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“White Christmas” and a wish for current and future generations

Baby Boomer Pam Hansen-Hellwege reflects on a conversation with millenials and children about the lack of diversity in the 1954 movie White Christmas. Seeing their observations as a hopeful sign for the future, she notes that at least two generations of citizens she interacts with on a regular basis see a whole community of people when they look at the horizon.

Celebration at the intellectual property finish line includes family and friends

Sandia researchers were joined by partners, parents and friends in December to celebrate the ninth annual Innovation Celebration, organized by Integrated Partnerships Organizations. The event, at the Albuquerque Museum, recognized individuals who added patents and commercial copyrights to Sandia’s intellectual property portfolio in 2017.

Heat it and read it

Thanks to the addition of a heating element, Sandia's SpinDx can now perform both protein and nucleic acid tests to identify nearly any cause of illness, including viruses, bacteria, toxins or immune system markers of chemical agent exposure.

Modeling terrorist behavior with Sandia social-cultural assessments

A team of Sandia social-behavioral scientists and computational modelers recently completed a two-year effort, dubbed “Mustang,” to assess interactions and behaviors of two extremist groups. The purpose of their study was to inform U.S. and U.K. decision-makers about the groups' possible reactions to specific communications.