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March 19, 2014
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz with The Honorable Dot Harris, Director of the Energy Department's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (far left), and Sandra Guzman, award winning multimedia journalist, at the Minorities in Energy launch event. | Photo by the Energy Department.
A Cornerstone of Our Energy Future: Women

Secretary Ernest Moniz gives an update on the Energy Department's work to support more women in STEM and energy fields.

March 14, 2014
Happy Pi Day! Today, NASA released this awesome photo of a NASA-themed pie with NASA's Pleiades supercomputer at Moffett Field, near Mountain View, California. Fun fact: in 2011, researchers calculated the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared. The work behind the calculation was based on a mathematical formula discovered more than a decade ago by David H. Bailey, the Energy Department's Chief Technologist of the Computational Research Department at Berkeley National Lab. <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/supercomputers-crack-sixty-trillionth-binary-digit-pi-squared" target="_blank">Learn more about their calculations here</a>. Photo courtesy of NASA.
Photo of the Week: Pi + NASA + Supercomputing

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

March 13, 2014
The Linac Coherent Light Source will create 3D images of single molecules using ultrafast pulses of very intense hard X-rays. | Image courtesy of SLAC.
Deep Insights from Thin Layers

A new technique developed by researchers at a trio of National Labs reveals secrets to proteins -- one layer at a time.

March 12, 2014
The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to devise actionable ways to cut energy waste and improve commercial building efficiency. Last year, Yale's team (pictured here) won best proposal for their solution on how the federal government could meet energy-savings goals in government buildings across the United States. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Tapping University Students for Energy Efficiency Business Solutions

Learn how university students are developing energy efficiency solutions that private-sector organizations and state and local governments can replicate.

March 7, 2014
This week on Energy.gov, we’ve covered space and beyond -- from technologies at our National Labs that are working to prevent traffic jams in space, to infographics about collecting space-based solar power, to the real-world scientific counterparts to lightsabers. Throughout it all, we've featured experts at the Energy Department and National Labs who are contributing to the U.S. space program.
 
This photo of the Milky Way Galaxy was taken near the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, about 500 km north of Santiago, Chile. The observatory is home to a four-meter telescope, part of the Dark Energy Survey, which is a research collaboration between institutions from the U.S., Brazil, U.K., Germany, Spain and Switzerland. The survey aims to explore the dynamics of the universe’s expansion. | Photo by Reidar Hahn, Dark Energy Survey, Fermilab.
Photo of the Week: The Cosmic Frontier

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March 7, 2014
Science fiction has envisioned many ways that mankind might be able to explore distant galaxies, like the spiral galaxy M106 pictured here, but what is science fiction and what could one day be science fact? | Photo Credit: NASA.
Warp Speed and Lightsabers: Energy Science Fiction vs Energy Science

From powering space travel to energizing weapons, energy technology plays a prominent role in science fiction. Experts from the National Labs help us separate the fact from the fiction.

March 6, 2014
This Sunday, people across the country will spring forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. | Photo courtesy of iStock Photo, WoodyUpstate.
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time

Before you set your clocks forward this weekend for the start of Daylight Saving Time, check out some of these little-known facts about the history of changing time.

March 6, 2014
Laser-Firing ChemCam Vital to Curiosity Rover’s Tour of Mars

The Curiosity rover relies on the most advanced suite of instruments ever sent to Mars -- among them, a laser-firing tool called the ChemCam.

March 6, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Graphics by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>. Interactivity by <a href="/node/712881">Daniel Wood</a>. </div></div></div>
Space-Based Solar Power

Capturing solar power in space for use as energy on Earth seems farfetched. But recent developments could make this a reality in coming years.

March 5, 2014
Creating a Star on Earth

At the Energy Department's Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, scientists are trying to accomplish what was once considered the realm of science fiction: creating a star on Earth.