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National Labs

Home to some of the world’s most powerful lasers, fastest supercomputers and talented researchers, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories are a powerhouse of science and technology. This system of 17 labs pushes the frontiers of scientific knowledge, keeps our nation secure and fuels our clean energy economy. See for yourself: 

Recent News

  • October 21, 2016

    Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory found a way to turn carbon dioxide into a fuel that can be used in vehicles today.

  • October 19, 2016

    Engineers at Idaho National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory helped build the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant. It combines geothermal power, solar panels and concentrating solar power into one reliable energy source.

  • October 17, 2016

    Research led by Berkeley Lab just broke a major barrier in transistor size by creating gate only 1 nanometer long.

  • October 7, 2016

    In honor of Hydrogen Day, check out some of H2’s many uses and find out how the National Labs are studying ways to harness its powers to help solve the nation’s energy challenges.

  • September 27, 2016

    Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory are getting closer to understanding what makes materials become superconducting at unusually high temperatures.

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