Sandia LabNews

Issues are listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent listed first.

2021

September 10, 2021

Labs' response to terrorism post-9/11; Eight staff members assist in Pentagon rescue; Homeland Security mission portfolio; Redesigned radiation monitors at U.S. ports; Brian Carter, new executive sponsor of Military Support Committee; Remembering 9/11 at the Labs; Sandia well-positioned before 9/11; Q&A with mental health counselor about resilience; Introduction to the Ethics Office; Nuclear museum moves off Air Force base

August 27, 2021

Sandia expands Melcor; Computational demonstrations of high-speed alloy creation; Andy McIlroy reflects on year of pandemic; COVID-19 diagnostic testing enables safe on-site work; RetSynth software; Solar farms and severe weather; Videoconferencing growth; EHS portfolio; Virtual volunteers during pandemic; Swainson's hawks build nest at Sandia/California

August 13, 2021

Redesigned arming, fuzing and firing assembly for nuclear warhead; Tiny crystals and laser power high-voltage sensor; Labs revamp name-change process; Computer donation program; Tips for hybrid teams; Back to school donations and initiatives; DOE recognizes Laura Price

July 30, 2021

Better sodium batteries; New method for improved email security; Jill Hruby named NNSA Administrator; Cybersecurity Meetings of the Minds; Career stories at Gallup schools; 2021 Employee Recognition Awards; Sandia Core Values; American Indian and Alaska Native student internships; Historians speaker series; Virtual quantum science program

July 16, 2021

Sandian Snapshot: Meet Michael Oberti; Sandia, Kansas City nuclear deterrence leadership visit California campus; Sandia presents monsoon and lightning awareness resources to workforce; Flexing facility muscle; Imaging tool under development exposes concealed detonators — and their charge; New weapons testing produces richer data, saves cost

July 2, 2021

ANGLE members donate nearly a thousand pounds of food and supplies to local animal organizations;Black Leadership Committee engages middle and high school STEM students;STEM in the Sun brings science to students in summer programs across Albuquerque;Renewable energy, mentoring leader receives Women in Technology Award;July brings a wealth of financial wellness information to Sandia;Renewable energy, mentoring leader receives Women in Technology A

June 18, 2021

Fourth graders on virtual field trip witness magic of chemistry;Pride Month: Angela Norris talks about asexual orientation;Sandia helps lead technical reference reports for photovoltaic community;Labs join forces to set gold, platinum standards;Acousto-electric devices reveal new road to miniaturizing wireless tech;Sandia gives awards, mentoring to local girls;Sandia plays host to New Mexico solons;Connecting with others through art

June 4, 2021

Lunar eclipse;We are not going back. We are moving forward;Bette Webster, Nils Otterstrom and Aaron Sharpe talk about their research careers and Sandia;Rockets, hurricanes and Kauai enchiladas;Cleared for takeoff;Testing heat exchangers helps move solar plans forward;Remediation technology reduces uranium levels 10,000-fold at legacy site in Colorado

May 21, 2021

Labs shows respect with new accessible parking signs;Sandia celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at museum;New report chronicles Labs’ high-performance computing achievements;App assesses value of energy storage;One-of-a-kind materials testing facility built from scratch

May 7, 2021

Benefits Preference Survey offers employee insights;2021 EMS awards recognize waste reduction, simplified processes, environmental stewardship;Planting seeds and growing hope;After 40 years, CRF still driving toward future;Recalling Sandia’s rich history to mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month;Prehistoric humans first traversed Australia by ‘superhighways’

April 23, 2021

Electronic learning courses now open to Sandia;Ask Andy helps ease Facilities workload for managers, staff;Zero Waste by 2025 program seeks to boost recycling;On-site vaccine clinics help stomp out COVID-19;Virtually perfect: Sandia sponsors four teams to DOE Science Bowl;Legendary licenses;CRADAs, licenses lead to billions in economic impact since 2000;Here comes the sun;A song of ice and fiber

March 26, 2021

Inspirational women;Retaining knowledge of nuclear waste management;Common ‘core’: Using molecular fragments to detect deadly opioids;Reusable respirator could ease COVID-19 medical mask shortages;Lifelong curiosity and looking up

March 12, 2021

Spinning lights first step to computing future;Finding fire and ice: Modeling the probability of methane hydrate deposits on the seafloor;Sandia contributes to the Mars 2020 mission;Rare open-access quantum computer now operational

February 26, 2021

Sandia teams receive DOE’s highest awards;Black engineer awards expand Sandia Labs spotlight;Search and rescue volunteers from Sandia respond to wilderness misadventures;Thin explosive films provide snapshot of how detonations start;Catching quakes caused by energy exploration before they happen

February 12, 2021

Nominate great environmental efforts for 2020 EMS awards;UNM, Sandia to develop first NM master’s program for project management;COVID-19 vaccination underway;Heavy-lifting innovation born from intersection of need, collaboration;From airplanes to cell phones: Sandia device finds the flaws in everything;Z machine probes super-Earth atmospheres

January 29, 2021

Adaptability in the year of COVID-19 earns Sandia a 100 Healthiest Employers award;Sandia claims top public relations award;Carbon fiber for wind turbine blades could bring cost, performance benefits;New tool brings some West Texas wind to the Duke City — virtually;International research team begins uncovering Arctic mystery;Tread tester;Sandia injects $3.76 billion into economy

January 15, 2021

Machine-learning algorithm; New deputy labs director; AAAS fellow; IAEA Curie award; Holiday giving; Sandia Gives; Solar prize winners; UC Davis engineering showcase

2020

December 4, 2020

Lab News history; Nuclear waste canisters; 2020 State of the Labs; Sandia photo retrospective; Rodney Wilson NNSA Gold; Dan Summers retires; Lab News staff memories; Fairygodboss awards; Turkey to work day

November 19, 2020

Arc fault generators; B61-12 compatible with new USAF jet; Sandia wins 6 FLC regional awards; Education With Industry; Paul Cooper; Begay DOE STEM honor; Veterans Day; KAFB emergency management agreement; COVID fatigue; 2020 DOE Mile

November 5, 2020

B61-12 flight test; R&D 100 Awards; Meet Harold Yeldell; Nuclear security education; Sandia, Tian Ma win SASE honors; SWE honors three Sandians; Bo Song named AAEYO; LaFleur Women in STEM honor; Think 2 Up, Act 2 Over; NM Science Fiesta

October 23, 2020

Fusion experiments at Z; Mentor-Protégé Program picks three; Non-volatile computer memory; Safeguarding bio data; Begay wins AISES Award; Kolda elected to NAE; Nuclear Deterrence all-hands; Cincotta’s Sandia career; CA fall giving; Hispanic Heritage Month; Open Enrollment

October 8, 2020

Machine-learning technique could improve fusion energy outputs; Successful MGT crash test; 50 million artificial neurons for machine-learning; Herrera appointed to national quantum computing advisory committee; Peery signs annual stockpile assessment letter; NNSA Administrator visits Sandia California; Bonano and Rivas earn HENAAC recognition; Sandia Gives; Safety class

September 24, 2020

PNM, Sandia partner on energy tech development; Into the future; Turning up the heat on molten salt valves; Jackie Chen named DOE fellow; Cyber programs engage future workforce; Women @ Energy features Brooke Marshall Garcia; Women @ Energy features Erika Roesler; Sandia Gives, now more than ever; Working parents meet virtual challenges

September 11, 2020

How to multitask when nuclear nonproliferation is on the line; Sandia joins national center for quantum computing research; NM companies may receive up to $150K in technical assistance; O’Hara named 2020 ‘Woman Worth Watching’; Protocol moves into high gear during pandemic; While waiting on ‘the’ vaccine, another vaccine is recommended; Bike to Work Week re-imagined; Road construction finishes early

August 28, 2020

Expanding testing capacity for Sandia weapons modernization programs; Experiments at solar thermal test facility break new ground; A year of change; California site expands footprint; Confronting COVID-19 and getting back to work — together; Marshaling resources to fight COVID-19; ‘Confounding’ pandemic brings California doctor to the fore; Town hall presents options for working parents; California students win 2020 DOE National Science Bowl

August 14, 2020

Sandia Science & Technology Park spurs economic growth; Weapon Intern Program graduates 25th class; Rose Gottemoeller: The importance of science diplomacy; COVID-19 came through the door; COVID-19 defense: Sandia’s in-depth approach; Tracking warranties creates efficiencies; Safety, Finance months go virtual; Vitalant resumes on-site blood drives; Back to School Brigade

July 31, 2020

Helping protect medical professionals; Cybersecurity researchers at national showcase; NNSA Admin. Gordon-Hagerty B61-12 event; Quantum computing expert honored; Robot camp goes virtual; Building Sandia: MESA; Digital strategy for recruiting efforts; Eric Wollerman visit

July 17, 2020

Fat Man sent to Nevada atomic museum; Planning for a pandemic; NEOWISE Comet stops by for a visit; Basic laws of physics spruce up machine learning; Research program opens doors for grad students; DOE Under Secretary visits Sandia and more

July 3, 2020

Portable shelters protect medical workers, save PPE; Researchers use public data to forecast new COVID-19 cases; Finding COVID-19 needles in a coronavirus haystack; Acceptance and advocacy for LGBTQ+; Saltzstein featured on DOE Women in STEM site; Making Sandia inclusive for all; Deployed to combat COVID-19; Call me Daisy; On-site health checks; Cub Scouts say thank you

June 19, 2020

Weapon program meets safety, design requirements; Testing solutions for mask shortage; Expanding access to cyber research tools; Data center earns LEED v4 Gold certification; How much can one person do? Something.; Working well to stay well; Frank Hansen earns lifetime achievement award

June 5, 2020

B61-12 compatible with F-15E Strike Eagle; Mission forward; Chuck Loeber’s legacy; Aloha from Mount Haleakalä; NM Capstone Challenge; A Sandian’s experience with COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Pulling together while standing apart; Printing face shields for the front lines; Breaking down the memory-speed bottleneck; Sandia collects $250K for Native American neighbors; EMS Environmental Excellence Awards; Sandia copes with COVID-19; Protecting those who protect the community; Sew many masks; American Indian Outreach Committee delivers; Ken Gillen earns lifetime achievement award

May 7, 2020

Titanium imaging advances; Battling COVID-19 with CRISPR; Radiation-detecting plastic gets ingredient to stay in the clear; Converting respiratory machines for COVID-19 patients; NM distillery partners with Sandia on hand sanitizer; Four Sandia leaders honored among 40 Under Forty; Walk MS: 2020 goes virtual; Eubank gate construction ahead of schedule

April 23, 2020

Automating complex 3D modeling; Stimulating marketplace recovery; Federal Laboratory Consortium honors Sandia successes; Mark Sellers recognized for diversity leadership; Thunderbird Kudos; Serving up kindness; Long may you run; Finding a big life on the open road

April 9, 2020

From innovation to industry; Two campaigns expand Labs’ research portfolios; Sandia supports hypersonic flight test; Innovate New Mexico features two Sandia inventors; Excellence in action; Heroes waiting to be discovered; More than $80K raised for food bank during 15-day campaign; Tele-connecting while telecommuting; Girls get world-class STEM experience, inspiration

March 12, 2020

Developing energy projects for global tropics; Patient-friendly brain imager gets green light; Can the U.S. make bioweapons obsolete?; Sandia leaders honored for diversity efforts; Woman of Influence; Drive, determination and relationships; Engineering students visit CRF; Shake, rattle and roll

February 27, 2020

Identify, track, capture; Biomanufacturing innovation; Tammy Kolda named ACM Fellow; Postdoc Technical Showcase; NM Legislature honors Sandia researchers; The Atomic Mr. Basie

February 13, 2020

Cooling unit saves half-million gallons of water; Father, son bond over record-smashing roadster; SunPower partnership sparks new solar module; Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards; Building Sandia; Saving strangers

January 30, 2020

Quantum Information Edge; Does strategy matter?; A material benefit to society; Four Sandia scientists elected AIAA associate fellows; Legacy of learning, leading; Dr. King’s vision still inspires hope

January 16, 2020

Economic Impact: Sandia Labs spends $3.68B; A peek inside a working battery; Peery’s vision for Labs’ future; SASE honors Alan Mar; Keith Matzen wins nuclear fusion award; Education With Industry officer joins Sandia; Spotlight on diversity

January 2, 2020

High-energy arcing faults; Images in a trillionth of a second; Strengthening the international nuclear security community of practice; Ambassador Wolcott visits Sandia; Experiential design at California campus showcases Sandia mission; Built for speed

2019

December 5, 2019

Building a medical-isotope producing reactor; Internships fuel research for Puerto Rico engineering students; Power plants get watered down; State of the Labs; New wind technology breathes life into turbine siting; Two Sandians honored at annual SWE awards; Tracy Vogler named APS Fellow; Sandia teaches undergrads a lesson or two about cybersecurity; DNA science reveals hidden family connection

November 21, 2019

Fuel property put to the test at Sandia's CRF; R&D 100 Awards; Defending the planet from the only preventable natural disaster; Veterans honored at annual New Mexico celebration; California veterans honored at annual ceremony; Indian Energy Internship Program; Congressman Swalwell visits Sandia/California; Sandia Gives California

November 7, 2019

Advanced microscopy reveals unusual DNA structure; AI center to combine hardware, software for practical gains; Strategic Priority No. 7; Exceptional service in the national interest; Labs historian Rebecca Ullrich presents 70 years of Sandia; Building Sandia; With grit and determination; From Afghanistan to Alaska, with atmosphere in between; Stephanie Hansen elected APS Fellow; John Shadid awarded Hughes Medal from USACM; ...

October 24, 2019

MESA fabs get an upgrade; Armoring satellites to survive, operate through attacks; Lowering the bar for hydrogen-powered technology; Engineering success through predicting failure; Security in a heartbeat; Sandia health educator invited to speak at Virgin Pulse HERO forum; Sandia celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 10, 2019

Wrangling big data; Steve Younger signs annual stockpile assessment letter; Hruby Fellow looks to speed up climate research; Autonomy NM interns build drones; Strategic Priority No. 6; ND strategy responds to a changing world; National Hispanic science and engineering org. honors two Sandians; American Indian Science and Engineering Society recognizes Sandian;...

