Part three in the Building Sandia architecture series explores the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications Complex, or MESA, which is set apart aesthetically and functionally from other buildings and sites at the Labs.
Crews working on the Eubank gate project have been taking advantage of light traffic to expedite the construction schedule.
Sandia researchers have identified a straightforward change to the formula for radiation-detecting plastic. The change prevents “fogging,” which reduces the lifetime of the plastics used to detect nuclear material transiting through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s radiation detectors.
Sandia has announced a new, fast-track licensing program to rapidly deploy technology to a marketplace reeling from the effects of COVID-19. The move is designed to support businesses facing widespread, often technical challenges resulting from the pandemic.
Since the beginnings of Sandia National Laboratories, Sandians have made the unthinkable not only thinkable, but also plannable and doable. Over time, we’ve tempered ourselves, studying and devising an assortment of ways to deter, defend against and blunt all manner of threats.
Sandia has partnered with the Council on Strategic Risks to plan a series of workshops designed to bring together government, national laboratories, academia, industry, policy and entrepreneur communities to address the challenges of mitigating and eliminating the risks of bioweapons.
Sandia robotics experts are working on a way to intercept enemy unmanned aircraft systems midflight. They recently completed a successful test using a swarm of four unmanned aircraft systems to intercept a flying target, using a net to trap it in air like an insect caught in a web and safely lower it to the ground.
Building Sandia, Part 2, is the second in a series of three articles about the history of architecture at the Labs. Part 2 focuses on the functions and needs that drove the construction of buildings and facilities at the Labs from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s.
Labs Director Steve Younger gave his annual State of the Labs address on Oct. 30, encouraging Sandians to pause and think about what we’ve accomplished and where Sandia is headed. He described numerous accomplishments and praised Labs employees for taking intellectual leadership in defining the future of nuclear deterrence.