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Recent News from the National Labs

June 22, 2016
Atomic Sandblasters Could Replace Silicon

Scientists at the National Labs may have found a cheaper, lighter more efficient replacement for silicon in computer chips.

June 21, 2016
LCLS-II: The Next Leap for X-ray Science
The World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser is Getting an Upgrade

The LCLS-II at SLAC Lab is the latest record-breaking scientific research tool from the National Labs.

June 20, 2016
Improving Manufacturing through Technology and Innovation

Latest institute can help manufacturers better design, measure, predict and control all aspects of the manufacturing process.

June 14, 2016
Graphics by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
How Maglev Works

Magnetic levitation, or maglev, trains can trace their roots to technology developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

June 7, 2016
As the electric grid becomes smarter, it also becomes more vulnerable to hackers. | Creative Commons.
To Protect the Grid from Hackers, You Need to Break It

With a growing risk of cyber attacks from hackers, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory built a test bed to experiment with cybersecurity tools for the nation’s electric grid.

May 31, 2016
Global Energy Leaders Gather in California to Drive Clean Energy Development and Deployment

Goal of meetings will be to expand international collaboration in clean energy research, development, demonstration and deployment to combat climate change.

May 27, 2016
Secretary Moniz sits with Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathy Sullivan (center) and Energy Department Senior Advisor Melanie Kenderdine (right) at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Department of Energy.
Gathering All Our Talents to Revolutionize Clean Energy

Secretary Moniz talked to us about why it's important to encourage women across the world to study clean energy in advance of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium on May 31.

May 27, 2016
A new chemical process has the potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by transforming CO2 into fuel and useful chemicals. | Image courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Can Recycle CO2 Using Gold

A new process from the National Labs has the potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions.

May 24, 2016
How to Make a Battery in 7 Steps
How to Make a Battery in 7 Steps

We need batteries for phones, cars and renewable energy. See how scientists make them at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

May 20, 2016
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's clean energy economy.