September 26, 2019

'Switching on' iron in clay minerals; Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up materials; Q&A with Truman Fellows Thomas Hardin and Josh Rackers; Asian American conference selects Sandian 'most promising engineer'; California site celebrates Family Day; Record-breaking crowds attend Sandia’s New Mexico Family Day; ‘Imagineering World Class Results’; Sandia Gives: 2,020 in 2020

September 12, 2019

Seeing infrared: Sandia's nanoantennas help detectors; Experiments at sun temperature offer solar model solutions; Strategic Priority No. 5; HOT SHOT findings could save defense technology developers time and money; PSEL wraps up nonreflective solar panel testing; Younger: A Sputnik moment is coming

August 29, 2019

Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience; Diesel engine revolution; Getting to the nuts and bolts of nuts and bolts; Help wanted: People with passion for national security; California campus changes ahead; Patio posters show promise of interns’ future; Sandia opens doors to family, friends; Kilimanjaro: Together at the top

August 15, 2019

Earthquake or underground explosion?; From farm to computer lab; Sandia abuses batteries for better energy storage; Strategic Priority No. 4; Time is money; Coming home; DOE expo highlights small-business services; Project on Nuclear Issues conference held at Sandia; Three Sandia teams win NA-50 Awards of Excellence; Building digital bridges across New Mexico; Operation Backpack

August 1, 2019

Hydrogen materials service advanced by new multilab consortium; Sandia Labs manufacturing spinoff steps into national market; Four Sandia researchers win Presidential Early Career Award; Sandia and AWE sign strategic intent document; NNSA associate principal deputy administrator visits Sandia; Crime in the metro; Iron woman; New Mexico Science Fiesta; 'Safety is a State of Mind(fulness)'

July 19, 2019

Dragonflies: A lesson in missile defense; Personalized medicine software vulnerability uncovered by Sandia researchers; Man on the moon; Praising Sandia’s culture of innovation; Dave Clovis awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Erik Webb testifies before Congress on fossil energy research; Sandia welcomes new class of interns; National Senior Games attracts Sandia athletes; STAR fellows 2019; Family Day memories

Apollo 11 Anniversary

March 28, 1969: Sandia Labs Completes 'Crash' Testing Program for Apollo; May 23, 1969: Sandia Helps in Apollo Moon Program; August 1, 1969: Labs Tested Nuclear Heaters Left on Moon by Apollo 11

July 5, 2019

Portable gas detection shrinks to new dimensions; Budgets double for small business assistance projects; Strategic Priority No. 3; Steve Younger joins roundtable to expand trades in New Mexico; Sandia breaks ground on new California data center; Family Day at Sandia; Sky's the limit

June 20, 2019

Don’t set it and forget it — scan it and fix it with tech that detects wind blade damage; Rooftop solar panels get boost from Sandia tool; Global collaboration to study photovoltaic performance, reliability; Kyle Fuerschbach earns 2019 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award; Students compete for best 3D-printed design during Sandia robotics camp

June 7, 2019

Sandia launches a bus into space; New look at old data leads to cleaner engines; Strategic priority no. 2 prepares for future nuclear deterrent; Earth Day 2019: ‘The most endangered species on Earth is us’; New robots, new tricks; Workshop strengthens Caribbean resilience; Pilot program prepares future leaders; Sandia California mentors high school girls in math, science

May 23, 2019

Thwarting oil-pipeline corrosion by identifying nanoscale villains; UNM collaboration bolsters national security, science; A day in the life of Sandia — 70 years and counting; Interns race to victory at Chem-E-Car competition; Employees become entrepreneurs at inaugural Idea Sprint; Sandia author examines carbon storage in deep saline formations; Building health through better buildings; Sandia revs its engines

May 9, 2019

High-speed experiments improve hypersonic flight predictions; Breakthroughs in neuromorphic computing demonstrate high efficiency, performance; Heroux is SIAM fellow; Experiments at Z Machine earn Gomez research honors; Forbes names Sandia a top large employer for 2019; Army Lab geophysicist details shifting Alaska climate; Training to defend; California middle school students get look at STEM careers

April 25, 2019

B61-12 team reaches milestones in nuclear deterrence mission; Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent; Sandia aerospace engineer to head national institute; Nanomaterials researcher wins mid-career research award; Sandia lends expertise to hydrogen center; Sandia, NMSU ink research deal; Testing solar irradiance; NM Legislature marks impact of Sandia Science and Technology Park; ...

April 11, 2019

Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials; Device in Z machine measures power for nuclear fusion; Fields of gold; Sandia’s Tidwell talks to Congress about water-energy issues; NM Legislature honors Sandia serial innovators; David Chacon honored with Legion of Merit

March 14, 2019

CALLING GAMERS: Future nuclear security experts train with Sandia-designed game; Process modernization; W80-4 Life Extension Program achieves major milestone; Flying from the glass; New lab offers mobile testing for devices that turn ocean waves into electricity; Air Force officials learn about Sandia/CA weapons contributions; ‘MANOS’ needs a hand

February 28, 2019

Sandia spiking tool improves artificially intelligent devices; Extreme fast-charging batteries; Robotics system demilitarizes 700,000 Army submunitions; Hear ye, hear ye: open call for algae; Space surgeon’s prescription for success; Power to spare: New Battery Test Facility boosts work of power sources team, with big benefits for customers; A trajectory for fulfillment; When winter weather hits

February 14, 2019

Digesting hydrocarbons; International Year of the Periodic Table; EXERCISE: Drone attack, pipe bomb put Sandia to the test; Sandia named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity; Three Sandia Labs researchers earn national honors in leadership and technology; NNSA administrator visits Sandia, Jan. 29; ‘Agile Manifesto’ co-author launches clean code training at Sandia

January 31, 2019

Deconstructing deleterious soot; Creating the Future; Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe visits Sandia; Middle school teams design cities of the future; CSI: Dognapping; Lunar eclipse rises over Sandia Labs

January 17, 2019

Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments; Sandia Labs spending tops $1 billion, economic impact booms in FY18; Heat it and read it; Celebration at the intellectual property finish line includes family and friends; Tamara Kolda named editor-in-chief of new SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science; “White Christmas” and a wish for current and future generations

January 3, 2019

Sandia microneedles technique may mean quicker diagnoses of major illnesses; Quantum computing steps further ahead with new Labs projects; The benefits of engineered light; Sandia/California hosts DOE deputy secretary; Sandia staff engages in cyber wargames with college students; Toy drives in New Mexico; Sandia/California donation helps support 9,500 meals in Bay Area

2018

December 6, 2018

‘Friendly’ EMP improves survival for electronics; ‘Research Club’ enhances research culture and capabilities; Sandia researchers win five R&D 100 awards; Sandia helps provide water data for secure energy supply; New computing center opens for business – ASTRA supercomputing business, that is; Mayor Keller talks ‘One Albuquerque’; Full STEAM ahead; Support group aims to curb fears of discussing addiction

November 21, 2018

Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents; CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies; CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs; Astra supercomputer at Sandia Labs is fastest Arm-based machine on TOP500 list; Rubber-powered world champ; 2018 HENAAC Luminary Mark Rodriguez; Larry Luna elected American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow;

November 8, 2018

Wind tunnel and lasers give nation a hypersonic proving ground; First-ever Innovation XLab takes energy storage research, technology to investor community; H2AWSM: Cool cars, more fueling stations; Sandia hosts next generation of nuclear experts; Marines, to MMA, to subcontract manager; New strategy helps triple Labs veteran hires; Kenneth Armijo wins UNM Zia award

October 25, 2018

Sandia delivers first DOE sounding rocket program since 1990s; Majority rules when looking for earthquakes, explosions; Quantum research gets a boost at Sandia; Scientists, leaders take home five awards honoring their work; Some like it cryogenic

October 11, 2018

Rick Perry thanks employees for national service; Labs Director signs annual assessment letter; Six join ranks of Labs Fellows; Sandia Labs names first Jill Hruby Fellows; Jackie Chen elected fellow of the American Physical Society; Raising the visibility of women in computational mechanics; Second act: Sandia retirees band together to help small businesses with tech challenges; Nobel Laureate underscores CINT annual meeting;

September 28, 2018

The early biologist catches the bird; Slithering science; Small-business recycling ventures propelled by Sandia engineering; Colorado national lab cuts water use in half, thanks in part to Sandia; Sandia interns sprint to the challenge; Sandia Gives Campaign October 8-26, 2018

September 14, 2018

Cracking the code to soot formation; Q&A with 2019 Truman Fellows; Business partnerships, technology transfer earn Sandia four regional awards; Detecting quark nuggets, a candidate for extreme ball lightning and dark matter; Society of Women Engineers recognizes Jackie Chen with its highest honor; Sandia hosts Albuquerque’s first CyberPatriot Advanced CyberCamp; ‘A win-win for everybody’; Strongest of the strong

August 30, 2018

Sandia engineers world’s most wear-resistant metal alloy; Blast tube tests at Sandia simulate shock wave conditions nuclear weapons could face; Sandia Science & Technology Park celebrates 20 years, announces positive economic impact; Visitors study physics of Earth, exoplanet minerals under pressure; Shocking experiences bring intern back for more

August 16, 2018

Q&A with the ALD: Looking into Associate Labs Director Dori Ellis’ crystal ball; Researchers discover new source of formic acid over Pacific, Indian oceans; Cutting it short; Keeping perspective during a long recovery; Operation Backpack expands reach to Moffett Air National Guard; From concept to commercialization: 40 years of concentrating solar power research; Sandia engineer receives top honor; Florida gator savors watermelon

August 3, 2018

Large supercrystals promise superior sensors; Progress toward plugging an antibiotic pump; 20 years of atmospheric science in the Arctic celebrated at barbecue; Sandia researchers named Combustion Institute fellows; First responders confront shooters, explosives in emergency exercise

July 20, 2018

Dry casks take the heat; Diesel doesn’t float this boat; The amazing growth of renewable energy from solar cells: A lesson for how we fund research?; Computer science educator garners 2018 Sandia Excellence in Teaching Award; ‘Never allow others to place their limits on you’; Sandia to celebrate 40 years of solar power research; NNSA breaks new ground

July 5, 2018

Sandia light mixer makes 11 colors at once; Generating electrical power from waste heat; Sandia computational researcher wins DOE Early Career Research Program award; Smarter, safer bridges with Sandia sensors; Cooking composites in the sun

June 21, 2018

DOE to deploy Arm-based supercomputer prototype at Sandia; NNSA Administrator Gordon-Hagerty touts mission, teamwork at all-hands meeting; DA talks tough on metro crime; Tafoya named industrial engineering fellow; Young women encouraged to blaze their own trails at Sandia’s Math and Science Awards; Fireproofing your home; Viva la Vida: Sandia at Pride; Robot rivals rally to rope in rewards at rodeo

June 7, 2018

Sandia’s robotic work cell conducts high-throughput testing ‘in an instant’; Five seconds at F/16, with a broken camera; DOE classifies Winalee Carter as ‘excellent’; International corrosion society elects first Sandia fellow; Predicting disease with big data; DOE visit highlights Sandia energy work with Indian groups; Riding bacterium to the bank; Raising the heat to lower the cost of solar energy

May 24, 2018

A splash of detergent makes catalytic compounds more powerful; How microgrids could boost resilience in New Orleans; ‘Keep the pedal down’ for mission work: Nuclear Deterrence all hands; John Dec applauded on international stage; Shadid named SIAM fellow; 40th anniversary International Training Course; ANGLE goes to the dogs… and cats; Catching Dreams

May 11, 2018

Can you take the heat?; Exascale; Sandia LEEDs the way with New Mexico campus certification; Sandia celebrates Earth Day; Kids Day at Sandia; 40 Under Forty honorees serve Sandia’s mission

April 27, 2018

Magnetic nanoparticles leap from lab bench to breast cancer clinical trials; Exploring Arctic clues to secure future with new Sandia, university partnership; First wind blade from a 3-D printed mold, energy-saving nanoparticles earn Sandia national FLC awards; Labs’ video producer wins silver in international film competition; Sandia measurements expert named Asian American Engineer of the Year;

April 12, 2018

Biologically inspired membrane purges most greenhouse gases from coal-fired smoke; Using biomimicry to detect outbreaks faster; Secretary Perry and Sandia: A science alliance; The power of community boosts acequia resilience; The arrival of Spring

March 16, 2018

Sandia on target for first Mk21 Fuze flight test in 2018; A greater chance to thrive - 5 percent pricing preference gives bidding advantage to NM small businesses; Sandia researchers named Fellows of The Combustion Institute; Black engineering awards conference honors 5 Sandians; Full STEAM ahead - Students learn about Sandia’s global security work during state STEAM event

March 1, 2018

The guns of shock physics - Studying materials information through dynamic compression; Road, rail, boat - Sandia transport triathlon puts spent nuclear fuel to the test; Cleaner, more efficient combustion - Insights on new chemical mechanisms boost understanding of process; Sandians honored for sustainability efforts; Jacqueline Chen elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 15, 2018

Glowing designer sponges — New MOF particles engineered to image and treat; Seeing stars - Sandia team designs a new way for additive manufacturing; Living in a material world; Valentine’s gift bolsters United Way program - $50,000 donation helps launch Mission: Families; Danelle Tanner is 1st Sandian named as LGBTQ+ Scientist of the Year; Project management jobs pipeline focus of Sandia, University of New Mexico agreement

February 2, 2018

Small, NM businesses key factor in Sandia’s 2017 economic impact; Understanding blast impact - Modeling, simulations aim to boost understanding of injuries, body armor; Sandia supplies essential element to local science classrooms; Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children’s Museum; New radiation detectors developed at Sandia used for New START inspections; Supercomputing under a new lens - A Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks the top computers

January 18, 2018

Sandia going all-out to recruit top-tier cybersecurity talent; Researchers work on new way to image the brain; Bringing a ‘wow’ factor to Sandia’s front door; AIAA names two Sandians as associate fellows; Three Sandians elected fellows of the American Physical Society

January 5, 2018

Computer modeling aids solder reliability in nuclear weapons; Reducing the traffic jam in batteries; New Sandia balloon-borne infrasound sensor array detects explosions; Pioneering smart grid technology solves decades old problematic power grid phenomenon

2017

December 8, 2017

Chris LaFleur receives Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Award;Sandians take home five R&D 100 Awards;Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + Delete

November 24, 2017

Sandia joins KAFB to mark Native American Heritage Month;One warm coat;Steve Plimpton wins Fernbach Award;Diagnosing supercomputer problems;Making strides with small business;New routes to renewables;AISES honors Sandians;HADES uses alternative reality to mislead hackers

November 10, 2017

Service to the nation;A desire to serve;The infrastructure for more solar at Sandia;W80-1 Alt 369 update;Recycling smarter;Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way

October 27, 2017

Choose your own Army base;Managing biorisk;Optical Society Fellows;Bluer skies ahead;Distinguished alumni;Real-time SuperLab demonstration;Optimizing Wave Energy

October 13, 2017

Tech transfer on track;Sandia women honored;Sunny side up;Impactful Times;A cooler filter

September 29, 2017

Remembering Sen. Domenici;Peridynamics journal launched;Sandia marks Hispanic Heritage Month;DOE Early Career Award;To the point;Cool flames for better engines;Back to the Canyon

September 15, 2017

From games and speech recognition to ensuring global peace;Meet Sandia’s rodeo queen;Sandia wins 5 regional tech transfer awards;Understanding low temp combustion;Sandia opening an office in the heart of Albuquerque’s innovation district;A light touch means faster electronics;What we saw at the eclipse;Cleaning up subways

September 1, 2017

Operation Backpack 2017: a wildly successful mission;Sandia computer donation program;Alternative Pyroshock Test;Beating the heat with nanoparticle films;New light on black holes;Sandia/California rallies to deliver a record 65 backpacks to children of military families

August 18, 2017

World’s smallest neutrino detector finds big physics fingerprint;The good, the bad, and the algae;Quick, accurate, integrated radiation analysis;Biofuels from bacteria;Watching molecules move

August 4, 2017

CINT gets new co-directors;Technology to go;Meet Sandia's 2018 Truman Fellows;Any data. Any time. Anywhere.;Balloons and drones and clouds; oh my!

