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March 10, 2015
Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.
Nuclear Speed-Dating

The future of nuclear energy needs smart, creative thinkers. That's why more than 120 experts met up last week to "speed-date" each other's ideas.

March 5, 2015
Rachel Carson, renowned environmentalist and author of "Silent Spring", is the first subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Five Fast Facts About Scientist Rachel Carson

For our first #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Scientist Rachel Carson.

March 4, 2015
Robotic welding is vital to auto manufacturing, but double checking the welds is done by hand. Infrared technology promises to make it a whole lot easier. | Photo by Ripley Engineering used with permission.
Checking Your Car’s 4000 Welds is Serious Business. Scientists Just Made it Easier.

The latest manufacturing development from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will make it easier for automakers to check the quality of thousands of welds holding your car together.

March 3, 2015
Pamela Fletcher, GM Executive Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles, poses with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show | Photo Courtesy of General Motors, Steve Fecht.
10 Questions with Advanced Tech Vehicle Engineer, Pam Fletcher

Ever wonder what it's like to be an engineer at a car company? Read about Pam Fletcher's experience as head engineer for electric vehicles at General Motors.

February 12, 2015
Do New Technologies Matter?

Check out a few stories of companies who have taken a breakthrough energy technology and run with it.

February 11, 2015
Photo Gallery: 2015 ARPA-E Innovation Summit Technology Showcase

Check out our photo gallery of some of the cutting edge technology on display at the 2015 ARPA-E Summit Technology Showcase.

February 6, 2015
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Electron Racetrack at Brookhaven National Laboratory

See how the National Synchrotron Light Source II speeds electrons around a racetrack, producing some of the world’s brightest X-rays.

February 5, 2015
The backdrop of the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit. | Photo courtesy of ARPA-E.
Changing What’s Possible at the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Next week the ARPA-E Innovation Summit will kick off. Check out all the energy innovation they've got in store.

January 23, 2015
The Future is Now for Advanced Vehicles

Go behind the scenes at the Washington Auto Show, where the next generation of advanced vehicles is here today.

January 21, 2015
State of the Union 2015: President Obama's Remarks on Energy
Watch Energy Highlights from the State of the Union

Watch a video of energy highlights from President Obama's sixth State of the Union address.