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July 21, 2016
DONUT spokesman Vittorio Paolone, University of Pittsburgh, poses inside the magnet used to eliminate charged particles from the neutrino beam. | Photo courtesy of Fermilab.
The DONUT Experiment: Today in Energy History

On July 21, 2000, scientists from Fermilab presented the first-ever direct evidence of the tau neutrino, a tiny discovery with big ramifications.

July 21, 2016
5 Quick Ways to Save Energy on Home Cooling

It’s hot out there! Here are a few tips you can save energy and stay cool on summer days.

July 20, 2016
A “Cool” Way to Combat Climate Change under the Montreal Protocol

World climate leaders are meeting this week in Vienna for the next stage of international discussions about a global phase-down of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

This meeting should lay the foundation for a 2016 amendment to the Montreal Protocol – a hugely successful global agreement that has put Earth’s fragile ozone layer on track to full restoration. A 2016 amendment would leverage the same proven mechanisms that helped fix the “ozone hole” to address another serious risk to the planet – HFCs.

July 20, 2016
Watch a Centrifuge Separate Nuclear Waste

Centrifuges might not sound cool, but they’re critical to all kinds of science. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is working on the next generation of these important tools.

July 13, 2016
The robot removes the sample from the clear transfer box, out of the two white sample containers, and transports it to the mock-up examination instrument. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Lab.
Students Designed A Robot to Handle Nuclear Fuel

Interns from Idaho State University completed a nine-month-long demonstration project for Idaho National Lab engineers.

July 12, 2016
Progress on President Obama’s “Lab to Market” Initiative

Lab-Corps, an entrepreneurial boot-camp, helps scientists transition their research to the market.

July 12, 2016
A close-up image of perovskite crystals, which just got one step closer to replacing silicon in solar panels. | Photo courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Researchers at Los Alamos National Lab just solved one of the biggest obstacles facing perovskite solar cells.

July 8, 2016
A sample of a polymer-based membrane material created at Berkeley Lab. It’s designed to soak up cancer drugs and limit their side effects. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab.
Chemical ‘Sponges’ Could Make Chemo Safer

New materials being developed by the National Labs could result in chemotherapy without damaging side-effects.

July 5, 2016
Energy.gov Mini-Doc: Behind the Scenes at the Collegiate Wind Competition

Go behind the scenes at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition as we follow students who will make a big difference in America's clean energy future.

July 1, 2016
Creating a tiny human body on a chip
“Human-on-a-Chip” Technology Could Replace Animal Testing

National Lab scientists are developing a miniature external replication of the human body.