July 21, 2017

X-ray vision;On the trail of a killer;From ideas to inventions;New fellowship named for former Labs Director Jill Hruby

July 7, 2017

Getting fresh at Sandia;A house and a home;Street smart;Clean ride;Beating the 'Goldilocks' dilemma;Women Worth Watching;A scintillating discovery

June 23, 2017

Catch a wave;Weapon Intern Class;John Dec, Paul Miles receive recognition from ASME;Building a community of new parents;Sandia Labs marks Pride Month;Needle in a haystack;Testing, testing

June 9, 2017

Sandia researchers named IEEE Fellows;Sandia recognizes innovative Livermore teachers;Overcoming the trust barrier in NW verification measurements;Annual Robot Rodeo offers bomb squads an unbeatable experience;It Really IS Rocket Science

May 26, 2017

Sandia recognizes top female high school students in math, science in California Bay Area;There’s an app for that;Mechanical engineering society elects fellows from Sandia;Sandia intern named Goldwater Scholar;Sandia/NNSA partnership builds on strong foundations;We remember Christopher;Trash into treasure

May 12, 2017

Sandia hosts Chinese delegation;All eyes on Austin;More small, clean-energy businesses will tap into Sandia technical expertise;More than 1,600 kids turn out for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day;Brain-inspired computing

April 28, 2017

Ted-like talks at Sandia;A force for change;Fighting Ebola and analyzing emerging biotechnologies;No typical days;New cloud services launched at Sandia;Commence run

April 21, 2017

Top Doc;Buy Green;By the numbers;Sandia’s newest 40 under Forty honorees;Come and knock on our door;Brain boosting;Strategic Petroleum Reserve taps Sandia expertise in salt;Better living through pressure

March 17, 2017

ISEE honors retired Sandia explosives engineer Dale Preece;Reversing the curse;Science Cafe - Nuclear energy risk perception;Academic Alliance workshop focuses on autonomy R&D;A head for business;Sandia draws industry into quest for cheaper, cleaner electricity;Sandia Shoe Box Challenge shows creativity, ingenuity of engineers;New brain-inspired cybersecurity system detects ‘malicious players’ 100 times faster;Underrepresented students get a

March 3, 2017

Dan Sinars represents Sandia in first energy leadership class;Gary Polansky named Fellow of AIAA;Super plants need super ROOTS;Sweating the small stuff;Surround sound;On Deterrence

February 17, 2017

TMS honors Sandia computational materials researcher Stephen Foiles;Power players;Energy in the marketplace;Sandia mentor and student intern win joint ACS award;Born into engineering;‘TourSandia’ without a badge;Using kinetics, not temperature, to make ceramic coatings

February 3, 2017

The top tweets of 2016;Saving Energy at Sandia;Sandian Salvatore Campione wins ACES Early Career Award;Jeff Tsao at Harvard explores social underpinnings of physical-science research;Sandia’s solar glitter technology moves closer to market with new licensing agreement;Understanding how brittle materials fail;Two Sandia researchers receive Presidential Early Career awards;A new dawn for AM;Augmented reality to enhance security

January 20, 2017

For Frank Jennings, giving is in the blood;Irwin Welber, Sandia’s 9th president, passes away at 92;Sandia technologist honored with national award from American Vacuum Society;Small and NM businesses key factors in Sandia’s economic impact

January 6, 2017

Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design;Sandia custodian Dale Vernon Marsh is longest-serving ever;Sandia donates 725 books to Livermore Veterans Administration Hospital;Computer modeling to eradicate diseases;Sandia's flexible work schedules retain employees and support business needs

2016

December 8, 2016

Safe, secure, sustainable labs; Sandia Science & Technology Park is a place to grow; Students zip through Electric Car Challenge; Monitoring Grand Canyon hikers rim to rim

November 23, 2016

Detecting composite material damage; Honoring our veterans; Talk to us; Sandia, Singapore join forces to develop energy storage; Sandia wins 6 R&D 100 awards; Sandia entrepreneur moves with market; Restoring iconic aircraft

November 10, 2016

Unsung heroes of radiation detection; Sandia Emergency responders participate in active shooter exercise; Sandia diversity specialist wins inaugural award from AISES; From Albuquerque to Afghanistan and back again – A veteran’s journey

October 27, 2016

Diamonds Aren’t Forever; ‘We need to be both smart and good’; B61-12 Flight Test team honored; Sandia inks SpinDX license agreement; Master Research Agreement with University of Akron; Brain games and tests; Former Sandia VP named to National Science Board; Calling all entrepreneurs; Tritium introduced in fusion experiments at Sandia; CINT manager elected president of Materials Research Society

October 13, 2016

Wave of the future ; Rebooting computing; Fragment tracking offers insights into explosion dynamics; Bill Camp wins prestigious Seymour Cray award; Sandia marks Disability Awareness Month; It’s H2GO! For San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet; Sandia tests nuclear battery safety for NASA’s Mars 2020 mission; Applying for clean-energy help through Small Business Vouchers pilot program; Sandians give back during annual campaign

September 29, 2016

Fresh water for energy; Exascale rising!; sandia researchers win prestigious HENAAC awards; Sandia chronicles 20 years of bioscience research; FLC in ABQ; Sandia employees give back through annual campaign; Materials society names Sandia’s Don Susan Fellow

September 16, 2016

Follow the carbon; A complex problem with concrete; ‘Goldilocks’ temperature range just about right; Sled track simulates high-speed accident in B61-12 test; New computer cooling method could save millions of gallons of water; Meet Sandia’s 2017 Truman Fellows; Gus Potter named Health Physics Society Fellow; Predicting, modifying new materials; Sandia fuel cell membrane outperforms market; Salvatore Campione honored by IEEE-HKN

September 1, 2016

Blowing bubbles to catch CO2; X-ray vision; When hurricanes take aim; Sen. Heinrich hosts 2016 Energy Summit; Encouraging STEM success for women of color; Clean leap; Trailblazer; Summer institute introduces Sandia interns to NW work; Friction, Fatigue, and Failure; Let it rain-Sandia’s clean water stewards; Remember the TITANS

August 18, 2016

Beating bitcoin bad guys; Strong enough - Composite materials testing; Taking the 4/10 work week for a spin; Rising to the top - SWE recognizes Jill Hruby’s success; Mitigating silent hardware errors; A breath of fresh air; CO2 to fight climate change?; Student intern symposium; Operation Backpack delivers; From hamsters to horses, Jon Baldwin helps them all

August 4, 2016

Looking from space for nuclear detonations; Saving lives on the battlefield through engineering; Albuquerque area outstanding young engineers; Sandia’s 401(k) plan recognized among the best of the best; Sandia builds global energy storage database; Perspiration and passion are the secrets to success; Sandia installs largest Gigahertz Transverse ElectroMagnetic test chamber; CECOR students launch ThunderBird Cup

July 21, 2016

Geothermal drilling tool can take the heat; Studying a critical HIV protein; Former Army Ranger named Student of the Year; Sandia physicist Jim Bailey wins APS John Dawson award; Graduate students bringing critical skills to Sandia; Hand-on, Minds-on STEM program marks 30 years; An entrepreneur steers his young company; Early Career Outreach at Sandia

July 7, 2016

DNA - A new twist on data storage; A flash of insight - Research at Sandia’s Lightning Lab; Power investing - DOE funding moves two Sandia energy projects closer to the marketplace; Super cool - Balloons help gather Arctic data on supercooled liquid water; Sandians celebrate Pride, come together for Orlando; Join Forces - Military students get a taste of national lab research, a win-win for them and Sandia

June 23, 2016

Taking down Rift Valley Fever; Battling corrosion to keep solar panels humming; Fire break; 10th annual Robot Rodeo; Annual exercise tests Sandia’s emergency response skills; Mark Savage wins high-voltage IEEE Dunbar Award; Sandia radar expert Armin Doerry named an SPIE Fellow; Livermore students win Walter Bauer scholarships; IRS website design gets a facelift

June 9, 2016

Sparkplug-free gasoline auto engines; Lessons from Fukushima; Recognizing girls for math and science achievements; Melissa Teague named a PECASE winner; State office honors two Sandians for community efforts; Livermore, here’s Sandia!; The wild blue yonder; Small companies grow with a technical leg up; Meet Sandia’s Certified Master Safe Technician

May 26, 2016

Warrior Women; Next-gen cyber defenders; Movin’ and groovin’; Sandia Excellence in Teaching awards; Annual Performance Evaluation Report; Overachievers under Forty; Freedom Award; Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival; World’s fastest multiframe digital X-ray camera; Sandia interns named Goldwater scholars;

May 13, 2016

Start your engines; The doctor is in; Energizing the Corps; The thick of things; An early career boost for Sandia researcher; Sen. Udall hosts water roundtable; Sandia Executive VP Steve Rottler honored at Texas A&M

April 28, 2016

Cold War Warriors - The story of Sandia’s decades in nuclear field testing; Sandia named a top employer for Native STEM professionals; Lessons from cow eyes; Good neighbors - Sandia/California brings 60th anniversary into the community; Better, brighter, cheaper flat-panel displays; Sandia departments win Quality New Mexico awards; Sandia tapped to lead nationwide solar evaluation centers; Sandia needs ‘Zero Heroes’ to meet 2025 goal

April 15, 2016

Lighting up disease-carrying mosquitoes; Sandia tests whether homes are strong enough for solar; Directed-energy technology investments; Bumper crop of partnerships; CRISPR genome-editing technology; Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models toolkit now available;

April 1, 2016

Sandia flame cell tests, tames Godzilla-style fire; Jacqueline Chen inducted into Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame; Mark Musculus named SAE Fellow; Melonie Parker named New Mexico HR Professional of the Year; Mentoring Café sparks girls’ interest in STEM; Current and former VPs commemorate Sandia/California’s 60th anniversary;

March 3, 2016

WeaselBoard bites infrastructure bad guys; New ways of looking at glass-to-metal seals; Channeling the inner geek: ‘You know you’re an engineer when’ winners named; Always there: Sandia/California marks 60 years of engineering, science, and service; Burning Rubber: Sandia researchers win best paper award for review of how rubber ages; Service-driven women: Sandia marks Women’s History Month;

February 18, 2016

Foiling suicide bombers; Norm Augustine laments state of education, research; Iron nitride transformers could boost energy storage options; Finding more powerful semiconductor materials; Eastern Cherokees explore IT and partnership at Sandia; Introducing STEM students to careers in national service; Synergy between science and engineering enables exceptional results; You know you’re an engineer when . . .

February 5, 2016

Nondestructive Testing: Sandia looks inside composites; Decon, bombs, and above and beyond: Sandia takes home three national tech transfer awards; Sandians win Black Engineer of the Year awards; Ice sheet modeling of Greenland, Antarctica helps predict sea-level rise; Sandia making waves in marine energy systems; Grid modernization;

January 21, 2016

Sandia economic impact up in 2015; 25 years of LDRD; Enormous blades for offshore energy; ANGLEing toward success; When lightning strikes; CSI: Dognapping program honored

January 08, 2016

Postdoc showcase;Jeff Brinker elected a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors;Dr. King’s dream continues to motivate and inspire Sandia VP;New phononic filter;HyStEP device speeds H2 refueling station commissioning;Rodeo queen and chemical engineer;Got Solitons? Sandia researcher sees problem as a solution

2015

December 11, 2015

Sandia, ASU collaborate on algae computational modeling; A good day for BaDx; Chemists discover new pathway in mechanism of soot formation; New Mexico Electric Car Challenge; High Tech; Gil Herrera awarded UNM Lobo Award; Sandian honored with inaugural technologist award from American Vacuum Society.

November 27, 2015

Thor’s hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres; Sandia wins five R&D 100 Awards and a ‘green technology’ gold award; Bringing it home - Katrina Groth and Ethan Hecht win inaugural Robert Schefer Best Paper award; Jackie Chen receives DOE INCITE award; Poets, artists, musicians at Sandia celebrate and mourn warriors; Supercomputer benchmark developed by Mike Heroux gains adherents

November 13, 2015

Partnerships, mission synergy will shape Sandia’s future; Managing the data deluge; Jeff Koplow receives SunShot Innovation Fellowship; Sandia California Security Police Officers train to improve skills; New program lets researchers help companies that license their inventions; Big shots - Sandia X-ray radiography workhorses reach milestones;

October 30, 2015

Sandia retiree opens retreat for wounded warriors; DOE aims to expand lab ties to private sector; Todd Dunivan wins NM Distinguished Public Service Award; Carol Adkins named a UNM Distinguished Alumna

October 16, 2015

Dirt-cheap catalyst may lower fuel costs for H2-powered cars; Taking on H2 storage challenge; Removing excess nuclear waste from Alaska; Sandia researchers win ‘best paper’ award from AIAA; Carol Adkins named a UNM Distinguished Alumna

October 2, 2015

Sandia Emergency Response Team wins big at HAZMAT Challenge; Students explore brain science in after-school STEM club; The Martian author Andy Weir’s path to success began at Sandia; Two Sandia researchers on leave share their experiences as entrepreneurs

September 18, 2015

Small NM businesses get a scientific leg up, and prosper; Topology optimization: Creating the best design for the purpose; Understanding materials is crucial to new processes for weapon parts

September 4, 2015

Researchers see potential in wide bandgap, ultra-wide bandgap materials; ‘Laboratory Biorisk Management’ details safety, security methods for biosciences sites; Workhorse gamma ray generator HERMES III reaches significant milestone; and more.

August 21, 2015

Sandia’s telemetry work ramps up as weapons program intensifies; Algae nutrient recycling a triple win; Cyber Technologies Academy reaches out to teachers; and more.

August 7, 2015

Crowdsurfing motor proteins create nerve-like polymer networks; Red and White Fleet going green; Lab to market: Sandia brings home FLC regional tech transfer awards; and more.

July 24, 2015

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on; The eyes have it: Sandia teams with industry to improve human-data interaction; ‘Everyone needs a space to work’: Sandia gains Arctic airspace to further research in many fields; and more.

July 10, 2015

The heat is on: Testing heats up at Sandia’s Solar Tower with high-temperature falling particle receiver; How does Saturn hide its age?; Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen; Animal planet; and more.

June 25, 2015

Jill Hruby named Labs director; SecuritySeal: Sandia’s tamper-detecting technology is tough to fool; Always/Never documentary tells story of nuclear weapon safety, security; and more.

June 12, 2015

Fog on demand: Sandia-operated facility makes testing optics more cost-effective, efficient; Pavel Bochev receives DOE’s E.O. Lawrence Award; Sandia’s Z machine receives funding aimed at fusion energy; and more.

May 29, 2015

Sandia research team measures thermoelectric behavior by ‘Tinkertoy’ materials; Sandia hosts annual Robot Rodeo for bomb squads; Sandia robotics scientist wins prestigious UNM dissertation award; and more.

May 15, 2015

Starving a cancer instead of feeding it poison; Christopher Kliewer wins $2.5 million DOE Early Career Research Program award; Davis gun tests aid B61-12 LEP; and more.

May 1, 2015

Phonons Arise! Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials; Sandia hosts 25th international nuclear material protection course; KinBot: A tool to accelerate chemical descriptions of combustion; and more.

April 17, 2015

Digital in-line holography helping answer questions about burning fuels; Explosive Destruction System begins first stockpile project; Sandia hosts first Nonproliferation Treaty Transparency Visit; and more.

March 20, 2015

MESA starts largest production series in its history; Two CRF groups team up to simplify models for improving engines; Iron Rain fell on early Earth, new Z machine data supports; and more.

March 6, 2015

Arms control research explores solutions for treaty after New START; Nanobiologist joins ranks of state’s most influential women; ‘The Jedi of education’: Bringing STEM to bilingual children; and more.

February 20, 2015

Fighting Ebola: Sandia models and improves Liberia’s clinical sample transport system; Direct measurement of key molecule will increase accuracy of combustion models; Anthrax detector takes home national tech transfer award; Sandia sisters show school kids that they, too, can be engineers; and more.

February 6, 2015

The quest for efficiency in thermoelectric nanowires; DOE launches pilot entrepreneur boot camp; Best Man: BEYA award winner listened to his parents and excelled in materials science; and more.

January 23, 2015

Sandia continues to boost NM economy through business programs; Sandia welcomes service dog to New Mexico campus; Harold’s story: After 65 years at Sandia, Harold Rarrick turns in his badge; and more.

January 9, 2015

‘Iron Sun’ is not a rock band, Sandia researchers find; Linde, Sandia partner to expand hydrogen fueling network; Sandia was a pioneer in the dawn of a new, diverse workforce; and more.

2014

December 12, 2014

Turning biological cells to stone improves cancer and stem cell research; Storing hydrogen underground could boost transportation, energy security; Sandia turns on Sky Bridge supercomputer; and more.

November 28, 2014

Getting bot responders into shape; Studies look at aging of electronics in nuclear weapons; Sandia Science & Technology Park helps fuel Albuquerque economy; and more.

November 14, 2014

Sandia plays crucial role in W76-1 LEP; Cooperative Monitoring Center bridges technology, policy to address security issues for 20 years; A bond for life: Sandian earns prestigious public service award for bringing science to Native American kids; FFRDCs take on America’s biggest challenges; and more.

October 31, 2014

Adaptive zoom: Prototype riflescope has push-button magnification; ‘Tinkertoy’ materials with colorful solar cells for increased photovoltaic efficiency; ‘Small business is HUGE’ . . . When companies call Sandia, they get a person; and more.

October 17, 2014

W88 ALT program performs successful flight, drop tests; MINER demonstrates effectiveness in urban emergency response exercise; ‘Front door to Sandia’: C3 partnership center to boost collaboration and tech transfer; and more.

