Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.
Self-guided bullet prototype can hit target a mile away
Take two Sandia National Laboratories engineers who are hunters, get them talking about the sport and it shouldnt be surprising when the conversation leads to a patented design for a self-guided bullet that could help ...
Researchers use shock tube for insight into physics early in blasts
(Phys.org)—Sandia's one-of-a-kind multiphase shock tube began with a hallway conversation that led to what engineer Justin Wagner describes as the only shock tube in the world that can look at how shock waves interact with ...
Sandia report draws lessons learned from 'perfect heists' for national security
In 2003, the unthinkable happened at Belgium's Antwerp Diamond Center. Thieves broke into its reputedly impenetrable vault and made off with hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of diamonds, gold, cash and other valuables.
Scientists report first monolithic terahertz solid-state transceiver
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have taken the first steps toward reducing the size and enhancing the functionality of devices in the terahertz (THz) frequency spectrum.
Lifelike, cost-effective robotic hand can disable IEDs (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories has developed a cost-effective robotic hand that can be used in disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
Sandia builds Android-based network to study cyber disruptions
As part of ongoing research to help prevent and mitigate disruptions to computer networks on the Internet, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in California have turned their attention to smartphones and other hand-held ...
Converting natural gas to liquid transportation fuels via biological organisms
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories will use their expertise in protein expression, enzyme engineering and high-throughput assays as part of a multiproject, $34 million effort by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
Electricity storage how-to guide available
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage, an internationally known resource for utilities, regulators and others interested in electricity storage and power generation.
Increased productivity, not less energy use, results from more efficient lighting
(Phys.org) -- Two researchers have reprised in the journal Energy Policy their groundbreaking finding that improvements in lighting from candles to gas lamps to electric bulbs historically have led to increased ...
Researching new detectors for chemical, biological threats
Sandia National Laboratories scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans.