This is the Z Machine, part of the Pulsed Power Program at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, US. It's the most powerful and efficient laboratory radiation source on Earth. Read more: http://1.usa.gov/qNilGg
New Way to Cool Data Centers: Many current HVAC systems require millions of gallons of water to cool large data centers. Sandia National Laboratories is designing a prototype system that could save up to five million gallons per year of groundwater. Engineering360 takes an up-close look at the system and its design features.
Fig. 1 – Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jason Wheeler demonstrates a liner aimed at helping prosthetic limbs fit better. The project has worked with several different types of prosthetic limbs. (Credit: Randy Montoya)
US researchers developed a process that coats a living cell with silica ‘armor’, creating a near-identical inorganic duplicate. This ‘zombie cell’ technique has the potential for building complex nano-scale machines using life as blueprint.