October 3, 2014

A better prosthesis: Sandia invents sensors to learn about fit; systems to make the fit better; Up, up, and away Sandia driver hits it big with balloon fiesta poster; The look of a scientist - Math skill leads a cool kid to career success, HENAAC award; and more.

September 19, 2014

In-flight sensor tests a step toward Structural Health Monitoring for safer flights; Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results; Evaluating powerful batteries for modular grid energy storage; and more.

September 5, 2014

Sandia conducts first faster-than-sound sled track tests since 2008; Forward Thinking: Women-led team plans for national labs’ future ; Carbon sequestration research continues under DOE contract; Triplets push each other to academic success and Lockheed Martin scholarships; and more.

August 22, 2014

Div. 8000 uses fuze expertise for Air Force ICBMs; Sandia researchers find clues to superbug evolution; Can there be too much data?; and more.

August 8, 2014

Sandia’s parallel DSMC codes yield unprecedented physics, engineering insights; Sandia report draws lessons learned from ‘perfect heists’ for national security; Sandia brings home four regional tech transfer awards; and more.

July 25, 2014

QASPR: Making sure the nation’s nuclear weapons offer effective, credible deterrence; More California gas stations can provide H2 than previously thought, study finds; An ‘apatite’ for radionuclides: Permeable reactive barriers may be deployed at Fukushima; and more.

July 11, 2014

Diamond plates create nanostructures through pressure, not chemistry ; Sandia cyber portfolio increasing impact through DHS Transition to Practice program; Sandia, Kansas City Plant conclude mission assignment transfer; and more.

June 27, 2014

‘Shake, rattle, and roll’ gets an update after 60 years; Sandia Cyber Technologies Academy offers free classes to high school students; Power to the people: Next era of semiconductors; Sandia, city of Albuquerque renew partnership pact; and more.

June 13, 2014

AREVA building on Sandia’s molten salt expertise; New class of terahertz detectors promise imaging breakthorugh; Get ready for the computers of the future; The brain: Key to a better computer; and more.

May 30, 2014

Making Moly 99: Sandia technology licensed to produce US supply of widely used, in-demand medical rad source; IED detector developed at Sandia being transferred to Army to support combat troops; Novel nanoparticle production method could lead to better lights, lenses, solar cells; Prototype electrolyte sensor provides immediate results; and more.

May 16, 2014

New NNSA Administrator Frank Klotz visits Sandia; W76-1 Life Extension Program remains major effort at Sandia; Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture; Sandia helps teens who conquered adversity move from high school to college; and more.

May 2, 2014

Studying materials at the breaking point; Sandia, Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers partner on hydrogen storage system for forklifts; and more.

April 18, 2014

Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb; Watching neurons fire from a front-row seat; Resilient cities focus of new Sandia, Rockefeller Foundation pact to help 100 communities worldwide; and more.

March 21, 2014

Drilling for answers: Sandia pioneers nuclear waste disposal techniques; Labs’ human subject studies work having impact on airport security; Innovative tech transfer program marks two decades of sharing scientific expertise; and more.

March 7, 2014

Sandia Fellows share insights, research thrusts in tech talks to mark National Engineers Week; Sandia Fellow Gordon Osbourn awarded 2014 Rank Prize for envisioning strained-layer superlattices; Willis Whitfield inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame; and more.

February 21, 2014

Report spotlights Sandia’s increasing economic impact; Cargo-security partnership wins national tech transfer award; Marlene Brown is a 2014 Woman of Influence; and more.

February 7, 2014

Clearing up cloudy understanding on solar power plant output; Agreement lets Sandia, UNM staff work side-by-side; Sandia helps bring life-saving vaccines to far reaches of the world; and more.

January 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Labs; USSTRATCOM commander spends day being briefed on Sandia’s NW mission; Computer power clicks with geochemistry; and more.

January 10, 2014

Unexpected effect could lessen instabilities in fusion effort; Sandia’s highest grossing patent, granted in 1996, ends its run; Computer power clicks with geochemistry; and more.

2013

December 13, 2013

Quantifying the oxygen effect on hydrogen embrittlement, Sandia conducts B61-11 pull down surveillance test; first in years, Realizing tunable conductivity in ‘tinker toy’ materials

November 29, 2013

Sandia wins two Popular Science Best of What’s New awards, Partners in progress: Sandia joins effort to launch statewide R&D council, Smaller asteroids, bigger problems

November 15, 2013

Sandia President Paul Hommert testifies on importance of B61 LEP; Researchers converting natural gas to liquid transportation fuel; In-House course lets support staff explore nuclear engineering

November 1, 2013

Sandian Randy McKee named Professional of the Year by AISES; Lean on me: Veterans confront combat stress in a different kind of support group; Magnetically stimulated flow patterns offer strategy for heat transfer issues

October 18, 2013

Labs brings home a record five regional tech transfer awards; Plasmonic crystal alters to match light source; Harnessing the sun’s energy with tiny particles

October 4, 2013

Stronglinks: Mechanisms that help ensure nuclear weapons remain safe; Seeking solutions to Southwest water problems; A better benchmark for supercomputer performance

September 20, 2013

Hard cold work and unsung research heroes; Katherine Guzman named a 2013 HENAAC Luminary; Sandia hosts NNSA’s first National Science and Security Consortium Minority Serving Institution student

September 6, 2013

Jay Lofstead is Sandia’s fourth R&D 100 winner; Low-temperature combustion enables cleaner, more efficient engines; Study could help improve nuclear waste repositories

August 23, 2013

New initiative will bolster infrastructure for hydrogen vehicles; Size matters when monitoring reactors from a distance; Uncovering the mechanisms of virulence in pathogens

August 9, 2013

Researching new detectors for chemical, biological threats; Capturing the moment of hydrogen ignition; Sandia showcase shines a light on research and tech transfer

July 26, 2013

Air Force Association names Sandian Citizen Airman of the Year; Shape memory alloys hold promise; Sandia researchers capture three R&D 100 awards

July 12, 2013

Three researchers named Sandia Fellows; Concentrating on sunshine to advance hydrogen economy; SWiFT — the DOE/Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology facility commissioned in Lubbock, Texas

June 28, 2013

Ready-to-sign licenses put Sandia IP on fast track; Team gears up for hurricane season; 3-D model more accurately pinpoints source of earthquakes, explosions

June 14, 2013

New Faces in Engineering honoree Greg White finds Labs a good fit; Sandian honored with DOE Classification Award of Excellence; Sandia manager joins New Mexico’s 40 Under Forty

May 31, 2013

‘Popcorn’ particle pathways promise better-performing lithium-ion batteries; Designing a more resilient nation, one building at a time; Detecting homemade explosives without also finding toothpaste

May 17, 2013

Sandia Wounded Warriors discover they were united in battle years ago; Assessing the economic potential of advanced biofuels; Rad detection to go: Mobile technology deployed at international ports

May 3, 2013

Researchers measure reaction rates of second key atmospheric component; Choosing future warfighting vehicles: Army Ground Combat Systems adopts Sandia tool to help in decision-making process; Sandia ranks high in Woman Engineer magazine’s top employers list

April 19, 2013

Sandia tackles algae biofuel pond crash problem; Growing algae, fuel of the future, from benchtop to raceway; Sandia physicist takes command of Air Natl. Guard 150th

April 5, 2013

Maritime ports may be the next deployment for hydrogen fuel cells; Computer model used in softening steel; Sandians kick off Manos program for Hispanic youth; Sandia offers world a fertilizer that fizzles as a bomb

March 22, 2013

‘Taking it to the next level’ for biodefense; Alloy developed at Sandia has potential for downhole electronics applications in wells; Venture forth: Sandians bring lab experience to the world of business

March 8, 2013

Sandia leads in large-scale passive optical network; Sandia 'hears' Chelyabinsk meteor; Cyber Engineering Research Laboratory opens

February 8, 2013

Report spotlights Sandia’s impact on New Mexico; Paul Hommert named FLC Laboratory Director of the Year; Quality trio: Black engineers get national nod for reaching beyond the expected

January 25, 2013

Zombie’ cells may outperform live ones as catalysts and conductors; Looking for nefarious intent in the cyberworld; High-stakes countdown at Kauai

2012

December 14, 2012

Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility celebrates 50 years of rocket launches; Airborne pods seek to trace nuclear bombs’ origins; Cyanobacteria: Engineering an alternative fuel source; and more.

November 30, 2012

PV partners: Sandia helps DOE bring large-scale solar systems to market; Project aims to create an OS for exascale computing environment; Intern adds Rhodes Scholarship to remarkable achievements; New inclement weather notification process is simple, straightforward, standardized; and more.

November 16, 2012

Willis Whitfield, inventor of modern-day laminar-flow clean room, passes away; Helping solve unique problems: Technologist Richard Simpson gets deeply involved in wide range of experiments; Sandia hiring program helps wounded veterans get back in the game; and more.

November 2, 2012

Sandia tackles complex brain injury issue; Seismic tools aid in tunnel detection; From Tinian to Albuquerque: Sandia legend Leon Smith passes away at age 92; and more.

October 19, 2012

Multiphase shock tube offers insights into physics early in blasts; Federal Laboratory Consortium tips hat to wide range of Sandia work; Sandia benchmark helps wind industry measure success; and more.

October 5, 2012

Primary Standards Lab: Sandia’s the word for precision measurements, calibrations; Sandia helps technical panel when sinkhole opens up in Louisiana; Probability maps help sniff out contamination in food supply; and more.

September 21, 2012

Sandia’s Explosives Technology Group discovers key detonation behavior in common explosive; Greg Nielson named to Popular Science Brilliant 10 list; Steve Castillo named HENAAC’s 2012 Engineer of the Year; and more.

September 7, 2012

Experiments verify key aspect of Sandia nuclear fusion concept; Lifelike, cost-effective Sandia Hand can disable IEDs; Explosive Destruction System keeps pace with changing mission; and more.

August 24, 2012

Failure the only option at the Mechanics Lab; Island hopping, bacterial style; DNA fingerprinting to go; and more.

August 10, 2012

Hard data from a hard place: Science on Alaska’s North Slope; Modeling the Fukushima accident: MELCOR code used to model accidents at Fukushima; New Northrop Grumman, GE umbrella CRADAs tap wide range of Sandia expertise; and more.

July 27, 2012

Fiery research: Computer models for propellant fires; Sandians honored by President Obama for early career accomplishments; Authors reprise 2010 paper showing increased productivity from more efficient lighting; and more.

July 13, 2012

NNSA honors Sandian for helping with new data tool roll-out; Turning teacher in retirement offers a ‘purposeful and enjoyable way’ to help others; MIT climate skeptic speaks at Sandia; and more.

June 29, 2012

Sandia wins four R&D 100 Awards; Cyber research facility opens at Sandia/California; Explosives legend Paul Cooper hangs up his teaching hat; and more.

June 15, 2012

Follow the sun: Sandia solar-tracking technology fuels global business; An ideal companion for biofuels; Sandia/California honors young women for outstanding achievement in math and science; and more.

June 1, 2012

Small worlds come into focus with new Sandia instrument; Sandia’s web tool identifies best energy storage options; Sandia helping nation find best way to protect infrastructure, recover from disasters; and more.

May 18, 2012

Labs technology launched in first test flight of Army’s conventional Advanced Hypersonic Weapon; Sandia research comes up with unique materials approach to provide temperature-stable circuits; Old robot gets new life at New Mexico Highlands University; and more.

May 4, 2012

A new twist on botulinum testing; Pedal to the metal: Sandian helps UNM students reach the finish line; Old robot gets new life at New Mexico Highlands University; and more.

April 20, 2012

When seconds count: ER doc, Sandia engineer join forces on stronger trauma shears; Vestas to install research wind turbine at Sandia’s Lubbock test facility; Cheston Bailon’s path to Sandia passed through Iraq; and more.

March 23, 2012

Neutron Generation: From tubes to chips; Experiments may force revision of astrophysical models of universe; SPIDERS microgrid project secures military installations; and more.

February 24, 2012

Sandia working to improve nervous system control of prosthetics; Initial geothermal investment comes full circle in new project; Making an impact in the economy: New Mexico companies did $400 million in business with Sandia; and more.

February 10, 2012

Sandia one of ‘greatest research institutions in the world,’ visiting Energy Secretary Steven Chu says; Sandia tool determines value of solar photovoltaic power systems; Prestigious Asian American event comes to Albuquerque; and more.

January 27, 2012

Legacy Waste Program nearing completion; Sandia researchers, UK partners publish groundbreaking work on Criegee intermediates in Science magazine; National Nuclear Science Week a glowing success; and more.

January 13, 2012

Anthrax-killing foam proves effective in meth lab cleanup; Sandia cyber project looks to help IT professionals with complex Domain Name System vulnerabilities; Developing power-over-fiber communications cable: When total isolation is a good thing; and more.

2011

December 16, 2011

Riding the bullet: Self-guided bullet prototype developed at Sandia can hit target a mile away; NNSA/DP Employee of Quarter Award recognizes Rita Gonzales for strategy to be used in future; Sandia monitors nuclear safety of mission to Mars; and more.

December 2, 2011

Twenty-five percent voltage increase observed in closely packed nanowires ; New research: Metal-organic frameworks mop up radioactive gases from spent nuclear fuel; and more.

November 18, 2011

Shock therapy: With renovations, Sandia's workhorse Mechanical Shock Facility ready to take on more jobs; Seeing microbes as individuals; Anthony Wingate honored as NNSA Defense Programs Employee of Quarter; and more.

November 4, 2011

Finding energy storage 'solutions' in MetILs; 'I am a scientist through and through'; Combustion Research Facility launches new website; and more.

October 21, 2011

High-quality white light produced by four-color laser source; Path to Picasso decorates Sandia; Sandia receives award for electronics stewardship; and more.

October 7, 2011

Sandia's Saturn and Hermes pulsed power machines set new milestones; new tool allows responders to visualize post-event disaster environments; Advanced wind test facility moves to Texas Tech; and more.

September 23, 2011

10,000 operations: Sandia's Annular Core Research Reactor hits milestone; Nearly $1 billion in economic activity in California generated by Sandia in 2010, according to new report; 'An experience I'll never forget . . .' - US Coast Guard Academy interns reflect on a summer of immersive work at Sandia; and more.

September 9, 2011

In post-9/11 world, Labs' strategic objectives leverage diverse capabilities to serve nation; Becoming a national security laboratory: Sandia researchers anticipate the worst and develop mitigation and response strategies; The lab the nation turned to: Sandia's security expertise tapped hours after 9/11 attack; and more.

August 26, 2011

Sandia's Saturn and Hermes pulsed power machines set new milestones; new tool allows responders to visualize post-event disaster environments; Advanced wind test facility moves to Texas Tech; and more.

August 12, 2011

Pinpointing lipid accumulation in algae; Fuel cell mobile lighting system featured at final space shuttle Atlantis launch; Mobile facility measures greenhouse gases; and more.

July 29, 2011

Catch a Wave: Sandia researchers use wind power expertise to help create industry in US for tidal, wave energy production; Capturing the wind's energy potential; From pre-launch in 2005 to Atlantis' final wheel stop in 2011, Sandia monitored every shuttle mission; and more.

July 15, 2011

Bio threats call for new global collaboration model;Way cool: Sandia's 'Cooler' technology offers breakthrough in heat transfer for microelectronics; and more.

July 1, 2011

Sandia snares four R&D 100 awards; Exploring the intersection of biofuels and electric vehicles; and more.

June 17, 2011

Dragonflies and microvalves make mark at annual MEMS design contest; Sandia honors young women for outstanding achievement in math and science; Sandia wins three 2011 EStar Awards; and more.

June 3, 2011

Sandia's CANARY software protects water utilities from terrorist attacks and contaminants, boosts quality; New thermal battery manufacturing method to be developed under Sandia, ATB research agreement; Sandia coordinates international collaboration on nuclear detection architectures; and more.

