Wind-turbine blades pose a unique set of inspection challenges: from very thick and attentive spar-cap structures to porous bond lines, varying core material, and a multitude of manufacturing defects of interest. The need for viable, accurate, nondestructive inspection (NDI) technology becomes more important as the cost per blade—and lost revenue from downtime—grows. Under its Blade […]
Measures for keeping nuclear materials out of the wrong hands can be as straightforward as a stout post beam designed to stop massive, speeding trucks in their tire tracks—or they can be as complex as fencing draped with a web of sensors so acute they can differentiate the movements of men from those of jackrabbits. […]
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As he spoke to oil and gas executives at the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference, Secretary Moniz’s focus was on the nation’s aging energy infrastructure—and everything that should be done to modernize it amid a domestic energy revolution, climate change, and evolving business models. Moniz spoke to the assembled executives about the just-released QER and the […]
Activities at CERL, located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park, are expected to marry computing expertise from across Sandia with that of universities and businesses to develop long-term solutions against the increasingly serious challenges posed by hackers and cybercriminals to individuals, business, and government.
“(Cybercrime) can’t be tackled alone,” Sandia President and Labs Director Paul […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering potential updates to its procedures for assessing risks posed by chemical facilities under a program for imposing greater security requirements on high-threat sites. DHS is collaborating with Sandia to determine how the Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS) initiative might assess the financial impact of a potential […]
Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute Class of 2012 Kicks Off with 20 Students from the Gulf Cooperation Council
Khalifa University has hosted the opening of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) 2012 Fellows. The four-module, sixteen-week course includes 20 students from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
GNEII national stakeholders represent Khalifa University, Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).
The course will be […]