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November 5, 2013
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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
September 30, 2013
Following the competition, Norwich University's Delta T-90 House will make its way to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio, where it will take on new life as the “Westcott Experiential Design Lab.” | Photo courtesy of Norwich University.
Solar Decathlon 2013: Life After the Competition

In our final installment in the Solar Decathlon 2013 blog series, we look at what happens to the teams' energy-efficient, solar-powered houses after the competition.

September 30, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin

Last week, teams began reassembling their houses on the Solar Decathlon competition site. See photo updates from the first week of construction.