May 20, 2011

Sandia and Cray Inc. to tackle 'big data' in new supercomputing institute; A little piece of Sandia goes to America's attic: Labs robots join Smithsonian permanent collection; Wind industry honors Sandians as innovators, influencers; and more.

May 6, 2011

Sandia researchers unlock secrets of plague with stunning new imaging techniques; Sandia researchers put a new spin on radiation biodosimetry; Stimulus funds at work in the Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory; and more.

April 22, 2011

Sandia and UNM lead impressive effort to destroy cancers; Recipe for radioactive compounds aids study of nuclear waste and fuel storage pools; At the heart of RapTOR a microfluidic 'Grand Central Station' ; and more.

April 8, 2011

Sandia partners with TUV Rheinland PTL, LLC to advance nation's photovoltaic industry; Sandia researchers merge serious gaming, simulation tools to create high-level models for border security; Life-saving device receives first-place prize from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and more.

March 25, 2011

Soldier, meet chemist - Sandia offers top-rate training for bomb experts heading to Afghanistan; World's smallest atomic clock hits marketplace; Novel magnetic mechanism for early cancer detection under development at CINT; and more.

February 25, 2011

Dedicating the Pete V. Domenici National Security Innovation Center; Explosives experts blowing the lid off traditional ETD technology; Global Security team launches new Mideast genie; and more.

February 11, 2011

New Brayton cycle turbines promise giant leap in performance; An exciting grand opening for the Combustion Research Computation and Visualization facility; Energy technology, policy tools to be explored at summer institute for top grad students; and more.

January 28, 2011

Sandia security experts help Kazakhstan safely transport, store Soviet-era bomb materials; Tailoring biofuels to work with vehicles of today, tomorrow; Richard Murphy a 'person to watch' in supercomputing world; and more.

January 14, 2011

Sandia international agreement to assist Mexican MEMS students; Sandia's effect on New Mexico's economy, community highlighted in 2010 economic impact report; Green Engineering Academy students visit Combustion Research Facility; and more.

2010

December 17, 2010

World's smallest battery created at CINT nanotechnology center; Sandia researchers awarded more than 65 million supercomputing simulation hours by DOE INCITE program; Wrong number leads to new way to collect solar power, Up-and-Coming Innovator recipient says; and more.

December 3, 2010

On Nov. 18, Sandia’s Z machine performed an experiment to enhance scientific understanding of the properties of plutonium.

November 19, 2010

Sandia images the sea monster of nuclear fusion: the Rayleigh-Taylor instability; Annual survey tracks evolving attitudes about national security issues; Small-scale technologies for large-scale biofuels production; and more.

November 5, 2010

A new supercomputer rating system will be released by an international team led by Sandia on Nov. 17 at the upcoming Supercomputing Conference 2010 in New Orleans.

October 22, 2010

Making miners safer Sandia's Gemini-Scout robot likely to greet future trapped miners before rescuers do; Sandia Labs wins 3 technology transfer awards for projects, student research; Sandia's photovoltaic vehicle receives GreenGov Presidential Award; and more.

October 8, 2010

Rain or shine, Sandia researchers find new ways to forecast large photovoltaic power plant output; Lidar déjà vu: John Goldsmith returns to a highlight of his career; Anthony Medina and Angel Urbina named winners of prestigious awards for Hispanic engineers; and more.

September 24, 2010

Nanoscopic particles resist full encapsulation, Sandia simulations show; Report: Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill not source of trace solvent detected in groundwater; Integrating biofuels and combustion engines vital for biofuel success, says Sandia-led report; and more.

September 10, 2010

Sandia device helps US troops in Afghanistan disable deadly improvised explosive devices; LEDs promise brighter future, not necessarily 'greener'; DARPA selects Sandia to design new supercomputer prototype; and more.

August 27, 2010

RapTOR seeks to quantify 'unknown unknowns'; DHS/S&T, Sandia developing new technical capability for emergency exercises; Reinvigorated Center for Cyber Defenders taking shape at Sandia/California site; and more.

August 13, 2010

Kinked nanopores slow DNA passage for easier sequencing; Water/platinum interface demands closer attention ...

July 30, 2010

Sandia/USNORTHCOM project designed to help international law enforcement spot illicit drug labs; Sandia co-submitter on fifth R&D 100 Award; is winner for improved superconducting wire; Explosive Destruction System completes major milestone at Pine Bluff Arsenal; and more.

July 16, 2010

Sandia achieves integration of terahertz quantum-cascade laser and diode mixer into a monolithic solid-state transceiver; Sandia wins four R&D 100 awards in wide-ranging display of expertise; Sandia honors former executive VP Jack Howard for nuclear weapons work, starting Labs' California site; and more.

July 2, 2010

Sandian Tom Friedmann awarded NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal; Groundbreaking Sandia study ties climate uncertainties to economies of US states; NNSA saves $4 million disposing of contaminated excess machine tools at Sandia/California; and more.

June 18, 2010

Peeling the onion of malware; Admiral's talk at Sandia Labs explores security implications of climate change; Sandian and former astronaut Sid Gutierrez named 2010 Notable New Mexican; and more.

June 4, 2010

Texas Tech, U of Utah win Sandia MEMS competition; Sandia steam plant demolition marks new era of better heating efficiency, fewer emissions; Sandia honors young women for outstanding achievement in math and science; and more.

May 21, 2010

Paul Hommert named Labs director; Tom Hunter announces retirement; Researchers unlock mechanism for bending lipid membranes; Sandia selects 8 New Mexico small businesses for construction contract agreements worth estimated $156M; and more.

May 7, 2010

Sandia's work with Cray and Stirling Energy Systems honored at Federal Laboratory Consortium annual meeting; Sandia Tiger Teams 'brave sleet and snow' to educate cities on solar energy options; Sandia leads reliability workshop for the growing field of photovoltaic systems integration; and more.

April 23, 2010

Defense-scale supercomputing comes to alternative energy research; New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program helps 320 small businesses in 2009; Annual report highlights value Sandia's long-term industrial partners find at Labs; and more.

April 9, 2010

New Cielo supercomputer 10 times faster than current NNSA platform; Ground broken on Combustion Research Computation and Visualization building; Fuel cell-powered mobile lighting system deployed at Academy Awards; and more.

March 26, 2010

MTI: Ten years after entering orbit, satellite continues to serve; Breaking the logjam: Improving data download from space; How graphene grows; and more.

March 12, 2010

Tonopah Test Range open for business; Japan's NEDO partners with DOE's N.M. labs; California selects Livermore Valley's i-GATE as state innovation hub; and more.

February 12, 2010

Understanding the secrets of water on a surface; DOE INCITE program fosters computational insights; Sandia manager Jim Novak to be inducted into Anderson School Hall of Fame; and more.

January 29, 2010

Success of virtualized operating systemincreases supercomputer flexibility

2009

December 18, 2009

Adventures in microsolar produce dazzling results; Red Sky at night, Sandia's new computing might; $4.2 million in stimulus funds directed to Sandia's Battery Abuse Testing Laboratory; and more.

December 4, 2009

W76-1 Life Extension Program milestone a Labs-wide accomplishment; Dangerous bacteria may evolve from a single cell, not many, Sandia/UNM researchers find; Sandia announces completion of mixed waste landfill cover construction; and more.

November 20, 2009

Sandia technology comprehensively supports CTBT; A C. elegans solution to clearance sampling; and more.

November 6, 2009

Ironing out a longstanding geological puzzle; Sandia's getter technology comes full circle; Sandia, others funded to sequence microbial genes for potential biofuels use; and more.

October 23, 2009

Oct. 9 meteor event adds to understanding of atmospheric phenomena; Boeing, Caltrans, other industry partners join with Sandia on new mobile lighting application; and more.

October 9, 2009

Magnetic mixing approach creates quite a stir; Rapidly Deployable Chemical Detection System gets new field tests; Night vision: Sandia's LAZAP team loves dark skies for satellite calibration mission; LDRD program casts wide, successful net, concludes D.C. symposium; Sandia's Jerilyn Timlin earns NIH award for research into protein interactions; and more.

September 25, 2009

Sandia researchers turning algae into energy; Sandia receives DoD “trusted foundry” accreditation; A step toward more efficient fusion; and more.

September 11, 2009

Criticality experiment could help nation's nuclear power industry save billions of dollars; Sandia researchers discover method to direct cell-like microdomain formation; and more.

August 28, 2009

Sandia climate study projects receive $5 million in Recovery Act funding; DOE 's Academies Creating Teacher Scientists shares Sandia research with teachers: and more.

August 14, 2009

JBEI fires 'opening salvo' with paper on deconstruction of switchgrass; Complexity research offers new design methods to strengthen cyber security; Livermore Valley Open Campus proposal gets green light from NNSA; and more.

July 31, 2009

Sandia wins five R&D 100 Awards, plays role in sixth; Sandia computer scientists successfully boot one million Linux kernels as virtual machines; High school students address homeland security challenges; and more.

July 17, 2009

Purer water made possible by Sandia advance; Sandia to sponsor system dynamics conference July 26-31; and more.

July 3, 2009

Sandia SAR technology seeks water on the moon; New SunCatcher power system unveiled at National Solar Thermal Test Facility; Robot rodeo helps save lives by familiarizing bomb squad members with a variety of robots and each other; and more.

June 19, 2009

Joint cyberdefense training session held at Sandia; Weapon Intern Program connects past, present, future of the nation's nuclear weapons enterprise; Riding4Hope looks forward to an experience of a lifetime; Skywatcher: Dick Spalding charts his own path to understanding the planet; and more.

June 5, 2009

Elastic salt? That's a stretch; Students present MEMS designs at Sandia contest; Test driving the future at the Hydrogen Road Tour; and more.

May 22, 2009

Sandia successfully completes hydrogen storage system for GM; Red Sky at night, Sandia's new computing might; Sandia, Purdue investigate new methods for monitoring and operating wind turbines; and more.

May 8, 2009

Sandia researchers awarded significant positions in DOE's $777 million Energy Frontier Research Center program; Closer to a hydrogen car: Cy Fujimoto's more durable, flexible hydrocarbon polymer electrolyte membrane could be key; and more.

April 24, 2009

Seeing the colors of the rainbow, on the nanoscale; Sandia's long-running satellite programs among largest at Labs; Sandia hopping robots to bolster troop capabilities; and more.

April 10, 2009

Liquid sunshine: Labs' Sunshine to Petrol team expects innovative prototype to be working soon; Neutron scatter camera hits the road; Giggling Springs turns up the heat: Project utilizes geothermal spring for space heating; and more.

March 27, 2009

We saw it coming: Asteroid monitored from outer space to ground impact; Dragons and damsels: Sandian's photos at New Mexico Tech photo exhibit capture beauty of Bosque del Apache; and more.

March 13, 2009

Research points way toward chameleon-like camouflage; Sandia drives innovation with transportation energy hub; Desalination of saline and brackish water becoming more affordable, Sandia researcher finds; and more.

February 13, 2009

Diamond triple-point and formerly unseen carbon state determined by team of Sandia researchers; Study finds biofuels can provide help reduce petroleum dependence; Sandia's diamond-like films on board NASA satellite; and more.

January 30, 2009

Biorefinery in a plant- the next step in biofuel production; Sandia's impact on New Mexico economy put on display at summit; Cognition symposium boggles mind; and more.

January 16, 2009

In 2008 Sandia helped the nation move closer to first high level nuclear waste repository; Sandia adopts new DOE model agreements to allow universities/industry to use facilities; Sandia Science & Technology Park receives top achievement award; McCorkle cited for leadership; and more.

2008

December 19, 2008

Sandia counterintuitive simulation-After a certain point, more chip cores mean slower supercomputing; Sometimes walls aren't the answer: Sandia group provides access delay options for high-value facilities; National Security Agency honors Navid Jam for videoconferencing security work; and more . . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News)

December 5, 2008

Gigantic 'nanotubes' examined at CINT; Right-sized reactor may soon become reality; Cell analysis platform now available for licensing, partnerships; and more . . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News)

November 21, 2008

Sandia/LANL researchers quietly aided DHS in 2007 Minneapolis bridge disaster; Microencapsulation project gives local entrepreneur warm glow; and more . . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News)

November 7, 2008

Sandia's FACT site goes big; Sandia hosts fourth Decade of the Mind symposium; Sandia's entrepreneurial program is back; and more.

October 24, 2008

Sandia sensor technology may help save wild horses; Indoor sensor siting analysis maximizes effectiveness of chem/bio detectors; Sandia assesses ways to protect Albuquerque youth from cyber predators; and more.

October 10, 2008

Examining aircraft bomb issues; Red Storm helps Navy shoot down errant satellite; FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation; and more.

September 26, 2008

Sandia aids cleanup of Iraqi nuclear facilities, rad waste; 'A small star on earth'; New DOE renewable energy program managed by Sandia; and more.

September 12, 2008

Molten diamond appears — then disappears — in Sandia nano experiment; Lean journey leads to Shingo Prize; Sandia research drives cleaner diesel engine design; and more.

August 29, 2008

Little building blocks yield grand results; Dealing with the aftermath of a bioattack; Going really green: Algae could fuel future; Antineutrino detector could monitor nuclear reactors; and more.

August 15, 2008

Sandia developing technology to secure coastal areas; Interns bring enthusiasm, fresh perspective to Sandia; and more.

August 1, 2008

The secret life of cells; Technique estimates how many people will fall sick in an epidemic; Rad detection for non-port-of-entry border sites; and more.

July 18, 2008

Cracking the secrets of ice; Reducing the cyber threat to the nation's electrical power grid; Homeland Security Workshop gives students experience in complexity; and more.

July 4, 2008

Sandia takes three R&D 100 awards; Sandia announces 2008 Truman Fellowship recipients; Everyone's reading about JBEI; and more.

June 20, 2008

Sandia scientists spend year developing computer model of Iraq surface water and related systems; Research aids understanding of retrovirus transmission between human cells; Solution to high-energy costs could lie underground; and more.

June 6, 2008

Mercury manometer moves from Sandia to NIST; Hydrogen workshop highlights growth, diversity of projects, future opportunities; Sandia-led competition announces this year's winners for innovative student MEMS designs; Visit by USCAR delegation exemplifies auto industry's ongoing confidence in, reliance on CRF research; and more.

May 23, 2008

Behind the scenes on the 'hydrogen highway,' Sandia leads hydrogen embrittlement research; Bidding for Sandia's business just got more dynamic; Brochure outlines Sandia's impact to New Mexico and Albuquerque economy; and more.

May 9, 2008

Engineer Steve Yearout marks 25th anniversary sending sensors into space; Wind farm may be on the way for Sandia, Kirtland Air Force Base; Biofuels work gets another adrenaline shot; and more.

April 25, 2008

Sandia simulations may explain nanoparticles 'pinned' to graphene; The physics of carbon nanotubes; Team developing viable biofuel for military aircraft; Innovative DOE program (with Sandia help) reaches out to touch you with solar; NASA tests HYTHIRM systems for thermal, optical imaging; and more.

April 11, 2008

Petroleum Studies 101: Sandia economist Arnie Baker lists multiple reasons for gasoline price jump; Global warming, energy security are drivers behind ERN's 'big idea' initiative; Sandia licenses its less-than-lethal flash-bang technology; Sandia researchers: Global water shortage looms; and more.

March 28, 2008

Sandia researchers purposely damage batteries to see how much abuse they can take; BioWatch Indoor Reachback Center contributing to DHS effort; Sandia part of DOE project to provide clean energy in Hawaii; and more.

March 14, 2008

Sandia leads three-year alliance with companies interested in nanoparticle coatings, films; Refurbished Z continues its march into the future; Sandia teams with Russian researchers to develop way to determine work readiness for critical ops; and more.

February 15, 2008

Sandia, SES set new world record for solar-to-grid efficiency; Sandians demonstrate verve in transferring Labs technology to private sector; Fresh off innovative 'bionic contact lens' project, Harvey Ho brings growing reputation to Sandia; and more.

February 1, 2008

International scientists weigh new definition for kilogram; One million trillion computations per second envisioned by Sandia and Oak Ridge researchers; and more.

