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November 20, 2013
VIDEO: Who Was the Better Inventor, Tesla or Edison?

“Who was the better inventor, Edison or Tesla, and why?” In our new video, we explore the famous rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

November 18, 2013
Thomas A. Edison in his "Invention Factory," 1901. | Photo courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Thomas Alva Edison

Some surprising facts about one of the most prolific inventors in U.S. history -- Thomas Edison.

November 18, 2013
Nikola Tesla in or around 1890, when the inventor was in his mid-30s. | Photo is in the public domain. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Top 11 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla

Learn facts about Nikola Tesla, one of history's most important energy-related inventors and engineers.

November 15, 2013
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Source: Energy Information Administration Short Term Energy Outlook. Chart by <a href="http://energy.gov/contributors/daniel-wood">Daniel Wood</a>.</div></div></div>
U.S. Domestic Oil Production Exceeds Imports for First Time in 18 Years

For the first time since 1995, U.S. domestic oil production exceeded foreign imports in October.

November 15, 2013
DNA linkers allow different kinds of nanoparticles to self-assemble and form relatively large-scale nanocomposite arrays. This approach allows for mixing and matching components for the design of multifunctional materials. | Image courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Complementary Chemistry and Matched Materials

Brookhaven Lab researchers use history’s most successful matchmaker to pair up particles and create new materials with desired properties.

November 15, 2013
Time to Give: Energy Department Celebrates Kickoff of CFC 2013

The Energy Department's 2013 CFC goal is to raise $1.4 million for local, national and global charities -- and even small contributions go a long way toward reaching that goal.

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

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!