Biofuels from bacteria

Sandia Labs News Releases August 21, 2017 From Sandia National Labs Sandia helps HelioBioSys understand new clean energy source LIVERMORE, Calif.—You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it’s pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high…

The good, the bad and the algae

From Eurekalert Public Release: 7-Aug-2017 Sandia tests Salton Sea-grown algae as new fuel source and pollution solution DOE/Sandia National Laboratories BRAWLEY, California — Sandia National Laboratories is testing whether one of California’s largest and most polluted lakes can transform into one of its most productive and profitable. Southern California’s 350-square-mile Salton Sea has well-documented problems…

Lindzen at Sandia National Labs: ‘climate models are flawed’

This press release was provided by Sandia National Labs: In an effort to shed light on the wide spectrum of thought regarding the causes and extent of changes in Earth’s climate, Sandia National Laboratories has invited experts from a wide variety of perspectives to present their views in the Climate Change and National Security Speaker…

The “cool” particle

Two press release on this this week, both below From the University of Manchester Researchers discover particle which could ‘cool the planet’ In a breakthrough paper published in Science, researchers from The University of Manchester, The University of Bristol and Sandia National Laboratories report the potentially revolutionary effects of Criegee biradicals. These invisible chemical intermediates…

Largest nuclear bomb dismantled to date in the US arsenal, the B53

According to Wikipedia, this warhead (9.1 megatons) was apparently never tested, although an experimental TX-46 predecessor design was detonated 28 June 1958 as Hardtack Oak, which detonated at a yield of 8.9 Megatons. From The National Nuclear Security Administration WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that the last B53 nuclear…