Lab Spotlight

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Fermilab’s Magnetron Technology

Fermilab's novel injection-locked magnetron technology provides excellent phase and amplitude control in superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities, the technology of choice to generate powerful particle beams. Fermilab's technology can reduce the cost of RF power for compact SRF accelerators...
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Formulas Effectively Tackle a Growing Number of Toxic Threats

The patented Sandia Decontamination Technology is a safe, effective, easy-to-use disinfectant that handles biological and chemical threats including emerging infectious diseases, clandestine drug labs, mold, fungi, viruses, and bacteria. It is a two- or three-part system consisting of hydrogen...
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Great Lakes Science Center - Fish Trawl

The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center exists to meet the nation's need for scientific information for restoring, enhancing, managing, and protecting living resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Centerhas...
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Halting the Spread of Tuberculosis in High-Risk Settings

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that usually affects the lungs, but it can also impact the brain, kidneys, or spine. In most cases, TB is curable—but without proper treatment, it can kill. When a person with TB coughs, sneezes, speaks or sings, TB bacteria are spread in the air, and others who...
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Hot Cells for Medical Isotopes

Every year, more than a million cardiac, cancer, and other patients are helped by isotopes produced by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Isotope Program . Isotopes from Los Alamos are used to diagnose cardiac disease; for the calibration of PET scanners, which in turn diagnose cancer,...
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KSC Swamp Works’ Swarmies

In the Swarmathon competition at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC), students developed computer code for “Swarmies”—small robotic vehicles equipped with sensors, a webcam, GPS system, and Wi-Fi antenna—programming them to look for "resources" in the form of small barcode...
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Lab Spotlight: Y-12’s Analytical Chemistry Facility

This week’s lab spotlight shines on the Y-12 National Security Complex for its recently completed infrastructure upgrades to the plant’s Analytical Chemistry facility. These significant upgrades were a year-long effort implemented to improve the facility’s mission capability and...
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LANL - How Water Moves in Trees

At Los Alamos National Laboratory , the Ultra Low Field-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and neutron imaging experiment is conducted under a special growth lamp to induce stomatal openings. An LED lamp (no magnetic noise and heat produced) provides a high density of photosynthetically active radiation...