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November 30, 2016
Crude Science

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed technology that can convert human waste into sustainable biofuel.

November 22, 2016
Tapping the Next Generation of Supercomputers to Bring Fusion Energy to the World

Scientists are developing computers that will be 50x faster than today’s by 2020, which will enable the first complete simulations of plasma.

November 22, 2016
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydrogen and Fuel Cells?

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies power cars, buildings and more. But how much do you know about them? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

November 14, 2016
Move Over Platinum, We Want Nickel!

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory developed a new catalyst for turning CO2 into fuel that is much cheaper and works much better than the platinum used today.

November 10, 2016
A Thank You to Veterans from the Department of Energy

Today we recognize the service and sacrifice of American Veterans and their families.

November 4, 2016
A Day in the Life of an Engineering Physicist at Fermilab

Meet Linda Bagby, an engineering physicist at Fermilab.

November 3, 2016
The Field Museum brings T-Rex Arm to Argonne
Unlocking the Secrets of T-Rex’s Tiny Arms

Scientists at Argonne National Lab used their Advanced Photon Source to analyze the inside of dinosaur bones to determine once and for all just what T-Rex's tiny arms were used for.

October 24, 2016
Tricks, Treats and Tips for a Ghoulishly Low Energy Bill

Join to celebrate Energyween, a spooky, week-long celebration of energy, how we use it, and what each of us can do to make our energy use more sustainable.

October 21, 2016
Announcing 7 Communities That Will Lead the Climate Fight in Alaska

Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency Competition helps communities implement energy solutions that can be replicated throughout rural Alaska and potentially other Arctic regions.

October 21, 2016
Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory found a way to turn carbon dioxide into a fuel that can be used in vehicles today.