January 18, 2008

Sandia researchers develop integrated energy-water model for planning/management purposes; NISAC assists in California wildfires; and more.

January 4, 2008

Sandia supercomputer simulations offer new explanation of century-old Tunguska mystery; Up to 20,000 soldiers a year may be trained in nonkinetic engagement with video game enhancements; Did early Southwest Indians ferment corn and make beer?; and more.

2007

December 7, 2007

Sunshine to Petrol project seeks fuels from thin air; Joint Sandia/NASA inspection system helps complete shuttle mission to space station; Lowering the rate of bioaerosol detection false alarms; and more.

November 23, 2007

Buckyball birth observed by Sandia CINT researcher Jianyu Huang; Yucca Mountain uses Sandia cognitive software to verify records management compliance; Sandia named a 'fit business' by California Wellness Task Force; and more.

November 9, 2007

Sandia to help NRC license new generation of nuclear power plants; Sandia's 'big brains' could tackle alternative fuels, says Wall Street Journal automotive editor Joe White; Laurence Brown, Sandia's tribal government relations manager; and more.

October 26, 2007

How to solve the most 'wicked' problems; HENAAC honors Juan Torres with Pioneer Award and recognizes Monica Martinez-Canales as an outstanding role model; and more.

October 12, 2007

Z rides again: Test shots signal reopening of large versatile accelerator; Sandia hydrogen sensor follows unusual technology transfer path; Sandia researchers to develop portable microfluidic platform for rapid detection of biotoxins; and more.

September 28, 2007

LDRD stars illuminate their work; Neutron scatter camera provides a new way to look at radiation; and more.

September 14, 2007

Sandia spearheads launch of innovative National Institute for Nano Engineering; TufFoam™ still riding high as option for surfboard blanks; Sandia, University of Texas System continue to forge stronger bonds; and more.

August 31, 2007

MESA, Sandia's largest project, opens; Sandia, partners evaluate vehicle barrier performance for borders; Sandia researchers help to make cars smarter; and more.

August 17, 2007

FEMA, Sandia announce new integrated public alert and warning capability; Radiation detection on the high seas; Ground Truth real-time-strategy game is serious business for Sandia software engineer; and more.

August 3, 2007

Cognitive Science and Technology Program becomes Sandia initiative; Computer models helping resolve conflicts over water; Sandia gets HYPER about hydrogen research; and more.

July 20, 2007

Checking aircraft for defects can be done 24/7 with advances in detection; Sandia wins five R & D 100 awards; Journal of Physical Chemistry honors Jim Miller with Festschrift issue; and more.

July 6, 2007

Self-assembled nanostructures function better than bone as porosity increases; Sandia to play key role in Bay Area-based DOE bioscience center; Sandia team supports development of US Army's new lightweight, high-caliber, self-propelled cannon system; and more.

June 22, 2007

Sandia adapts: Optical clamp proves simpler, less expensive than traditional adaptive optics; Home for developmentally disabled children becomes site for Sandia arsenic water removal experiment; Sandia inventions win key awards from Federal Lab Consortium, praise from Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman; and more.

June 8, 2007

More than the sum of its parts-- nanoparticles unlock the future of superalloy metals; Directed-energy defense weapon tested at Sandia explosives facilities; Sandia assists 293 small businesses in 2006; Darrick Hurst's band Man Born Blind wins two first-place awards in New Mexico Music Festival; and more.

May 25, 2007

Sandia research indicates that lightning was the likely cause of Sago Mine explosion; Sandia builds ties to California's clean energy initiatives; California Site wins major environmental management award from DOE; and more.

May 11, 2007

Sandia out in full force for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair; Liz Holm serves on committee to study new technologies to deter counterfeit currency; Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient; and more.

April 27, 2007

Rapid-fire pulse brings Sandia's Z method closer to goal of developing high-yield fusion reactor; Decon formulation, best known as an anthrax killer, takes on household mold; Nanoscience and computer modeling come to the aid of MEMS-scale engineering ; and more.

April 13, 2007

Handheld instrument assesses dental disease in minutes; Patternable surface chemistry makes for robust, versatile, and accurate biomolecule detection; Sandia signs memorandum of understanding with U of Illinois; and more.

March 30, 2007

Sandia researchers take new approach to understand biochemistry of immunity to pathogens; Sandia brings the stars within reach; Professional Development Program begins for postdoctoral students; and more.

March 16, 2007

Exceptional service from pole to pole; Ice created in nanoseconds by Sandia's Z machine; Energy, water closely linked, DOE report to Congress says; and more.

March 2, 2007

Global nuclear detonation detection system keeps watch on the world 24/7/365; Swarmy the robot: An innovative solution to clean in tight spaces; Sandia brings the Light Initiated High Explosive facility back online for stockpile surveillance tasks; and more.

February 16, 2007

Hey, kid, you stole my dog: Workshop on stolen dog interests students in science; Sandia searches for unexploded ordnance; There's gold (plating) in them thar hills (of Livermore)!; and more.

February 2, 2007

Sandia-developed MiniSAR flies for first time on Lockheed Martin unmanned aerial system; CRF team awarded more than six million hours of supercomputing processor time to better understand flame phenomena;Wind turbine blade designed by Sandia and partner is first of its kind; and more.

January 19, 2007

Simulation monitors traffic in contraband material; Researchers work in terahertz spectrum to develop next generation of screening devices; Theory aims to describe fundamental properties of materials and facilitate broad research; and more.

January 5, 2007

Sandia's 'determined and dedicated' Yucca Mountain team up and running; A safer food supply: Sandia and FDA team to make it so; Nuclear Weapons team celebrates milestone: ISO certification; and more . . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

2006

December 8, 2006

Sandia research to focus on early detection of harmful algal blooms; Jess lives -- Latest version of popular productivity-boosting software tool is released for licensing; 'Deeply impressed' DoD official praises Sandia-sponsored homeland security program for teens in Needles, Calif., as best in nation; and more.

November 24, 2006

Red Storm upgrade boosts Sandia supercomputer to #2 in world; Researchers develop better sensor detection system; Explosive testing yields plume modeling data; and more.

November 10, 2006

TRUPACT-III drop test nets valuable data on waste cask; Sandia Labs applies rich legacy of engineering, science, and technology to today's most pressing national security challenges; LDRD Day highlights new research directions; and more.

October 27, 2006

Sandia, UNM research shows brain injury may occur within one millisecond after head hits car windshield; Z-machine shockwaves melt diamond; Aerion tests supersonic business jet wing at sled track; and more.

October 13, 2006

Sandia to be lead lab for national center for solid-state lighting R&D; DOE Office of Science awards grants to Sandia computational science projects; Data-sharing web portal is designed to change how chemical science is done; and more.

September 29, 2006

Secretary Chertoff dedicates new NISAC facility; Phase diagram of water revised by Sandia researchers; Sandia LDRI sensor continues to monitor space shuttle missions; and more.

September 15, 2006

LOGIIC helps keep oil, gas control systems safe; Solar tower testing supports future NASA missions; The riddle of the desert glass; and more.

September 1, 2006

Sandia plays role in DHS program to bolster commuter train security; National nanotechnology Core Facility formally opens; Three lightning detection systems alert outdoor workers that electrical storms are in area; and more.

August 18, 2006

Sandia experts field flurry of media calls in wake of busted British terror plot; Sandia develops contaminant warning systems for EPA to monitor water systems in real time; Sandia biofuels initiative pushes forward with Monsanto CRADA — will stretch Labs' bioanalytical imaging and analysis; and more.

August 4, 2006

Sandia experimental package of piezoelectric films to be part of NASA space station experiment; Sandia researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces, work featured in Nature; Michael Dell visits Sandia, signs plaque with Labs President Tom Hunter; The elite cyber defenders of Sandia; and more.

July 21, 2006

Sandia microshutters flying aboard tiny NASA satellites; Sandia brings cleaner water to Jemez Pueblo; Sandia-developed device determines how well wind turbines operate; and more.

July 7, 2006

Hot is the new cool -- High-temp electronics open new era of devices, applications in energy, weapons; Teaming with Rockwell Collins sends miniSAR soaring; Truman Fellowship Program announces scholars for 2006; and more.

June 23, 2006

Sandia preemptive spark helps find intermittent electrical short circuits in commercial airplanes; Sandia applies a surety approach in creating solutions to energy challenges; Wipeout? Not. Sandia's TufFoam™ churns up waves of interest — and agreements — from domestic surfboard makers; and more.

June 9, 2006

Accelerating engineering innovation; Tiny plumbing: License expands access for researchers to microfluidic fittings; Sandia collaborates with KSU in successful flight computer demonstration; and more.

May 26, 2006

US Strategic Petroleum Reserve expansion project gets technical assist from Sandia researchers; Albuquerque's TVI and Texas Tech win in Sandia MEMS design contest; Diana's Homegrown rids the world of soggy sandwiches; and more.

May 12, 2006

Bird flu concerns prompt Sandia pandemic preparations; Desalination roadmap seeks technological solutions to make brackish water drinkable; The future is now for nuclear power, say lab directors; DHS turns to Sandia for tech transfer help; and more.

April 28, 2006

Labs Director Tom Hunter talks about his first year, creativity, compliance, benefits, weapons, and more; New guidance aids responders in dirty bomb scenarios; Distinguished lecturer David Goodstein discusses concerns about the end of fossil fuels; and more.

April 14, 2006

Sandia engineers test cruise missile to qualify W80-3 in electromagnetic environments; MESA's Microlab and Microfab open; building dedication slated for April 21; New York City assignment exposes Sandia specialist to metropolitan bioterror mitigation; and more.

March 31, 2006

Setting the standards for hydrogen; Sandia researchers work to understand hydrogen risks, improve safety codes and standards; New Integrated Stockpile Evaluation program to better ensure weapons stockpile safety, security, reliability; and more.

March 17, 2006

Global Nuclear Energy Partnership -- Another step on a long and winding road; Report -- Address global water scarcity, water quality issues around the world now; California site celebrates 50 years and rededicates; and more.

March 3, 2006

Sandia and partners work together to build prototype electromagnetic mortar launcher for future armies; Sandia's Z machine exceeds two billion degrees Kelvin; Red Storm is ranked the world's most efficient supercomputer in two of six categories ; and more.

February 17, 2006

NNSA chief Linton Brooks, Labs Director Tom Hunter introduce Red Storm supercomputer to news media, public; Joint Sandia, LLNL, DHS bio-restoration demonstration helps large transport hubs prepare for bioterrorism; Tom Hunter joins President Bush in panel discussion at Intel on America's global competitiveness; and more.

February 3, 2006

Clean coal leads the way to a hydrogen economy for US; Rich Diver invents new way to make hydrogen for fuel; A simple solution helps design complex microfluidic devices; and more.

January 20, 2006

Carbon sequestration: Can we bury or store global-warming greenhouse gas underground?; Sandia researchers collaborate to understand key phenomena controlling PEM fuel cell performance, durability; Sandia-developed BioDAC simulation helps integrate military, civilian bioterror responses; and more.

January 6, 2006

Sandia researchers seek ways to make lithium-ion batteries work longer, safer; Sandia signs energy CRADA with Sharp Corporation; BP Chief Scientist -- The end (of oil) is not near; and more.

2005

December 9, 2005

Researchers model nano-size battery to be implanted in eye to power artificial retina; Sandia researchers aim to keep points-of-entry safe through systems-level modeling of operations; Exciting beginning, interesting future: Z machine turns 20; and more.

November 25, 2005

Sandia 'RAP artists,' White Sands techs free stuck radiation source; Lightbringer Debby Tewa provides expert advice about photovoltaic units to people on Indian reservations; DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program mobile facility moves to Niger for year-long stay; and more.

November 11, 2005

Sandia demonstrates Athena tag for preventing tragic battlefield 'friendly fire' incidents; Sandia to conduct three workshops to gauge nation's energy and water concerns; Clean energy, gnarly waves, and redundant cell phone nodes; and more.

October 28, 2005

Pilot Sandia treatment system that removes arsenic from water demonstrated at Rio Rancho well site; Sandia lends expertise, assistance during hurricane cleanup; ACG 'Future of War' Think-Fest produces many sparks, no fires; and more.

October 14, 2005

Sandia researchers determine that common anthrax sampling methods need improvement; Remotely controlled guns guarding Y-12 high-security sites; Exercise missile 'accident' shows nuclear readiness by Sandians and more.

September 30, 2005

ARM-UAV program hosts planning for expedition; Sandia study looks at large-scale emergency evacuations; Sandians Nancy Jackson and John Debassige honored with American Indian Science and Engineering awards; and more.

September 16, 2005

Answering the nation's call: Sandia part of team assessing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; Labs project advances next-generation secure wireless networks; Education and learning focus of Sandia/Lockheed Martin gift and more.

September 2, 2005

Sandia researchers study methods for removing arsenic from drinking water to help meet new EPA standards; Disintegrating asteroid's dust monitored for first time; Sandia optical sensors contributed; CINT facilities, enhanced by thousand-year-old Chaco culture decorative style, nearing completion; and more.

August 19, 2005

President Bush visits Sandia, signs sweeping energy bill; Pre-ceremony presentation highlights Labs' energy R&D; August 8 great day for solar power technologies; and more.

August 5, 2005

Back in space: Sandia assists with NASA Discovery return-to-flight projects; Two Sandia microChemLab technologies soon to search for toxins in nation's water supplies; Labs' engine research aims high: Reduce US oil imports 30 percent while achieving ultra-low emissions; and more.

July 22, 2005

Sandia-developed ElectroNeedles may give diabetes patients a way to painlessly check glucose levels; Four R&D 100 Awards won by Sandia; Materials Society holds third annual materials camp for teachers; and more . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

July 8, 2005

Sandia conducts materials tests at Solar Tower to benefit future NASA planetary exploration; Sandia purchases, installs high-capacity 'Thunderbird' supercomputing cluster; Technical Library trio makes worldwide change; and more.

June 24, 2005

'Active Denial System' could boost security of DOE nuclear assets; Silly Putty probe yields non-silly results about time-dependent material properties; Tom Sanford shares European physics prize for work on Z . . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

June 10, 2005

Sandia Labs Director Tom Hunter announces Sandia reorganization; MiniSAR flies for first time, taking images with resolution of 4 inches; Texas Tech wins Sandia MEMS design competition . . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

May 27, 2005

Z accelerator pushes aluminum plates faster than Earth moves through space; Team discovers unsuspected intermediates in the chemistry of combustion; Retiring VP Pace VanDevender looks back on three decades at Sandia; and more.

May 13, 2005

Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff visits Sandia, speaks highly of Labs' antiterrorism technologies; Sandia-developed game helps Special Forces learn adaptive thinking, problem solving; Sandia's 'SMART' radiation detection technology is helping thwart terrorists; and more.

April 29, 2005

Sandia assists with project to maintain vehicles' tire pressure automatically; Working to make New Mexico's chile industry high-tech and healthy; Innovative Kansas City Plant process yields lubricant of unprecedented thinness -- with help of Sandia; and more.

April 15, 2005

Paul Robinson to leave Labs after 10 years, Tom Hunter to succeed him; Tom Hunter brings years of diverse experience to position as Director of Sandia National Laboratories; Paul Robinson's tenure as Labs' chief marked by accomplishment, growth; and more.

April 1, 2005

Sandia assists NASA with space shuttle rollout test ; Laser detection of cancer cells reported; Egyptian engineers, other specialists, learn safe handling of sealed radioactive sources; and more.

March 18, 2005

Tiny porphyrin tubes may lead to new nanodevices; ARM-UAV program makes it to the arctic for first time; Forensic gemology: Stephen Attaway's research hobby casts new light on origins, history of Hope diamond; and more.

March 4, 2005

Sampling 'small atmospheres' in the tiny new worlds of MEMS; Success story for Sandia': Munitions-destroying Explosive Destruction System shown to employees; DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman visits Sandia Labs; and more . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

February 18, 2005

Army and Air Force to acquire Sandia Gauntlet body armor for field evaluation; Texas police, border agents using Labs' sniffer to nab drug traffickers; Sandia, UT unveil agreement for close strategic partnership; and more . . (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

February 4, 2005

Sandia tests wing sensors that will be used on NASA's next shuttle mission; Sandia researchers seek new nonpolluting ways to produce hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight; GM joins with Sandia to advance hydrogen storage; and more.

