Sandia National Laboratories: Exceptional Service in the National Interest

The race to build the world’s smallest atomic clock, again
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Bigger and better quantum computers possible with new ion trap, dubbed the Enchilada
Sandia delivers its first devices capable of supporting 200 trapped ion qubits
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What do you do with a shrunken laser?
Sandia invents method to integrate microscale optical devices on silicon microchips
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Sandia partners with other labs to bolster nuclear security
Exercise simulates dual attack on nuclear power plant
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Detecting threats beyond the limits of human, sensor sight
Sandia-developed software system finds, tracks moving objects as small as a pixel
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