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.

Address
Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, PO Box 5800 Albuquerque, NM 87185; Sandia National Laboratories, California PO Box 969, Livermore, CA 94551-0969
Website
http://www.sandia.gov/index.html
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandia_National_Laboratories

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Using a mineral 'sponge' to catch uranium

A team of researchers from Sandia, Lawrence Berkeley and Pacific Northwest national laboratories tested a "sponge-like" mineral that can "soak up" uranium at a former uranium mill near Rifle, Colorado.

Rare open-access quantum computer now operational

A new Department of Energy open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to begin using Sandia National Laboratories' Quantum Scientific Computing ...

Thin explosive films provide snapshot of how detonations start

Using thin films—no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick—of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how small-scale explosions start and grow. Sandia is the only lab ...

Super-Earth atmospheres probed at Sandia's Z machine

The huge forces generated by the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories are being used to replicate the gravitational pressures on so-called "super-Earths" to determine which might maintain atmospheres that could support ...

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