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April 28, 2014
Video: Mira Loma High School Named Science Bowl Grand Champion

Today, Mira Loma High School won the 2014 National Science Bowl at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

April 28, 2014
Slideshow: Ready, Set, NASCAR Green at Richmond International Raceway

Learn how NASCAR is working to reduce stock car racing's environmental impact and educating its fans to do the same.

April 28, 2014
ARPA-E Celebrates Five Years of Changing What’s Possible

From its initial launch in 2009 to now, learn how the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy continues to work to change what's possible.

April 25, 2014
For years, scientists have tracked the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Now a smaller, more powerful battery will allow them to track even younger, smaller fish over longer distances. Slightly larger than grains of rice, the new batteries power a transmitter small enough to inject into these fish -- rather than surgically implant them. The result is less stressful for the fish and less costly for the researcher. <a href="http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1040" target="_blank">Learn more about the batteries here</a>. | Photo courtesy of PNNL.
Photo of the Week: Tiny Batteries

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

April 25, 2014
Secretary Moniz, far right, throws the first pitch at the Red Sox Earth Day game on April 22, 2014. | Photo by <a href="/node/716056">Marissa Newhall</a>, Energy Department.
Secretary Moniz's First Pitch at Fenway for Earth Day

On Earth Day, Secretary Moniz was invited to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game. Here's how it went.

April 24, 2014
LED lights are six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights, cut energy use by more than 80 percent and can last more than 25 times longer. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
#AskEnergySaver: LED Lights

Answering your questions about LEDs -- from how to compare LED and incandescent bulbs to installing LEDs in existing fixtures.

April 24, 2014
This Gulfstream-1 research plane carries a payload of more than 30 scientific instruments to measure smoke from forest fires and other biomass burns. | Image courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Advancing Climate Science with Global Research Facilities

Learn how scientists are collecting and studying data to develop a better understanding of the Earth's climate.

April 24, 2014
Longfellow Middle School from Falls Church, Virginia and Hopkins Junior High from Fremont, California, compete in the final academics round for the championship during the 2012 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. | Photograph by Jack Dempsey, U.S. Department of Energy.
Science Bowl 2014: Future STEM Leaders to Compete in National Contest

This weekend, high school and middle school students from across the country will visit Washington, DC, for the 24th annual National Science Bowl.

April 24, 2014
Jump-Starting Zero Energy Home Design and Student Careers

A new Energy Department student competition moves sustainable home design forward while providing students with experience for clean energy careers.

April 23, 2014
Looking for ways to save energy? Check out the <a href="/node/587248">top 8 energy efficiency tips</a> that every homeowner should try. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department. Updated January 2, 2014.
5 Million Reasons for Communities to Lower Their Energy Use

All across the country, communities are competing to reduce their energy use, and you can take action too!