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Recap: Advancing Scientific Innovation at the National Labs

April 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

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Advancing Scientific Innovation at the National Labs

During the month of March, we featured the Energy Department's National Labs and how they are advancing scientific innovation through user facilities and industry partnerships.

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Thu, Apr 03 2014 16:21:47

At the Energy Department's National Labs, scientists and researchers from other government agencies, the private sector and academia are able to use the more than 30 user facilities -- world-leading scientific facilities -- to advance their research and product development.
Research conducted at the user facilities advances many diverse scientific disciplines -- from plant biology to batteries.
More than just simple instruments, the user facilities represent an integrated, collaborative approach to scientific discovery.

This is how @ENERGY's @ESnetUpdates democratizes #science http://t.co/N0hb7PDqfk #networks @doescience @BerkeleyLab http://t.co/ZmAYPXAizT ·
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Many facilities at the National Labs are considered among the best in their fields, such as the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Research at ESIF transforms how the nation generates, delivers and uses energy by modernizing the interplay between energy sources, infrastructure, and data.

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Through partnerships with companies, utilities and small businesses, the National Labs are benefiting their local communities and ensuring that research conducted in the lab makes it to the marketplace.
During the month, Ames Lab released an infographic highlighting the lab's Materials Preparation Center -- the go-to resource for scientists and researchers around the world for high-purity rare earth metals and custom-designed materials.

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