Sandia National Laboratories

Revolutionary CPU Cooler Developed by Sandia Labs

Revolutionary CPU Cooler Developed by Sandia Labs

The Sandia Cooler prototype (Credit:: Sandia National Laboratories) Researchers working for the Sandia National Laboratories developed a unique new architecture for air-based cooler. The “Sandia Cooler” as it is known improves the cooling efficiency of conventional air based coolers by ...

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Revolutionary Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics

Revolutionary Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, has recently developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells, which could revolutionize applications of solar energy. The new development, which has the capability to produce more energy at lower costs, could lead to future utilizations of the ...

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The Multicore Dilemma

The Multicore Dilemma

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories uncovered performance issues during simulations of multi processors; they found that when the number of processor cores on an individual chip is increased, it impairs the performance of complex applications. In a world where the ...

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Diamond-Like Carbon Films Used in IBEX

Diamond-Like Carbon Films Used in IBEX

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico have created diamond-like thin carbon films which have now been used in the low energy sensors of the recently launched NASA Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). The smooth layer of film efficiently ionizes ...

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Carbon Nanotubes for Chemical Detection

Carbon Nanotubes for Chemical Detection

Researchers at Rice University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have recently been able to use carbon nanotubes to make the “blackest black” — the darkest material ever created, reflecting only 0.045 percent of all light shown on it.   Schematic of ...

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Is Your Car Smart?

Is Your Car Smart?

A research team at Sandia National Laboratories is designing cars capable of analyzing human behavior. These smart cars will be able to detect whether the driver is tired or not concentrated and take appropriate action to prevent dangerous scenarios. These ...

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