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  • 2019-04-03

Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments

Part of what makes terrorists so frightening is their penchant for unpredictable, indiscriminate violence. One day they could attack a global financial center. And the next they could hit a neighborhood bike path. A team of Sandia social-behavioral scientists and computational modelers recently completed a two-year effort, dubbed “Mustang,” to assess interactions and behaviors of

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  • 2019-04-03

Social Media Shapes Boston Bombings Response

Fifteen minutes after Sara Bozorg, a doctor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, she heard the first loud blast. Then she heard the second one, and spied the smoke rising. Police quickly descended around the finish line and, with cell phones mostly not working, Bozorg and her

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  • 2019-02-26

The Size of Nanoscale

Just how small is “nano?” In the International System of Units, the prefix “nano” means one-billionth, or 10-9; therefore one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. It’s difficult to imagine just how small that is, so here are some examples: A sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. A strand of human DNA  is

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  • 2017-02-07

9 Energy Harvesters Used Today

1. Windmills @unsplash/Jean Gerber Wind doesn’t just make your hair or cape look epic. It can also provide electricity for us to live by. From huge wind turbines to small little pin wheels, windmills have been used for energy harvesting for centuries. Today, large turbines located offshore or in vast plains can power entire cities.

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  • 2017-02-02

6 Ways You Could Save on Your Winter Energy Bill

1. Turn your water heater down! @pixabay/tiburi Many water heaters are set at scalding 140° F (60° C) by their manufacturer–while most households only need to be set a respectable 120°. Turning your water heater down these twenty or so degrees can save you hundreds of dollars every year. Just make sure that your appliances,

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  • 2017-02-01

5 Ways Energy Harvesters Are Changing Energy Forever

1. No more batteries (Kind of) If it can be worn, carried, or even implanted, it can be charged by energy harvesters. Batteries may not be eliminated entirely, at least not right away, but cell phones, watches, and health monitors could all draw their power directly from the heat of a hand, the light of

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  • 2017-01-30

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Energy Harvesters but Probably Should

1. Energy harvesters turn the energy that surrounds us into electricity usable in our daily lives. @Freeimages/Crystal Fithen Energy is everywhere, and all of it is usable. The First Law of Thermodynamics states that “Energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another.” Harvesters harnesses the energy of