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November 15, 2013
DNA linkers allow different kinds of nanoparticles to self-assemble and form relatively large-scale nanocomposite arrays. This approach allows for mixing and matching components for the design of multifunctional materials. | Image courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Complementary Chemistry and Matched Materials

Brookhaven Lab researchers use history’s most successful matchmaker to pair up particles and create new materials with desired properties.

November 5, 2013
Explore Mars and the solar system at <a href="http://www.mars.webmaker.org">mars.webmaker.org</a>. | Courtesy of mars.webmaker.org.
Roaming Mars and Space: 3D Technology Exploration from Home

As part of the US Ignite project, the Energy Department worked with Mozilla to create free and open source simulations of the solar system and the surface of Mars.

October 31, 2013
SLIDESHOW: Learning Valuable Lessons About Energy with Scouts

During National Energy Action Month, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts visited the Energy Department to learn about energy and earn merit badges and patches.

October 29, 2013
VIDEO: Bringing This Year's 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 29, 2013
Energy Pumpkins
October 28, 2013
VIDEO: Transforming a House into a Home

Some of the nation’s best and brightest students are proving that owning ultra-efficient, solar-powered houses can be part of the middle class dream.

October 22, 2013
The deadline to register for the Home Energy Education Challenge is November 15.
America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money

America’s Home Energy Education Challenge, or AHEEC, is a competition developed by the Energy Department and the National Science Teachers Association designed to show students how they can save energy at home.

October 22, 2013
Video: Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

Solar Decathlon 2013 might have ended, but it is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation's clean energy leaders.

October 22, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013
October 18, 2013
"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!