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December 16, 2013
Arapaima gigas is an air-breathing fresh water fish in the Amazon Basin that swims with impunity through piranha-infested waters. | Photo courtesy of Jeff Kubina, National Geographic.
Energetic Science and Piranha-Proof Armor

Learn how Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source is revealing the unique structure of incredible, adaptable fish armor.

December 16, 2013
Our new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating -- from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance. Download a <a href="/node/784286">high-resolution version</a> of the infographic or individual sections. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating

Learn everything you need to know about home heating with our latest Energy Saver 101 infographic.

December 13, 2013
Keep your hard-earned dollars from flying out the window by following the <a href="http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/building_america/measure_guide_wood_windows.pdf">latest guidelines for window repair, rehabilitation and replacement</a>. | Photo courtesy of the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center.
5 Steps to Making Your Windows More Energy Efficient

Whether you're a professional home performance contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner, learn five simple steps for making your windows more energy efficient.

December 13, 2013
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Roger Wiens removes the laser safety plug on the ChemCam Mast Unit, selected for the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity. Wiens removes the plug (left), while scientist Bruce Barraclough sits at the command console (right). | Photo courtesy of LeRoy Sanchez, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Los Alamos National Laboratory

From national security science to supercomputing, Los Alamos National Lab is leading the way in protecting the American public, countering global threats and solving emerging energy challenges.

December 13, 2013
Making America More Competitive in the Global Clean Energy Economy

Secretary Moniz announced Thursday that 12 U.S. manufacturing companies have been awarded $150 million in clean energy tax credits from the Energy Department, supporting companies that create jobs and reduce emissions.

December 12, 2013
Slideshow: Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector

Learn how advanced technologies are helping manufacturers reduce waste, increase productivity and become leaders in the clean energy economy.

December 12, 2013
The basics of small modular reactor technology explained. | Infographic by <a href="http://energy.gov/contributors/sarah-gerrity">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Advancing Small Modular Reactors: How We're Supporting Next-Gen Nuclear Energy Technology

Learn about the Energy Department's support for the next-generation nuclear energy technology -- small modular reactors.

December 12, 2013
The National Energy Technology Laboratory's <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/potential-path-emissions-free-fossil-energy">chemical looping reactor</a>. This promising approach to capturing carbon dioxide will be among the technologies explored as part of the the Loan Program Office's advanced fossil energy solicitation. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Launching the Next Wave of Clean Fossil Energy Innovation

Advancing fossil energy projects across the United States, with support from a new $8 billion loan guarantee.

December 11, 2013
During National Energy Action Month, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts visited the Energy Department in Washington, D.C., to learn about energy and earn merit badges and patches. In this photo, a Boy Scout watches light shine on a solar panel that’s powering a hydrogen fuel cell system, showing how photovoltaic panels work and energy systems can be integrated. Check out <a href="/node/763371" target=_blank">more photos from the scouts’ Energy Action Month workshops</a>. | Photo by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: Scouting for Valuable Lessons in Energy

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

December 11, 2013
Manufacturing is the bedrock of the American economy, representing nearly 12 percent of our gross domestic product and providing good, high-paying jobs for middle class families. That's why the Energy Department is working to boost U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. | Photo courtesy of Alcoa.
Ensuring American Leadership in Clean Energy Manufacturing

A look at how we're working to boost U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing.