Category Archives: Sandia National Laboratories

When an H-Bomb Dropped near Albuquerque

Albuquerque has long had a nuclear legacy. One part of it was the time when a hydrogen bomb was accidentally dropped in Albuquerque. On May 22, 1957, a B-36 bomber was flying from Biggs Air Force Base in Texas to … Continue reading

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Sandia Labs and UNM Collaborate in Recruitment and Research

Press release, from https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/unm_mou/#.VnSjNk_uNKg Sandia Labs News Releases July 13, 2015 Sandia, UNM ink pact to promote research, recruiting ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The nation’s largest national laboratory and New Mexico’s flagship university on Monday expanded their commitment to work together … Continue reading

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Compact, Portable, Pulsed Power and UNM

I wrote previously about UNM’s involvement with pulsed power research, specifically the E-Bomb. Here’s some more detailed information about one consortium where UNM was the lead university directing this research. In June of 2001 UNM received a grant from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Closed Corporation (1968) by James Ridgeway

The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis by James Ridgeway 1968, Ballantine Books, New York. The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis, is a book written by James Ridgeway in 1968. In it he gives a good overview of the … Continue reading

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Larry Willard: Profile of a Power Elitist, Part 3

(part 3 of 5) Willard, Economic Development, and the Next Generation Economy In the New Mexico Business Journal article cited above promoting Willard for Most Influential, they stated that he works “tirelessly in the area of economic development, to provide … Continue reading

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Modern New Mexico Shaped by Big Military Projects – NMBW

This article from the New Mexico Business Weekly earlier this year gives an overview of how the economy and society of modern New Mexico was shaped by the military colonization of the state.  The nuclear and high tech research brought … Continue reading

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Alibi: UNM’s Star Wars

Another article from the Alibi about UNM and military research: http://alibi.com/feature/18126/UNMs-Star-Wars.html V.16 No.9 | March 1 – 7, 2007 Feature ArchiveUNM’s Star Wars UNM’s Star Wars Is the university conducting military-funded research? By John Lasker Earlier this year, in a … Continue reading

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