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Sandia hosts Education With Industry officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With the resiliency and determination that earned her the U.S. Air Force call sign “Fenix,” Capt. Justine Wolff is using her position as an Education With Industry student at Sandia National Laboratories to better herself and the Air Force. “How great of an opportunity this is to understand our lab partners,” she […]

Solar tower exposes materials to intense heat to test thermal response

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is using its solar tower to help assess the impact of extreme temperature changes on materials. The tests, now in their second year, take advantage of the ability of Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility to simulate a very rapid increase in temperature followed by an equally rapid decrease. […]

Wind tunnel tests support improved aerodynamic design of B61-12 bomb

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has finished eight days of testing a full-scale mock unit representing the aerodynamic characteristics of the B61-12 gravity bomb in a wind tunnel. The tests on the mock-up were done to establish the configuration that will deliver the necessary spin motion of the bomb during freefall and are an […]

Sandia pair honored by Travis AFB for helping service members, families

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Two members of Sandia National Laboratories’ Military Support Committee (MSC) in Livermore, Calif., have been awarded a special commendation in recognition of their efforts to assist enlisted families in need at Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, Calif. The award ceremony took place March 8, with Brig. Gen. John Flournoy Jr. and Command […]

Hard cold work and unsung science heroes

Data for climate simulations doesn’t come easy ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The Sierra went down over the Arctic Ocean, about 60 miles from the northernmost tip of North America. One moment the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its 20-foot wingspan was up in the sky, gathering “hard” data over frozen terrain to help climate scientists in comfortable offices […]