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February 16, 2016
Oak Ridge Kicks Off Demolition of the K-27 Building
Workers Make History by Demolishing Manhattan Project Facilities

The Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management is about to complete the first-ever demolition of a gaseous diffusion complex from the Manhattan Project.

February 12, 2016
Today, the Department of Energy proposed a new lighting standard that would apply to General Service Lamps, including LEDs. | Energy Department photo
What Today’s Lighting Efficiency Proposal Is And What It Isn’t

Today, the Department of Energy proposed an efficiency standard for General Service Lamps. Learn the facts about what that means and why it's important.

February 12, 2016
World leaders launch Mission Innovation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris-Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015.
Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Solutions through the President’s Budget

The President released his final budget, staking out a path to meet our country's greatest challenges not just for the year ahead, but for decades to come. The budget proposes smart investments to accelerate the pace of American innovation, so that we can create jobs, build the economy of the future, and tackle our nation's greatest challenges.

February 10, 2016
To explore the nucleus inside an atom, scientists use giant particle accelerators that act like microscopes. Detectors like this one collect the information for scientists to analyze. | Photo courtesy of Jefferson Lab.
Exploring the Heart of Matter

A nucleus is 10,000 times smaller than an atom. Check out the huge accelerators scientists use to peer inside these tiny particles.

February 8, 2016
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Enormous Blades for Offshore Energy

How researchers at the National Labs are designing wind turbine blades 2.5x longer than any that exist today.

February 4, 2016
Accelerator on a Chip

Scientists at the National Labs are attempting to build the world’s smallest particle accelerator.

February 2, 2016
Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Do We Know Iran Isn't Building a Nuclear Bomb?

Learn about the monitoring and verification measures the IAEA uses to ensure Iran complies with the Iran Deal.

February 2, 2016
How Do You Keep a Particle Inside an Accelerator?

How do you keep a particle inside of an accelerator? Watch a Fermilab accelerator operator explain in under two minutes!

February 1, 2016
3 Reasons Why Advanced Manufacturing Institutes Matter

American manufacturing is booming, but how do we take it to the next level? The answer could be found in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

January 27, 2016
Photo Gallery: 2016 Washington Auto Show

Scroll through the photos to see some of the Energy Department-supported technologies that are lowering carbon pollution and moving America’s economy forward.