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January 28, 2014
Join Energy.gov tonight as we livetweet about all the major energy points in the President's State of the Union address. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Join Energy.gov at the 2014 State of the Union

Join Energy.gov tonight as we livetweet about all the major energy points in the President's State of the Union address.

January 27, 2014
3 Cleantech Facilities You Should Know About

These National Lab facilities are supporting local economies across the country and driving national industries -- and you should definitely know more about them.

January 23, 2014
This week, the latest vehicles technologies are on display at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. In this photo, Secretary Moniz looks at the fuel cell and motor used to power Hyundai’s Tucson fuel cell vehicle. Fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen to produce electricity, which powers an electric motor to make the vehicle and its accessories work. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: the 2014 Washington Auto Show

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

January 22, 2014
This month, students across the country will begin competing in regional contests for the chance to attend the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
Adding Students and Multiplying Scientists

This month, students across the country will begin competing in regional contests for the chance to attend the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.

January 21, 2014
Located in Berkeley, California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is one of 17 Energy Department National Labs. The site consists of 76 buildings located on 183 acres, which overlook both the University of California at Berkeley campus and the San Francisco Bay. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

From the human genome to dinosaurs, learn about the incredible science happening at Berkeley Lab.

January 15, 2014
During National Mentoring Month we recognize the critical importance of role models to inspire the next generation of energy leaders. Take a look at our new <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/new-energygov-video-series-highlights-women-stem-fields">#WomeninSTEM video series</a> highlighting inspiring women and role models in STEM and energy fields -- like Carter Wall, shown above. | Photo by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
What Are You Doing for Others? National Mentoring Month at the Energy Department

Celebrating National Mentoring Month by working to support and inspire the next generation of energy leaders.

January 14, 2014
New Energy.gov Video Series Highlights Women in STEM Fields

To tackle climate change and advance America's clean energy future, we need all hands on deck. That's why we're launching #WomeninSTEM -- a video series designed to inspire the next generation of energy leaders ready to lead our clean energy economy.

January 10, 2014
Wind energy is one of the world's fast-growing energy sources -- and many of the regions that could benefit from wind energy happen to be in cold climates.

Since 2005, scientists at GE Global Research have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates.

The teams use Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan, the world's most powerful supercomputer, to simulate hundreds of water droplets as they freeze, with each droplet containing one million molecules. By simulating and studying how water freezes on a molecular level, scientists are gaining an understanding of how ice forms, which will help them design better, more efficient materials for these colder climates. Pictured here is an illustration of a single water droplet, filled with molecules freezing in slow motion. <a href="https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2013/10/25/titan-propels-ge-wind-turbine-research-into-new-territory/" target=_blank">Learn more about their research here</a>. | Photo/visualization courtesy of M. Matheson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Cold as Ice — Using Titan to Build More Efficient Wind Turbines

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

January 9, 2014
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New Steps to Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

Today President Obama formally launched the Quadrennial Energy Review, a path toward more reliable, secure and environmentally sound production, transmission and consumption of energy in the U.S.

January 8, 2014
This 3-D rendering of a lysozyme molecule shows two gadolinium atoms bound to it. Researchers soaked lysozyme crystals in a solution containing the metal gadolinium to help improve imaging quality in an experiment at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser. The experiment proved that LCLS can resolve the lysozyme structure without using data obtained earlier, and researchers hope to use similar techniques to reconstruct important unsolved proteins. | Photo credit: Max Planck Society.
Protein Puzzles and Scientific Solutions

Learn how researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory solve complicated structures using X-ray savvy and serious computing power.