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April 30, 2015
Dr. Andres Tovar, winner of the ARPA-E LITECAR challenge, is an assistant professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Andres Tovar.
8 Questions with Dr. Andres Tovar, Winner of ARPA-E’s LITECAR Challenge

Dr. Andres Tovar won the ARPA-E LITECAR challenge with his ribcage-inspired design. We interviewed him about design, 3D-printing and bones.

April 29, 2015
Doug Roble says math is the backbone of the special effects industry. | Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University.
10 Questions with Special Effects Designer Doug Roble

We spoke with the Academy Award winning special effects designer behind films from "Titanic" to "The Lord of the Rings" about the intersection of STEM and the arts in the movies.

April 17, 2015
Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson leave today on their bike ride from San Francisco to New York City to meet STEM educators and teach a little physics. | Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Case & Rachel Woods-Robinson.
Cycling Across America, For Science

Meet the two cycling scientists who are riding their bikes from San Francisco to New York City -- meeting STEM educators and teaching a little physics along the way.

April 15, 2015
See how U.S. companies made the Shanghai Tower a shining example of green building. | Graphic by <a href="/node/678346">Matty Greene</a>, Department of Energy.
How American Businesses are Leading the Way in Green Building Technology

The Shanghai Tower will be the second tallest building in the world when it opens this month. Thanks to U.S. companies, it will also be one of the greenest.

April 14, 2015
Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall tours Microsoft's Beijing Campus with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker before delivering remarks. | Energy Department Photo.
Top 3 Takeaways from the Deputy Energy Secretary’s Beijing Speech

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall spoke about climate change, technology and business in a Beijing speech during a joint trade mission to China.

April 13, 2015
The joint trade mission will make stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. | Map by <a href="/node/712881">Daniel Wood</a>, Department of Energy.
Energy-Focused Trade Mission Will Yield Positive Effects for American Businesses and the Global Environment

The Department of Energy and Department of Commerce have teamed up for a joint trade mission to China focused on smart cities and green infrastructure.

April 6, 2015
History of the Energy Department's Role in Nuclear Security

A timeline of nuclear security at the Department of Energy from the Manhattan Project to present day.

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.