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March 15, 2013
Audit Report: OAS-M-13-02

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements at National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratories

March 7, 2013
A view of the new facility where transuranic waste will be repackaged at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
EM Opens New Waste Repackaging Facility at Laboratory

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – EM has added another facility to its arsenal of waste repackaging capabilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

February 27, 2013
Hnin Khaing focuses on her work at WIPP Laboratories near Carlsbad, New Mexico
DOE National Analytical Management Program Draws Global Interest

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The National Analytical Management Program (NAMP), which coordinates analytical services and capabilities throughout DOE, has garnered global interest.

February 8, 2013
The first stage of the "zombie cell" only moderately heated, the cell is now pure silica and needed a gold coating for a scanning electron microscope to image it. | Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories
Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living

A new, simple technique coats a cell with a silica solution to form a near-perfect replica of its structure, so it can be used by researchers at higher temperatures and pressures.

February 8, 2013
At Sandia National Laboratories, researchers have developed pods that can survey and "taste" radioactive particles without exposing a human crew to nuclear hazards. The three pods, when attached to aerial vehicles, can collect and analyze airborne radioactive particles to track and source gases that can identify a nuclear bomb’s origins. Learn more about the <a href="http://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/airborne_pods/" target="_blank">particulate-collection system</a>. | Photo courtesy of Randy Montoya/Sandia National Laboratories.
Photo of the Week: What Do Airborne Radioactive Particles Taste Like?

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January 30, 2013
Transportation Tracking and Communication System users can now track shipments of radioactive materials and access transportation information on mobile devices.
Enhancements to System for Tracking Radioactive Waste Shipments Benefit Multiple Users

CARLSBAD, N.M. – EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) recently deployed a new version of the Transportation Tracking and Communication System (TRANSCOM) that is compatible with mobile devices, including smartphones.

December 27, 2012
From left, EM Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Frank Marcinowski, San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor Terry Aguilar, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin Smith, and Laboratory Director Charles McMillan applaud as the 1,000th shipment of waste leaves Los Alamos National Laboratory.
LANL Shatters Records in First Year of Accelerated TRU Waste Shipping Effort

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – In the first year of accelerated transuranic (TRU) waste shipments, Los Alamos National Laboratory shattered its own record and became one of the largest shippers of this type of nuclear waste in the country.

“Our goal was to transport 184 shipments of waste during the first year of an accelerated schedule, and we surpassed that by nearly 60 shipments,” said Dan Cox, deputy associate director of environmental programs at the Lab.

Los Alamos’ previous record was 171 shipments, set last year.

December 26, 2012
Paul Taylor, right, and John Ludwigsen, center, both researchers with Sandia’s Terminal Ballistics Technology Department, and Corey Ford, a neurologist at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center, discuss their research on traumatic brain injuries. | Photo by Randy Montoya
Helmets Designed by Supercomputers Help Warfighters at Home

These supercomputing applications are helping protect warfighters from the blast waves produced by explosions that cause traumatic brain injury (TBI).

December 12, 2012
CX-009749: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Southwest Regional Partnership on Carbon Sequestration: Phase III Commercial-Scale Geologic Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Department
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 12/12/2012
Location(s): New Mexico
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

November 21, 2012
The Sandia Cooler's innovative, compact design combines a fan and a finned metal heat sink into a single element, efficiently transferring heat in microelectronics and reducing energy use. | Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories.
Sandia Cooler Blows Traditional CPU Coolers Away

The Sandia Cooler's innovative, compact design improves the way heat is transferred in microelectronics, earning it R&D Magazine Editor's Choice Award.