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November 15, 2013
Secretary Moniz Joins President Obama in Visit to Cleveland High-Strength Steel Factory

Secretary Moniz and President Obama toured a high-strength steel plant in Cleveland, Ohio where the President spoke about manufacturing, the economy, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

November 14, 2013
Secretary Moniz, Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative, and panelists attend the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy. View additional photos from the event by checking out our <a href="/node/769881">latest slideshow</a>. | Photo by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
At the White House, Engaging in a Dialogue on Diversity and Energy

Announcing the Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative -- a group of thought leaders committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the energy field.

November 14, 2013
At the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), researchers are using two modular homes to test energy-efficient products and calculate their energy savings. Researchers test new technologies in the Experimental home (pictured above), while the Baseline home (not pictured) serves as a control and doesn’t get changed during any of the experiments. | Photo courtesy of PNNL.
PNNL’s Lab Homes Run Energy-Efficient Technologies Through the Paces

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are testing how new building technologies work and calculating their energy savings.

November 13, 2013
In 1958, Argonne National Laboratory began the construction of several zero-power reactors (ZPRs), which are nuclear fission reactors that don't actually generate any power. Scientists developed ZPRs to assess the performance of various reactor core configurations before actually building a full nuclear reactor. A series of ZPRs were built leading up to the construction of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II, a sodium-cooled fast reactor power plant. 
 
In this 1970 photo, an Argonne scientist is loading the matrices of the ZPR-VI reactor prior to its first operation using plutonium fuel. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: The Sixth Zero Power Reactor

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November 12, 2013
Fisk University graduate student, George Turner conducting research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Tomorrow: Watch The White House Forum on Minorities in Energy Livestream

Share your thoughts and perspectives on advancing underrepresented Americans in the energy sector by participating in the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy livestream.

November 12, 2013
Energy.gov now provides a browsing experience tailored to the device you're using.
Introducing a More Responsive Energy.gov

Energy.gov now features a responsive design that automatically optimizes the browsing experience for smartphones and tablets, and makes it easier to find consumer energy saving information.

November 11, 2013
Video: Veterans Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security

Last week, Secretary Moniz joined other federal officials in honoring veterans that are working in clean energy and climate security at a "Champions of Change" event at the White House.

November 8, 2013
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Secretary Moniz and international energy officials toured Kemper, the nation's largest carbon capture and storage facility, in Liberty, Mississippi.
Energy Secretary Moniz Visits Clean Coal Facility in Mississippi

A small Mississippi town is making history with the largest carbon capture and storage plant in the U.S.

November 8, 2013
Inspired by the design of jet engines, ARPA-E awardee FloDesign flipped wind turbine design on its head and developed a shrouded turbine -- essentially three blades surrounded by two different sized fiberglass frames. | Photo courtesy of Fast Company.
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About ARPA-E

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is funding game-changing technologies that have the potential to change the way we generate, store and use energy. Check out some of the top facts about ARPA-E.

November 7, 2013
This past summer, Sandia National Laboratories hosted the 2013 Robot Rodeo – a 10-event technical challenge that determines the best robot designs for diffusing dangerous situations. The rodeo is a free event that usually includes entries from police departments and military bases in nearby states.
 
By developing these technologies, robots could potentially remove the danger to humans from the first response to unknown or dangerous situations. Challenges typically include diffusing a trip wire or boring a hole through a wall to peer through with an electronic eye.
 
In this photo, a robot investigates a bomb threat challenge at an arcade. The operators are not allowed to turn on the lights or turn off the machines, complicating the challenge. | Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories.
Photo of the Week: I, Robot Rodeo

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