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Vintage DOE: Accomplishments

January 18, 2011 - 10:39am

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We're reviewing archive DOE content and sharing some of the best here on the Energy Blog. The below video, from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, does a great job detailing DOE's accomplishments -- and with some energetic music to boot!

Among the accomplishments showcased in the vintage short clip:

  • Decoding three of the chromosomes in your DNA
  • Developing batteries that power U.S. spacecrafts
  • Winning more than 80 Nobel prizes
  • Discovering 8 transuranium elements that are on the Periodic Table
  • Advancing medicine by contributing to the development of CAT, PET and MRI scanners
  • Discovering the path of carbon in photosynthesis leading to solar energy research

The video references a website toward the end which you can still visit to this day to keep up on the most up-to-date list of the greatest Department of Energy feats.

G. Simmons is a New Media Specialist and contractor to the Office of Public Affairs. 

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