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November 6, 2015
Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day. | Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova.
The Particle Physics of You

Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day.

November 5, 2015
These researchers are part of a team studying the use of hydrogen for longer-lasting batteries. | Photos by Julie Russell, LLNL.
Making Better Batteries With Hydrogen

National Lab scientists have found a promising way to improve lithium ion batteries using hydrogen.

November 3, 2015
Power lines like these make up our nation's power grid -- a critical component of our national critical infrastructure.
National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: Improving the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Grid

November is National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, and our Office of Electricity (OE) is hard at work safeguarding the power grid.

October 28, 2015
VIDEO: Bringing Energy Pumpkins to Life

Watch the Energy Department's digital team bring a CFL, solar panels, an atom and a wind turbine to life in spooky, candlelit time-lapse -- and get inspired to carve energy pumpkins of your own.

October 27, 2015
Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>.
Creatures of the National Labs

This Energyween, take a look at the spooky (and not-so-spooky) critters that call the National Labs home.

October 16, 2015
"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin stencils!

October 15, 2015
The Energy Department is developing alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons, which are used in supermarket refrigeration, air conditioners and more. | Photo by I-5 Design & Manufacture.
A Global Effort to Phase Down Hydrofluorocarbons

The Energy Department is part of the global effort to scale back the use of refrigerants thousands of times more potent than CO2.

October 14, 2015
The History of Electricity at the White House

Find out what it's taken to power 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since the 1890s. And which President refused to touch the light switches.

October 13, 2015
National Labs are working with industry to make fluorescent lighting more environmentally friendly by reducing the need for rare earth elements. | iStock photo.
Better Fluorescent Lighting Through Physics

National labs are working with industry to make fluorescent lights more environmentally friendly.

October 9, 2015
MAP: How Climate Change Threatens America’s Energy Infrastructure in Every Region

Explore the regional climate change vulnerabilities to the U.S. energy sector and examples of resilient solutions by clicking on each shaded area in the map or by reading the full report.