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June 23, 2016
Direct Current's Energy Unit Calculator

We recently released the second episode of Direct Current, our new Energy.gov podcast. Check out our newly proposed energy units -- burritos, Mt. Rushmore, a New York Minute and the Moon Landing!

June 23, 2016
Cyclotron Road at Berkeley Lab
Raising Our Game in Clean Energy Innovation

How the Department of Energy is investing in the future of clean energy innovation at our National Labs and around the world.

June 22, 2016
Atomic Sandblasters Could Replace Silicon

Scientists at the National Labs may have found a cheaper, lighter more efficient replacement for silicon in computer chips.

June 21, 2016
LCLS-II: The Next Leap for X-ray Science
The World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser is Getting an Upgrade

The LCLS-II at SLAC Lab is the latest record-breaking scientific research tool from the National Labs.

June 20, 2016
Improving Manufacturing through Technology and Innovation

Latest institute can help manufacturers better design, measure, predict and control all aspects of the manufacturing process.

June 14, 2016
Graphics by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
How Maglev Works

Magnetic levitation, or maglev, trains can trace their roots to technology developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

June 10, 2016
Several National Hockey League facilities now have LED lighting, saving energy and money. | Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
NHL Scores Big with Sustainability

Teams playing in the Stanley Cup Final this weekend are leading the way when it comes to saving energy and protecting the planet.

June 9, 2016
Crops, Bots and Bytes: Check Out the Robots Behind ARPA-E’s Agro-Energy Program

Biofuels have huge potential as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels for transportation. ARPA-E's TERRA program is creating cutting-edge robots and data tools to make selecting the best bioenergy crops faster, cheaper and easier than ever.

June 7, 2016
As the electric grid becomes smarter, it also becomes more vulnerable to hackers. | Creative Commons.
To Protect the Grid from Hackers, You Need to Break It

With a growing risk of cyber attacks from hackers, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory built a test bed to experiment with cybersecurity tools for the nation’s electric grid.

June 6, 2016
Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved  mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.
Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy

Counting down our list of top things you didn't know about solar energy -- read on for more on the most abundant energy resource known to mankind.