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February 25, 2013
Participants of the 2013 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day gather at Argonne National Laboratory with Director Dot Harris.
Introducing a Girl to Engineering - A Day at Argonne National Lab

Did you know that while women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 24 percent of STEM jobs? STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is critical for the mission of the Energy Department in securing our clean energy future - and it's critical for the country.

February 14, 2013
Marius Stan, computational energy scientist from Argonne National Lab, submits his verification photo as part of an informal question and answer session with Internet users on the Ask Me Anything section of the social website Reddit.
Reddit AMA: Marius Stan, energy researcher and Breaking Bad actor

You know the carwash owner from Breaking Bad with the awesome eyebrows? Yeah. That's him.

January 18, 2013
This artistic rendition of "spin vortices" illustrates tiny magnetic vortices that spin according to the polarization of each disk's vortex core. At Argonne National Laboratory, scientists are using alternating magnetic fields to control the behavior of these spin vortices, which are small dots made of iron and nickel. The experiments will help to create new, more efficient magnetic devices -- like the random access memory (RAM) in the device you are using to look at this very photo. <a href="" target="_blank">Learn more about spin vortices</a>. | Photo courtesy of Sander Munster, Dresden University of Technology.
Photo of the Week: Controlling Chaos with Magnetic Fields

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November 30, 2012
Argonne scientists Ira Bloom (front) and Javier Bareño prepare a sample of battery materials for Raman spectroscopy, which is used to gather information regarding the nature of the materials present in the sample. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Building a Better Battery for Vehicles and the Grid

The new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub is a coordinated effort designed to push the limits on battery advances.

November 20, 2012
Schlumberger technicians and rig crew lowering monitoring instrumentation into a well. | Photo credit to the Illinois State Geological Survey.
An Important Step Forward for CCUS

A milestone has been hit in the Decatur, Illinois, carbon sequestration project.

November 9, 2012
The Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is used to image metals, ceramics, minerals, nanostructured materials, and biological-related materials and tissues at atomic-bond-length resolution. | Photo of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Batteries May Fade, But Research Can Revitalize

Researchers may have found a way to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and perform better.

November 9, 2012
At Argonne National Laboratory, the power generated by this 10 kW wind turbine helps scientists and engineers study the interaction of wind energy, electric vehicle charging and grid technology. The turbine is also estimated to offset more than 10 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Learn more about <a href="" target="_blank">renewable energy research at Argonne</a>. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Argonne's 10 kW Wind Turbine

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October 26, 2012
What do butterflies and solar cell research have in common? Both have been developing tiny crystals that selectively reflect colors. Over millions of years of evolution, butterfly wings have developed the tiny crystal nanostructures that give butterflies their vivid colors. At Argonne National Laboratory, scientists are working to manufacture these crystals, which could one day be used to create "greener" and more efficient paints, fiber optics and solar cells. In this photo, the iridescent scales of an emerald-patched Cattleheart butterfly are magnified 20 times to highlight the crystals that selectively reflect green colors. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Butterflies, Crystal Nanostructures and Solar Cell Research

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September 28, 2012
Bojan Petrovic, a senior researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology, will lead an IRP team in developing a high-power light water reactor design with inherent safety features. | Photo courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology
New Nuclear Energy Awards Give Students Hands-On Research Experience

Students and researchers in Georgia, Illinois and Tennessee will conduct nuclear energy research to address the industry’s complex issues thanks to an Energy Department award.

September 20, 2012
The new National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) is a 15,000 square-foot sustainably designed center that will contain classrooms and training and laboratory facilities. | Photo courtesy of Richland Community College.
CO2 Capture and Storage Project, Education and Training Center Launched in Decatur, Illinois

One of the nation’s largest carbon capture and storage endeavors includes an education center for students and local residents.