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February 10, 2016
To explore the nucleus inside an atom, scientists use giant particle accelerators that act like microscopes. Detectors like this one collect the information for scientists to analyze. | Photo courtesy of Jefferson Lab.
Exploring the Heart of Matter

A nucleus is 10,000 times smaller than an atom. Check out the huge accelerators scientists use to peer inside these tiny particles.

February 8, 2016
<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">Sandia’s design for giant wind turbine blades that are stowed at dangerous wind speeds to reduce the risk of damage. | Courtesy of TrevorJohnston.com/Popular Science</div></div></div>
Enormous Blades for Offshore Energy

How researchers at the National Labs are designing wind turbine blades 2.5x longer than any that exist today.

February 4, 2016
Accelerator on a Chip

Scientists at the National Labs are attempting to build the world’s smallest particle accelerator.

February 2, 2016
Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Do We Know Iran Isn't Building a Nuclear Bomb?

Learn about the monitoring and verification measures the IAEA uses to ensure Iran complies with the Iran Deal.

February 2, 2016
How Do You Keep a Particle Inside an Accelerator?

How do you keep a particle inside of an accelerator? Watch a Fermilab accelerator operator explain in under two minutes!

January 7, 2016
Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but it can be hard to understand. This infographic breaks it down for you. | Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Carbon Capture 101

Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but how does it work? This infographic breaks it down for you.

December 23, 2015
2015 Was a Big Year for Secretary Moniz

Secretary Moniz had a big year in 2015. See what kept him busy and what he accomplished.

December 16, 2015
How Do Holiday Lights Work?

Ever wonder how holiday lights work? Tis the season to learn the ins and outs of our twinkling little friends, and how to fix them!

December 5, 2015
How We Solve Climate Change

At COP21 in Paris and beyond, clean energy innovation is key to solving climate change.

November 29, 2015
Announcing "Mission Innovation"

President Obama joins world leaders in announcing “Mission Innovation,” an initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change.