January 21, 2005

Sandia, Lockheed Martin develop electromagnetic missile launcher for naval shipboard operations; Researchers develop portable device that can detect disease; . . . and more (Click on issue date for .pdf version of Lab News.)

January 7, 2005

Bombs, budgets, and biology: Sandia’s Robinson, Woodard share their thoughts on the state of the Labs as 2005 begins; Optical innovator Jon Weiss uses soda-straw-like tubes to solve three widespread problems; Labs computational scientists team with artists to capture and display gigapixel-sized images

2004

December 10, 2004

TSA installs Sandia licensee's explosives-sniffing walk-through portal at airport terminal; Sandia to begin testing innovative arsenic removal technologies; Sandia's assistance helps lead to successful launch of innovative airplane cargo containers; and more.

November 26, 2004

El Paso police, Sandia working together on high-tech approach to law enforcement, forensics investigations; How Sandians helped keep radioactive materials from terrorists at Olympics; Sandia, National Instruments build versatile wireless sensor platform for use by scientists, engineers; and more.

November 12, 2004

Imaging the maelstrom about Z's center; Labs researchers share their work at annual biotech conference; National laboratory women gather at LBL to explore employee pipeline issues; and more.

October 29, 2004

Sandia joins forces with Stirling Energy Systems to build, test mini power plant of six solar dish systems; Presidential Science Advisor John Marburger receives Sandia science overview; and more.

October 15, 2004

Sandia gets DOE/NNSA approval for Z machine refurbishment; Labs, Pantex, NNSA officials dedicate WETL, the new state-of-the-art weapon testing facility; Sandians play key role in big accident response exercise in Montana; and more.

October 1, 2004

Sandia creates small handheld motion detector 1,000 times more sensitive than any known; Weapons Integration Facility breaks ground; Nation is now bet

September 17, 2004

Sandia showcases technologies, capabilities to National Guard; Homeland Security scholars work on key projects at Sandia; Strategic Education Plan initiative to bring renewed commitment to continuous education at Labs

September 3, 2004

Sandia assists Navy in shaping future of aircraft carrier operations by gathering, analyzing data; Nonproliferation experts helping foreign governments lock up dirty-bomb ingredients; Global Nuclear Future offers comprehensive energy vision

August 20, 2004

Sandia aids Navy in study of aircraft carrier operations; Sandia researchers help countries secure potential "dirty bomb" materials; Labs president C. Paul Robinson shares views on visionary global nuclear future vision; and more.

August 6, 2004

Sandia synthetic aperture radar technology used in search and rescue; Sandia researcher grows great terahertz crystals; DOE, Russian labs sign pact on nuclear power cooperation; and more.

July 23, 2004

Long-awaited Red Storm supercomputer rising at Sandia; Legislation takes aim at safe, secure, sustainable water supplies through technology, national policy support; Sandia research wins two R& D 100 Awards; Sandia 'Working on the railroad'; and more.

July 9, 2004

NanoSummit explores nanotechnology for energy, security needs; and more.

June 25, 2004

Desalination, removal of arsenic to be focus of water research at Sandia for next few years; Researchers from Sandia, LANL achieve wireless nanocrystal breakthrough; Youssef Marzouk, Gregory Nielson named Sandia's first Truman Fellows; Paul Robinson addresses challenges, possibilities for post-Cold War strategic deterrence; and more.

June 11, 2004

Center for Integrated Nanotechnology breaks ground; Shuttle Columbia study indicates Sandia shares many cultural attributes with NASA; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant overview; Sandia called top "employer of choice in Aviation Week survey; and more.

May 28, 2004

Sandia-designed space reactor could drive in-orbit salvage tug; Sandia, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to collaborate on MEMS, nano, and software projects; Sandians propose plan to simplify security measures for bioresearch;and more.

May 14, 2004

Sandia named a virtual center of Excellence for hydrogen storage research; DOE Secretary Abraham on hand to help launch Sandia Joint Computational Engineering Lab; and more.

April 30, 2004

Joint Computational Engineering Lab opens; Sandia, military team on conventional weapon for hardened deeply buried targets; Self-assembly process forms durable nanocrystal arrays, independent nanocrystals and more.

April 16, 2004

Sandia researcher brings Bell Labs technique to wiring molecules; Combustion Research Facility team and partners measure car's particulate emissions driving on road; and more.

April 2, 2004

Sandia researchers discard organizational lines to prototype innovative MESA work arrangement ...

March 19, 2004

Labs' tools to help NASA get shuttles space-bound again; Labs launches test capabilities revitalization effort; Sandia researchers among those named as Asian American engineers of the year; and more.

March 5, 2004

Sandia technology could help avert friendly fire casualties; Labs symposium focuses on hydrogen storage, other emerging technologies; Sandia team heads to Central America with energy solutions; and more.

February 20, 2004

Sandia’s new ‘inchworm’ actuator studies friction at the microscale, provides detailed information ...

February 6, 2004

Sandia decontamination foam liley would stop SARS virus; MiniSAR reduces synthetic aperture radar to 30-lb. package; and more.

January 23, 2004

Sandia addressing possible leveling off ofrevenue, rising medical costs, pension fund issues; Sandia, UNM researchers mimic photosyntheticproteins to manipulate platinum at the nanoscale; Sandia helps JPL bringMars rover Spirit tosafe landing

January 9, 2004

Labs help track potential dirty bomb material; Sandia's Airworthiness Assurance Center acquires Boeing 727 for research use; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

2003

December 12, 2003

Zero injuries, environmental incidents, ES&H-related violations goal of new ES&H initiative ...

November 28, 2003

Overview of Sandia's Kauai Test Facility; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 31, 2003

Sandia researcher's controllable magnetic particles; Labs announces Truman postdoc felllowship; Norm Augustine talks leadership, technology; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 17, 2003

Sandia works with NASA on hypersonic aircraft; Sandia Corp., NNSA sign 'model' GOCO contract; Sandia Senior VP Tom Hunter talks about weapons program; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 3, 2003

Sandia researchers develop ultra-high-temperature ceramics; 'New Water' meeting attendees discuss use of brackish water resources; Farewell, Galileo: Sandia's rad-hardened electronics served you well; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

September 19, 2003

Sandia nanolaser research could extend life; Sandia, NM Tech, LANL sign MOU on energetic materials research; Sandia names Gosler, Brinker as Fellows; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

September 5, 2003

Sandia aids NASA in Colubia shuttle accident investigation; Sandia, Rockwell Collins sign R& D MOU; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

August 22, 2003

Sandia formally breaks ground on MESA project -- "a momentous day for Labs"; Explosive destruction System gets workout on both sides of "pond"; Instant Shooter ID Kit being used in combat theaters; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

August 8, 2003

Sandia researchers create nanocrystals nature's way; Journey toward improved business systems continues at Sandia; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

July 25, 2003

Sandia researchers win or share seven R& D 100 awards; Sandia microdevice rapidly separates proteins, researchers report in Science; Public health officials, Sandia test Labs-designed antiterrorism planning tool; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

July 11, 2003

Quantum dots used in solid state lighting initiative; Labs, military team to make bases "grid free"; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 27, 2003

Photoic lattice emissions exceed Planck's Law; Center for Integrated Nanotechnology advances; Labs President Paul Robinson weighs in on polygraph rulemaking; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 13, 2003

Xyce software sparks interest; Labs sign pact to cooperate on nuclear energy R& D; Sandia, Kurchatov to collaborate in some research areas; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 30, 2003

Sandia Microhound 'sniffer' goes to federal emergency responders for evaluation; Labs' MTI satellite completes three-year mission objectives; Labs, Zircle LP sign innovative tech commericalization pact; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 16, 2003

Sandia researchers help develop bonelike scaffolding for surgery; Homeland Security officials like what they see at Labs; Sandia's nuclear weapons tester device assures safe, secure, reliable stockpile; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 2, 2003

Sandia aiding in Yucca Mountain studies; Sky scanner could detect biowarfare attack; Labs, San Francisco International Airport team up on chem/bio defenses; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

April 18, 2003

Annual State of the Labs interview; Labs aids Forest Service on tanker safety; LEDS have bright future; Z machine produces fusion neutrons; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

April 4, 2003

Labs works with ports on security issues; Sandia scientists seek cognitive machines; Researchers study antineutrino production as reactor monitoring protocol; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

March 21, 2003

VP Jim Tegnelia talks about DoD relationship; Labs researchers developing new ways to conserve water in agricultural applications; earth penetrators; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

March 7, 2003

Sandia leaders present annual State of the Labs report to the community; Labs aids in stand-up of Homeland Security Department; Sythetic aperture radar comes of age; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

February 21, 2003

Sandia researchers study underground carbon dioxide storage options; Labs, Bureau of Reclamation develop desalination technology roadmap; Consortium honors Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography accomplishments; Sandia, UNM launch security policy think tank; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

February 7, 2003

Sandia research reactor back on line after upgrades; sandia develops new generation of microfuzes for safer, more reliable and secure weapons control; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

January 24, 2003

Stockpile surveillance program vital to managing aging stockpile; SnifferStar sniffs outs chemical agents; Telemetry systems for flight test units; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

January 10, 2003

DOE Secretary Abraham announces extension of Lockheed Martin contract to manage Sandia National Labs; Sandia scientists' efforts recognized by C and E News; 2003 Sandia org chart; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

2002

December 13, 2002

Geothermal energy gets boost in form of polyurethane grout; Sandia scientist sleuthes smallpox outbreak; Visualization hardware brings distant collaborators closer together; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

November 29, 2002

Smart heat pipes, cool laptops; labs scientists win prestigious Gordon Bell supercomputer award; Carbon sequestration; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

November 15, 2002

Blast suppression foam; Concurrent design and manufacturing at Sandia; Labs researchers involved in studying fusion energy futures; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

November 1, 2002

Sandia, Cray seek to build world's fastest computer; Marine orders decon formulation in deployment quantities; Labs-developed shooter id kit helps solve real crimes; Reactor experiments provide data to update shipping regulations; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 18, 2002

B61 trainer delivered; Army orders decon foam in deployment quantities; Polygraph policy update; RSA for health care or child care explained; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 4, 2002

Jeff Brinker wins DOE's E.O. Lawrence Award; Neutron generator team attains milestone; Benefits Choices 2003 info; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

September 20, 2002

Retinal prosthesis advances; Boeing, Sandia sign CRADA; Mexican indigenous group views labs' solar work; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

September 6, 2002

Paul Robinson on 9/11; Miniaturized lipid biosensors; CAMU begins treatment at chemical waste landfill; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

August 23, 2002

Microarray technology could aid in disease diagnosis, prevention; Sandians involved in Yucca Mountain research; New compound could immobilize AIDS virus; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

August 9, 2002

Researchers pursue biologically fueled microcells; Center for Integrated Nanotechnology advances; Joint Computational Engineering Facility launched; California lab gets Genomes to Life projects; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

July 26, 2002

DOE announces "Genomes to Life" grants; Labs explosive detection technology deployed at CN Tower; President Bush reviews DOE labs' counterterrorism R& D; Sandia and Air Forcde test arsenic removal technologies; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

July 12, 2002

Sandia teams win R& D 100 awards; Labs VP discusses energy and critical infrastructures; Sandia/California breaks ground on new Distributed Information Systems Lab; Lockheed Martin honors Sandia for post 9/11 efforts; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 28, 2002

Labs purrsues biotechnology as a new technology area; sandians win DOE Weapons Excellence awards; California renames IMTL lab MANTL to focus on micro and nanotechnologies; Sandian Merrill Jones retires after 54 year at Labs; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 14, 2002

Rings around the Earth a clue to climate change?; First EUVL tool on order; Labs names Osbourn a Sandia Fellow; Sandia names Dave Nokes as newest VP; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 31, 2002

Sandia, Lockheed Martin share Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation award; Labs helps evaluate simpler, better helicopter rotor system; US, Mexico sign bi-national lab pact; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 17, 2002

Safer building glass; rapid prototyping could aid in spine surgery; testing acceleration data recorders; New explosive detection portal unveiled; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 3, 2002

Researchers observe molecular shuttling that mimics cellular behavior; Tungsten photonic lattice developed; Labs, industry test hydrogen-powered locomotive; Russian, US lab directors meet; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

April 19, 2002

Vibration-powered sensors could be embedded in bridges, structures; Innovative back-support system aims to alleviate lower back pain; Nanotube transistors could have more functionality at reduced size; Paul Robinson Senate testimony; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

April 5, 2002

New stun device is reusable, more effective; Labs team perfects portable cluster computing; One-way network link is secure; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

March 22, 2002

Quiet revolution underway in solid-state lighting; Massive MESA project advances to next step; RSVP program detects disease outbreaks; OPSEC practices; Sandia targets play key role in missile defense test; and more . . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

March 8, 2002

State of the Labs address to the community focuses on war on terrorism; Homeland Security Director Ridge visits Labs; Anthrax detector; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

February 22, 2002

Annual Lab News State of the Labs interview with Paul Robinson and Joan Woodard; DOE approves pension plan changes; Sandia technology used in shoe bomb case; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

February 8, 2002

Gun residue detection technology; Nevada Sen. Harry Reid praises labs, cites future roles; Explosive Destruction System deployed to Aberdeen for more tests; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

January 25, 2002

Water-solid interface behavior explained; Architects receptive to surety concepts; Labs, Goodyear sign umbrella CRADA; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

January 11, 2002

water resoruces calculator; Modernized use-control codes; Sandia Secure Processor; World's smallest microchain drive; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

2001

December 14, 2001

Hi-temp electronics could boost geothermal research; assesing dam security; Assuring 'food-to-fork' food safety; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

November 30, 2001

Labs demo technologies to Homeland security Director; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

November 16, 2001

Labs experts help assess vulnerability of buildings to terror attack; Integrated Nanoscience Center advances; DAKOTA software to be available for free download; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

November 2, 2001

Labs experts help industry analyze chem plant security; Labs-developed bio/chem foam sees duty in war on terror; Labs well-poised to aid in war across a broad front of technologies; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 19, 2001

DOE national labs, industry extend next generation microchip CRADA; Labs-developed bio/chem foam sees duty in war on terror; Sandia's aggressive hiring program on track; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

October 5, 2001

Sandian offers techniques for assessing water system vulnerabilities; Sandia terrorism expert offers views on bin Laden network, and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

September 21, 2001

Sandians respond to World Trade Center attack (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

August 24, 2001

Articles on: Z-machine; Nanoscience; battery advances; national energy grid; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

August 10, 2001

Articles on: Tracking blue whales; Labs completes work on chem waste ;landfill excavation; Sen. Jeff Bingaman on energy policy; US, Mexican officials explore bi-national lab concept; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

July 27, 2001

Articles on: Sandia researchers win R& D 100 awards; Labs works with NRC on next- generation nuclear plant regulation; Rep. Heather Wilson on balanced energy; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

July 13, 2001

Articles on: Visulazation corridor displays wall-sized images; Sandia VPs discuss Global Nuclear Future; Sen. Jeff Bingaman hears briefings on alternative energy; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 29, 2001

Articles on: Pac man-like microfluidic devices; Sandia researchers working on tomorrow's nuclear plant designs; Sen. Jeff Bingaman talks about nuclear energy, other issues; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 15, 2001

Articles on: Sandia teams with Emcore on optical comm devices; Labs software makes bomb robots smarter; Sandia/Californians seek new energy efficiencies; CPlant code released to public; Sandia security team competes in 'Duel in the Desert' ; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

June 1, 2001

Articles on: Sandia sees opportunities in nuclear energy; Diversity strides since "Building Bridges" standdown; Sandians win IEEE pulsed power awards; Sandia, Lockheed Matin honor science teachers; Peter Esherick, musician and physicist ; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 18, 2001

Articles on: Upgrading prison security; Russian scientists briefed on capitalism; Labs' health care costs rising; Venture capitalists hear sales pitches; savings bond campaign launched; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

May 4, 2001

Articles on: Cutting the chatter in milling machines; MicroChemLab moves toward commercialization; International Arms Control Conference; DOE Secretary Spencer Abraham visits Sandia; Employee Recognition Awards; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

April 20, 2001

Articles on: Industry warms up to promise of Cold Spray Extreme excitment marks EUVL event; Nanostructures change color to mark changes in environment; Paul Robinson white paper addresses 21st century weapons policy; New version of ALEGRA code released; MTI satellite images; Sandia wood artist on way to Smithsonian craft show; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

April 6, 2001

Articles on: Compressed air as an energy source; pension fund analysis; US-Mexico bi-national labratory; Backyard dream train; Sandia HazMat team; "Pulse stretcher" timekeeper counts time in trillionths; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

March 23, 2001

Articles on: Downhole fiber optics aid well-drilling; Dierect-write system enhances building small, complex multi-layer electronics; Sandians rescue snowbound couple; Distributed Information Systems Lab opens; Sandia-Ardesta CRADA will commercialize MEMS; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

March 9, 2001

Articles on:Arsenic trapper technology could help cities meet tough new EPA standards; Sandia's CTH shock code gets update; Explosive Destruction System neutralzies '50s-vintage sarin-filled bombs; Labs president and executive VP spell out Labs vision in community address; Sandia exhibit at Alamagordo Space Center; Retiree is famous movie director's dad; and more. . . (Click on issue date for links to .pdf and html versions of Lab News.)

