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April 3, 2015
Photo Gallery: National Labs and the Science Behind Nuclear Security

From medical isotopes to nuclear energy to global security, the National Labs are nuclear experts.

March 31, 2015
Barbara Kutchko, a well-bore cement researcher, studies the make-up and properties of cement used in oil and gas drilling. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).
10 Questions with Well-Bore Cement Researcher Dr. Barbara Kutchko

Barbara Kutchko, a researcher at the National Energy Technology Lab, tells us about how she got interested in science, the ways her research is influencing important decisions in real-time and what she hates about toy stores.

March 26, 2015
Mathematician Emmy Noether, who made great contributions to theoretical physics, is this week's Women's History Month honoree. | Photo in Public Domain.
Five Fast Facts About Mathematician Emmy Noether

For our fourth #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of mathematician Emmy Noether.

March 18, 2015
Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
National Science Bowl Regional Roundup

Science students from around the country just finished competing for a chance at finals in Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2015
Grace Hopper, computer scientist and inventor of the first compiler, is the second subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the White House.
Five Fast Facts About Technologist Grace Hopper

For our second #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Technologist Grace Hopper.

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.