescope to demonstrate how to design for additive manufacturing, familiarly known as 3D printing, to take advantage...