February 23, 2001

State of the Labs 2001: With strong budgets, more work,aggressive hiring, ‘awesome’ R&D, Sandia forging future;Z’s magnetic fieldshocklessly shootspellets 20 times fasterthan a rifle bullet;Sandia system makes robot history at PantexAutomated arm hefts hot pits so people don’t have to

February 9, 2001

Molecular traps could snare problem chemicals fromDOE tanks, purify industrial process streams;Nuclear weapons SBU supports aggressivehiring to replace essential people;Valuing good people-management skills at Sandia;Center 2500 Power Sources team redesigns, producesthermal batteries for DOE flight tests in record time

January 26, 2001

Researchers develop what may be world’s smallest robot;Domenici upbeat on Sandia, budget,future, concerned about energy crisis;Sandia, Celera, Compaqjoin forces to createsuperdupercomputerfor biotech applications

January 12, 2001

First-ever Science Day speakers reaffirm DOE/NNSAcommitment to ‘science with the mission in mind’;Four individuals, seventeams receive DOEweapons awards;‘Pathfinders’: Neutron generators qualified;Sandia teams meet final deadline, celebrate

2000

December 15, 2000

Stories on wind power; renewable energy programs with Mexico; Trades Training Program; DOE-Navajo MOU, and more. . .

December 1, 2000

Stories on Accident modeling software for nuclear power plants; Labs to standardize on Dell, HP PCs (and Macs and Unix boxes); Former KGB officer talks about Russian intelligence; and more

November 3, 2000

Labs Director Paul Robinson heads the list of speakers who will gather Nov. 8 to dedicate Sandia's Processing & Environmental Technology Laboratory (PETL, Bldg. 701), a $45.9 million, 151,000-square-foot DOE facility that provides materials support for nuclear weapons design, manufacture, surveillance, maintenance, and dismantlement.

October 20, 2000

A hopping machine inspired by the clumsy jumping of grasshoppers may soon give robots unprecedented mobility for exploring other planets, gathering war-fighting intelligence, and assisting police during standoffs or surveillance operations.

October 6, 2000

In a flash the scene out of a Norman Rockwell painting -- a family of 12 fishing on the banks of the Pecos River on a summer afternoon -- went from idyllic to tragic.

September 22, 2000

Back in 1994 Chris Cherry (5932) never would have guessed his experimental training workshop for bomb squad members, called Operation Albuquerque, would one day attract the international pedigree of bomb disabler it does today.

September 8, 2000

Employee input is now being sought for a "town hall" security meeting in early October to make sure employees have the information they need to properly safeguard sensitive and classified information and materials at the Labs. The meeting will also give employees an opportunity to provide feedback directly to Sandia's upper management and security officials about what's working and what's not.

August 25, 2000

Sandia researcher Bill Wampler (1111) and a Labs/industry/university team have resolved one of many issues impeding successful magnetic confinement fusion. They discovered a way to keep the fusion plasma from eroding divertor walls inside tokamak fusion machines; Americans still worry about national security post Cold War.

August 11, 2000

One thousand three hundred new computers from Compaq Computer Corporation have arrived at Sandia to increase the power of a "home-grown" Sandia computational cluster that already, linking only 600 desktop computers, ranks 44th among the world's fastest supercomputers; You can't feel it, see it, or touch it, but by leaps and bounds it is becoming a dominant force in our lives.

July 14, 2000

Theft, vandalism, drugs, and violence on US school campuses, Four-state microsystems 'cluster of clusters' proposed, Group seeks to preserve history of Nevada test site.

June 16, 2000

Sandia researchers have developed the first 1.3-micron electrically pumped vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) grown on gallium arsenide. It promises to reduce the cost of high-speed fiber optics connections.

May 19, 2000

An intelligent software agent wearing a white hat and able to defend itself alone and in groups on today's World Wide Web has been created at Sandia. (Sandia counts among its credentials the fastest computer in the world [ASCI Red] and the fastest "home-assembled" computer in the world [C-Plant].)

May 5, 2000

Avoiding the need for molds, masks, and resists common to most lithographic processes, nanoscopic structures that self-assemble with functionality have been produced easily and cheaply from inkjet printers and lithographic pens by scientists at Sandia and the University of New Mexico.

April 21, 2000

When a lake freezes over, how do trillions of randomly oriented water molecules know at almost the same time to align themselves into crystalline form? Similarly, when iron becomes magnetized, how do trillions of atoms know to align their spins almost instantly?

March 24, 2000

Sandia's top employee met its newest recently when Sandia President Paul Robinson toured the College Cyber Defenders' (CCD) program where Corbin Stewart (8910) had just been hired as a limited-term principal technologist.

March 10, 2000

A "smart scalpel" mechanism intended to detect the presence of cancer cells as a surgeon cuts away a tumor obscured by blood, muscle, and fat has been developed in prototype by Sandia scientists.

February 25, 2000

DOE special agents who transport weapons cargo across the country in armored 18-wheelers are getting new, more comfortable rides this year as the first of 51 improved Armored Tractors (ATs) rolls off the production line.

February 11, 2000

Now that the Y2K transition is safely past, you might want to put those extra candles and flashlight batteries back in the bottom drawer . . . but don't. The nation's electric power grid is growing increasingly complex and interconnected, with a greater number of power buyers and sellers making a burgeoning number of transactions. And restructuring of the electric utility industry is bringing uncertain changes in the way the grid is managed.

January 28, 2000

Virtual testing of nuclear weapons is reaching new highs as researchers in Simulation Technology Research Dept. 15341 successfully expand the capabilities of the Integrated-Tiger Series (ITS) Monte Carlo radiation transport computer code to simulate a neutron generator in a hostile environment.

1999

December 17, 1999

Sandians to spend New Year's readying first-ever Labs-integrated satellite for launch;MDL team delivers first in-house fabricated 'mark quality' ICs

November 19, 1999

Gary Whitlow brings new technology to the gas field;Earth-bound 'star' impersonates black holes, neutron stars

October 22, 1999

Turbulent times in Washington make for an interesting year at Sandia;Sandians' pursuit of ideal engine cycle for electricity generation wins honors;Sandia micromirrors may be part of Next Generation Space Telescope

October 8, 1999

Portable chemical sensor system promises new way of detecting underwater explosives

September 24, 1999

Researchers use cluster analysis to identify explosions;Rapid-fire thermonuclear explosions for Z pinches may be possible

September 10, 1999

Extraordinary meteor flash caught on videotape, thanks to unique Sandia all-sky-viewing project;Software crisis? What crisis? Colloquium speaker offers his 'superdistribution' solution;Five-level layering promises more reliable, complex micromachines

August 27, 1999

Optically triggered high-gain semiconductor switch achieves milestone

August 13, 1999

Keeping one's distance not always a bad thing;Remote sensor will analyze gas from one to two miles away;Miniaturization of chemical preconcentrators brings better bomb-detecting and drug-sniffing devices

July 30, 1999

Labs team ponders future safety of Yucca Mountain;'All of my friends there dream of having prostheses like these,' writes Russian amputee;Biological agent released in virtual airport tests readiness to treat mass casualties

July 16, 1999

Sandia research projects earn three R&D 100 awards;Sandia research group synthesizes nonradioactive substitute to aid nuclear waste clean-up

June 18, 1999

Sandia computing team wins SuParCup Gold Medal for parallel crash simulations;Sandia researchers develop world's fastest encryptor

June 4, 1999

Winds and tides toss up retiree's messages on distant shores;Like Superman, Mark Rodriguez peers inside lithium ion battery with X-ray vision;Improved equipment battles 'dark side' of telemedicine;Researchers push Z machine to new limits to test radiation effects

May 7, 1999

Sandia's Classified Waste Landfill project uncovers artifacts of Labs' early days

April 9, 1999

First shipment to WIPP marks end of a 25-year era, and a new beginning, for Sandia

March 26, 1999

Sensor to become 'canary in a mine' for lab on a chip;Sandia ships pieces of nuclear history to TVA;Self-assembled nanospheres may help against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings;Skunk Works artiste: Sandia robot paints first F-117 Nighthawk at Lockheed Martin's development facility

March 12, 1999

Sudsy brew neutralizes viral, bacterial, nerve agents in minutes;Roadmap envisions future of robotics, defines steps to get there

February 12, 1999

New method accounts for uncertainties without unjustified assumptions

January 29, 1999

Ceramic parts grow before your eyes, a 'revolutionary process';ASER data could lead to stronger structures, smarter building codes, and cheaper insurance policies for some

January 15, 1999

Sandia team makes basic contribution to stockpile stewardship; New trajectory subsystem will replace 1970s technology

1998

December 18, 1998

El Nino was every weatherman's favorite scapegoat in 1998, taking the blame for eight months of meteorological mayhem across much of the Northern Hemisphere. But for those trying to forecast the weather beyond the middle of next week, El Nino is at least an accessory in the greatest climate caper of all.

December 4, 1998

Sandia has assembled what may be the country's largest collection of hydrogen-powered proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells from different companies.The fuel cells and associated hardware from three vendors are destined for the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, where they will be tested and hardened for arctic climates for eventual deployment in remote villages.

November 20, 1998

They'd mount the weapon on a rocket-fired centrifuge and spin it like crazy, putting its systems under tremendous g-forces. They'd push, push, push the weapon, trying to discover the outer edges of its particular envelope.

November 6, 1998

A DOE- sanctioned race among three national labs promises to help resolve the issue of how to assure the reliability and safety of nuclear weapons in the national stockpile without the use of nuclear testing.

October 23, 1998

Jim Lee may be a good ol' boy from East Texas, but he never thought he'd step into anything like this. Jim, Manager of Accident and Consequence Analysis Dept. 6413, spent 67 days earlier this year as an arms inspector in Iraq, ranging the countryside not in a Chevy pickup but a UN-flagged Nissan Pathfinder, looking for ominous signs of life in Iraq's aborted nuclear weapons program.

October 9, 1998

On the heels of his July 16 Nature paper with Jim Fleming (1723) on their artificial silicon lattice that efficiently bends infrared light (Lab News, Sept. 11), principal researcher Shawn Lin (1712) strikes again in a paper in today's (Oct. 9) issue of the journal Science. In it, Shawn, Edmond Chow (1712), and Vince Hietala (1716) explain how they used another lattice -- this one made of alumina

September 25, 1998

A team of Sandia human resources experts and their counterparts and technical managers at two Russian weapons laboratories have completed an "historic" series of workshops intended to help the Russians come to grips with modern human resources issues.

September 11, 1998

Marcos Alvarez, a cattle rancher in the desert of Baja California, Mexico, faced a dilemma each year that cost him many thousands of pesos and the loss of some of his herd.

August 28, 1998

Business leaders and state and local officials from across New Mexico gathered in Albuquerque on Monday to discuss how technologies can help bring educational services, improved health care, and jobs to rural communities statewide.

August 14, 1998

When Sandia scientist Tim Boyle (1846) met Bernadette "Bernie" Hernandez (1846) four years ago, she was a Rio Grande High School senior looking for a part-time job. What she found in Tim's laboratory was a career.

July 31, 1998

The plant resembles a pumpkin vine whose crop is high-performance computing. In place of pumpkins are microprocessor nodes, hooked together with vine-like networks.

July 3, 1998

Within the next few years, your watch, television, and computer may all contain microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micron-size machines being developed at Sandia.

June 19, 1998

In the presence of wheelchair-bound Bill "Willie" Shoemaker - America's winningest jockey until an auto accident severely injured his spine in 1991 - Sandia representatives last Friday signed a $5.76 million cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with California-based Numotech, Inc., a company that conducts research about wounds and designs new treatments.

June 5, 1998

A fast-track project that began in May to build the first facility in the new Sandia Science and Technology Park should be finished by October and operating soon thereafter. The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new EMCOREwest building took place May 28, at the Albuquerque site just northeast of Kirtland Air Force Base's Eubank gate.

May 22, 1998

In another time and place Nazir Kamal, an international relations expert from Pakistan, and Pravin Sawhney, a journalist and former major in the Indian army, might have found themselves on the opposite sides of the political fence.

May 8, 1998

Their parents spent their school-age years learning to mistrust Russians. But for the 19 second graders in Janet Sanchez's Petroglyph Elementary School classroom, Russians aren't reason to "duck and cover." They're pen pals, friends, summer camp companions, perhaps. They're a good reason to check your classroom's e-mail.

April 24, 1998

A Sandia double-blind test of an instrument that its manufacturer said could detect the presence of human beings at a distance through any material found no evidence that it could do so.

April 10, 1998

Eliminate stress, the saying goes, and you live longer. Apparently the same is true of certain diamond coatings. A team of Sandia scientists has developed a simple, inexpensive way to relieve the normal internal stresses of amorphous (noncrystalline) diamond films - a significant advance in producing wear-resistant coatings.

March 27, 1998

A device expected to be potentially less expensive and more effective than any on the market in helping cool silicon wafers during the chip manufacturing process has been patented in prototype by researchers at Sandia.

March 13, 1998

Tibbets, who retired from the US Air Force as a brigadier general, was in Albuquerque last week to autograph copies of his book, The Flight of the Enola Gay, and to deliver a speech Saturday evening at Sandia's Technology Transfer Center. He was hosted by the National Atomic Museum, operated for DOE by Sandia.

February 27, 1998

Sandia's micromachines are tiny little marvels, but now they have a spokesman who is bigger than life. Charlton Heston, one of the world's most recognized, admired, and honored actors, provides onscreen and voice-over narration for Sandia's new microsystems (i.e. micromachines and integrated microelectronics) promotional video.

February 13, 1998

Improvements in the transistor of the future may not rely on decreasing its size but rather on a radical change in operation made possible by a quantum mechanical transistor created at Sandia.

January 30, 1998

Intense controversy over the past decade has swirled around the assertion by two space scientists that thousands of house-sized snowballs, or icy comets, are striking Earth each day. Their claim that up to 30,000 such small comets strike Earth's atmosphere every day is derived from observations by the Dynamics Explorer-1 satellite of transient dark spots, or holes, in the upper atmosphere's far-ultraviolet dayglow emission.

January 16, 1998

The effort by Sandia researchers to build a self-contained chemistry laboratory in a handheld device received high marks as well as guidance in the project's second review by an independent panel at Sandia/California in December.

1997

December 19, 1997

It's a roar from the past. The distant past. The Late Cretaceous to be exact. Scientists at Sandia and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science have collaborated to recreate the sound a dinosaur made 75 million years ago.