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April 17, 2014
Now's your chance to ask Energy Department experts your questions about saving energy at home. This month, we're answering your questions about LEDs. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Home Energy-Saving Questions

Have questions about ways to save energy at home? Now's your chance to ask the experts at the Energy Department!

April 17, 2014
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Matt Lave uses pyranometers like these to measure the amount of irradiance, or available sunlight. | Photo by Dino Vournas.
New Simulation Tool Could Help Add More Solar to the Nation¹s Electric Grid

What happens to solar panels when it's cloudy out? New research sheds light.

April 16, 2014
Power lines carry electricity across Washington State. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
How Synchrophasors are Bringing the Grid into the 21st Century

Learn about synchrophasors and how they are helping grid operators keep power flowing reliably to American homes and businesses.

April 15, 2014
#LabChat: The Science of the Very Small

Join us this Thursday at noon ET on Twitter as scientists from three of the Energy Department's National Labs explore the science of the very small -- nanotechnology.

April 15, 2014
Top 4 Energy Department Inventions Saving You Energy & Money at Home

Learn how the Energy Department is helping lay the foundation for more efficient homes by developing energy-saving technologies.

April 14, 2014
The Solenoidal Tracker at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is a detector which specializes in tracking the thousands of particles produced by each ion collision at RHIC. Weighing 1,200 tons and as large as a house, STAR is a massive detector. It is used to search for signatures of the form of matter that RHIC was designed to create: the quark-gluon plasma. It is also used to investigate the behavior of matter at high energy densities by making measurements over a large area. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Lab.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Brookhaven National Laboratory

From nuclear physics to nano-science and beyond, Brookhaven National Lab is conducting game changing research on the frontiers of scientific innovation.

April 11, 2014
The cyclotron, invented by Ernest Lawrence in the 1930s, is a unique circular particle accelerator, which Lawrence himself referred to as a "proton merry-go-round." In reality, the cyclotron specialized in smashing atoms. Part of this atom-smashing process requires very large, very heavy magnets -- sometimes weighing up to 220 tons. In this photo, workers at the Federal Telegraph facility in Menlo Park, California, are smoothing two castings for 80-ton magnets for use in one of Lawrence's cyclotrons at the University of California, Berkeley. Lawrence passed away in 1958 -- and just 23 days later, the Regents of the University of California voted to rename two of the university's nuclear research sites: Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Smashing Atoms with 80-ton Magnets

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

April 10, 2014
The Production Tax Credit is Key to a Strong U.S. Wind Industry

New report finds the production tax credit has been critical to the growth of the U.S. wind industry.

April 9, 2014
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Map: Explore the National Labs

Learn more about the National Labs by exploring this map!

April 8, 2014
ZF North America used Alabama E3 funding to create a recycling program that saves more than $100,000 a year in trash pickup and landfill fees. Pictured here are workers in the Tuscaloosa location, which provides Mercedes with complete axle systems. | Photo courtesy of ZF North America, Inc.
Local Program Helps Alabama Manufacturers Add Jobs, Reduce Waste and Increase Profits

Alabama manufacturers are incorporating energy-saving measures into their operations to help grow their businesses.