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Article ID: 705126

Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics

Sandia National Laboratories

A "friendly" electromagnetic pulse (EMP) at Sandia National Laboratories enables military users and others to better insulate their product against an energy pulse that could be set off by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States.

7-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704935

Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs

Sandia National Laboratories

A Sandia National Laboratories employee started a Family and Friends of Addicts Support Group to give the workforce a place to talk where others "get it."

4-Dec-2018 7:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 704535

Responders provide technical expertise in case of nuclear weapons accidents

Sandia National Laboratories

Decades ago, technical experts from the national labs responded in an ad hoc manner to accidents involving nuclear weapons, called “broken arrows.” Thirty-two such accidents have occurred since the 1950s, so the Accident Response Group was created about five decades ago to provide technical expertise in assessing and safely resolving nuclear weapons accidents.

28-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704328

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations.

21-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704111

CRADA enables resilient microgrid research between Sandia, Emera Technologies

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia and Emera Technologies are working on microgrids, small-scale versions of interconnected electric grids that locally manage energy storage and resources, such as solar, wind and thermal systems.

15-Nov-2018 7:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703682

Veterans hired at Sandia Labs triples over past year

Sandia National Laboratories

The number of military veterans hired at Sandia tripled the last fiscal year, and marked the highest veteran hiring rate in the history of Sandia National Laboratories.

8-Nov-2018 5:20 PM EST




Article ID: 703530

Wind tunnel and lasers provide hypersonic proving ground at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories, with a hypersonic wind tunnel and advanced laser diagnostic technology, is in an excellent position to help U.S. defense agencies understand the physics associated with aircraft flying five times the speed of sound.

7-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703035

Scientists, Leaders Take Home Five Awards Honoring Their Work

Sandia National Laboratories

Five Sandia National Laboratories employees with accomplishments in science, engineering, management or diversity and inclusion received career achievement and leadership awards.

30-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702945

‘Majority Rules’ When Looking for Earthquakes, Explosions

Sandia National Laboratories

A dormant volcano in Antarctica helped researchers at Sandia National Laboratories improve sensor data readings to better detect earthquakes and explosions and tune out everyday sounds such as traffic and footsteps. Finding the ideal settings for each sensor in a network to detect vibrations in the ground, or seismic activity, can be a painstaking and manual process. Researchers at Sandia are working to change that by using software that automatically adjusts the seismic activity detection levels for each sensor. Sandia tested the new software with seismic data from the Mt. Erebus volcano in Antarctica and achieved 18 percent fewer false detections and 11 percent fewer missed detections than the original performance of the sensors on Mt. Erebus.

29-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702820

Early biologists catch the bird … and lizard … and snake

Sandia National Laboratories

Typically known for work in national security, Sandia National Laboratories employs biologists who protect and monitor wildlife on lands controlled by the Department of Energy.

25-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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