Latest Sandia Stories

2009-06-11 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today called on Lockheed Martin to withdraw a proposal to outsource more than 100 safety sensitive positions at Sandia National Laboratories at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. The move would replace trained, experienced personnel at the facility with vendors in twenty-three outside locations. "Lockheed Martin is citing pressure to cut costs from the Department...

2008-12-22 15:10:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced two major milestones for Mesa del Sol, a 12,900-acre, mixed-use project in Albuquerque, N.M. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080515/FRSTCTYLOGO ) On Dec. 5, Mesa del Sol announced an agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to partner on research, development and demonstration of energy technologies in a real life environment at Mesa del Sol. On...

2008-10-14 09:00:23

A new computer program that simulates explosions aboard passenger jets could lead to changes in U.S. airport safety procedures, officials say. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque have created the first computer model that simulates a bomb blowing up an airliner. Officials hope it will be an improvement over the current practice of testing planes by detonating actual bombs in retired jets, USA Today reported Tuesday....

2008-10-01 15:00:00

By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer A Sandia Labs team helped the Navy figure out how to successfully shoot down a faltering spy satellite last February, officials revealed Tuesday. Researchers specializing in computer simulations of nuclear weapons performance used their skills and Sandia's massive Red Storm supercomputer to help the Navy determine the best way to safely shoot down the satellite, officials at the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington, D.C., said in a...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

By Journal Staff Report Elementary school kids will get a chance to learn about water conservation and water quality at a two-day educational festival that begins Monday at the Santa Ana Star Center. About 650 fourth-graders from Enchanted Hills, Puesta del Sol, Maggie Cordova and Ernest Stapleton elementary schools will take part in the Children's Water Festival. The youngsters will be guided through a series of five separate hands-on activities designed to teach them about science,...

2008-07-31 15:00:35

By Laura Nesbitt Mountain View Telegraph Protecting both children and the forest from fire are just two of the goals of a thinning project begun in the East Mountains on July 1. The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is a 128-acre environmental education center covered with pion and juniper, and located in the Sandia Mountains off N.M. 14. T he t h i nn i ng project, administered by New Mexico State Forestry and using funds from the U.S. Forest Service, will treat approximately 90...

2008-02-22 08:54:55

Preparing groundwork for an exascale computer is the mission of the new Institute for Advanced Architectures, launched jointly at Sandia and Oak Ridge national laboratories.An exaflop is a thousand times faster than a petaflop, itself a thousand times faster than a teraflop. Teraflop computers - the first was developed 10 years ago at Sandia - currently are the state of the art. They do trillions of calculations a second. Exaflop computers would perform a million trillion calculations per...

2007-12-28 12:29:52

Ancient Pueblo Indians brewed their own brand of corn beer, a new study suggests, contradicting claims that the group remained dry until their first meeting with the Europeans. Archaeologists recently found that 800-year-old potsherds belonging to the Pueblos of the American Southwest contained bits of fermented residue typical in beer production. Before the discovery, historians thought a pocket of Pueblos in New Mexico did not have alcohol at all, despite being surrounded by other...

2006-11-24 18:00:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A woman is accused of using a computer at a national laboratory to hack into a cell phone company's Web site to get a number for Chester Bennington, lead singer of the Grammy-winning rock group Linkin Park. According to an affidavit filed by the Department of Defense Inspector General, Devon Townsend, 27, obtained copies of Bennington's cell phone bill, the phone numbers he called and digital pictures taken with the phone. Investigators said she also hacked into the...

2006-10-10 16:29:24

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sandia National Laboratories researchers are working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of Cincinnati and Argonne National Laboratory to develop contaminant warning systems that can monitor municipal water systems to determine quickly when and where a contamination occurs. It's all part of the EPA's Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment (TEVA) program to counter threats against water systems. The program uses a computational framework...

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