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March 5, 2014
Creating a Star on Earth

At the Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: creating a star on Earth.

March 4, 2014
With around one thousand active satellites and the tens of thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth, space is getting exceedingly crowded. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Preventing Space Traffic Jams

With space getting exceedingly crowded, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space.

March 4, 2014
In the infographic above, learn about the space missions, past and present, where technology from the Energy Department and its National Labs has made discovery possible. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Infographic: Where in Space is the Energy Department?

Since the beginning of the space race, the Energy Department and its National Labs have been supplying the space power systems and instruments that make missions across our solar system, and the discoveries they uncover, possible.

March 3, 2014
The History of Nuclear Power in Space

Explore the history of nuclear power systems in U.S. space exploration -- from early satellites to the moon, Mars and beyond.

March 3, 2014
Join us for a Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LabChat&src=typd&f=realtime">#LabChat</a>
 on dark energy -- the theoretical force that is causing the universe to expand at an accelerating rate -- at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, March 7th. Submit your questions to <a href="https://twitter.com/energy">@energy</a> using <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LabChat&src=typd&f=realtime">#LabChat</a>, leave a comment on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/energygov/photos/a.289831064381327.73609.134652126565889/721627304535032/?type=1&stream_ref=10">Facebook</a>, or send an e-mail to newmedia@hq.doe.gov.
#SpaceWeek: Science on the Cosmic Frontier

This week on Energy.gov, join us as we explore science on the cosmic frontier, including powering space travel, exploring planets, and building a star here on Earth.

February 28, 2014
 Last week, 79 Chicago-area high school students visited the Energy Department's Argonne National Lab for "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," an educational outreach program designed to give 8th-grade girls an opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 
While at the Lab, the girls participated in tours to explore different aspects of the Lab's work -- from learning about the organisms that live in soil to floating small objects in mid-air with an acoustic levitator. In the afternoon, the girls were given a car chassis with a motor and challenged to figure out the types of wheels and pulleys needed to build a battery operated transmission. At an engineering expo, the girls were able to learn about the inner workings of various scientific concepts -- from tornadoes to magnets and beyond. Throughout the day, the girls heard from scientists in a number of fields, including keynote speaker Joanne Manaster, a faculty lecturer in the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

In the photo above, two students work with an Argonne National Lab scientist to complete the "Automotive Tycoon" challenge. | Photo courtesy of Mark Lopez, Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Getting a Head Start for Women in STEM

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

February 26, 2014
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz highlighted the importance of clean energy technologies to the global transition to a low-carbon future. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Day 3 at the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit

As the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit came to a close, energy leaders focus on bringing ideas from the lab to the market.

February 26, 2014
All-of-the-Above is Making a Difference Across America

President Obama’s plan to develop all sources of American energy is helping the U.S. fight climate change, increase energy security and create opportunities for middle class families.

February 25, 2014
Day 2 at the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit

A spirit of entrepreneurship was in the air on day two of the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

February 24, 2014
Day 1 at 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit

Knowledge and networking were key themes during the first day of ARPA-E's Energy Innovation Summit. Learn more.