Friday, February 12, 2010

Robotic security

A Sandia Labs robot tracks Jason Anderson during a demonstration Wednesday for Home- land Security Officials (Journal photo).

Twenty five officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ... were attending two days of meetings at Sandia and Los Alamos National Lab to discuss the department's technology needs and some of the research being done at the New Mexico labs. (Full Story)

Optical refrigeration expected to enhance airborne and spaceborne apps

The first-ever cryocooler that can be applied to airborne and spaceborne sensors. UNM photo.

Under an USAF Office of Scientific Research, multi-university grant, a team has created the first-ever all-solid-state cryocooler that can be applied to airborne and spaceborne sensors. [The team is headed by] UNM's department of Physics and Astronomy in collaboration with researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Pisa, Italy. (Full Story)

Los Alamos ramps up WIPP shipments

Los Alamos National Laboratory is nearly doubling its number of weekly shipments to the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico. (Full Story)

LANL takes safety precautions

Los Alamos National Laboratory is taking steps to reduce the risk of a potentially catastrophic radiation release should a major earthquake occur, according to a Feb. 2 letter from Energy Secretary Steven Chu to federal safety auditors. (Full Story)

From the classroom to the real world

There is a link between school and the real world and the eighth annual Discover E event will prove it. The objective behind the program, Partha Rangasamy said, "Is to let students know what engineering is all about and meet some of the people who work at Los Alamos National Laboratory." (
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Are airport full body scanners a danger?

The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," said Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory. (
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