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MTI satellite continues to serve after 10 years in orbit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – For engineers and scientists at Sandia, the evening of Friday, March 12, marked a proud moment in exceptional service to the nation. Hundreds of miles above the Earth, the Multispectral Thermal Imager satellite reached its 10th anniversary of service as it completed its 55,000th orbit — far exceeding both its intended maximum […]

Sandian honored by American Indian organization

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandra Begay-Campbell, a Sandia National Laboratories engineer and a member of the Navajo Nation, was selected for the prestigious Ely S. Parker Award by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society at an honors banquet Oct. 31 in Portland, Ore. Begay-Campbell, who has worked at Sandia for 17 years and is a […]

Turning algae into energy

Project converts dairy wastes to energy, other products ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As part of a project to create alternative sources of energy, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are cultivating green algae that holds promise as a new supply of biofuel. “People have been growing algae for centuries for food supplements for use by man and […]

Sandia hopping robots to bolster troop capabilities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Boston Dynamics, developer of advanced dynamic robots such as BigDog and PETMAN, has been awarded a contract by Sandia to develop the next generation of the Precision Urban Hopper, meaning Sandia‘s hopping robots may soon be in combat. When fully operational, the four-wheeled hopper robots will navigate autonomously by wheel and jump […]