Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.
Way cheaper catalyst may lower fuel costs for hydrogen-powered cars
Sandia National Laboratories researchers seeking to make hydrogen a less expensive fuel for cars have upgraded a catalyst nearly as cheap as dirt—molybdenum disulfide, "molly" for short—to stand in for platinum, a rare ...
Techniques could create better material, design in high-consequence uses
Imagine a table with sinuous legs resembling the twisting shape of an inverted swamp cypress trunk. Those flowing legs might make the table stronger, better able to handle whatever someone piles on it.
Biological tools create nerve-like polymer network
Using a succession of biological mechanisms, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have created linkages of polymer nanotubes that resemble the structure of a nerve, with many out-thrust filaments poised to gather or send ...
Algae nutrient recycling method is cheaper, greener and cuts competition for fertilizer
Nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have shown they can recycle about two-thirds of those critical nutrients, ...
Sandia's Z machine helps solve Saturn's 2-billion-year age gap
Planets tend to cool as they get older, but Saturn is hotter than astrophysicists say it should be without some additional energy source.
Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen
To fight a pathogen that's highly resistant to antibiotics, first understand how it gets that way.
Researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by 'tinkertoy' materials
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such ...
Workhorse gamma ray generator HERMES III fires its 10,000th shot at Sandia Labs
The High-Energy Radiation Megavolt Electron Source, better known as HERMES III, has fired its 10,000th shot at Sandia National Laboratories.
New tamper-detecting seal is tough to fool
A critical area of security is ensuring that something inside a container stays there. Sandia National Laboratories has made the job easier with an innovative technology that detects signs of tampering.
Sandia teams with industry to improve human-data interaction
Intelligence analysts working to identify national security threats in warzones or airports or elsewhere often flip through multiple images to create a video-like effect. They also may toggle between images at lightning speed, ...