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January 3, 2014
Our Best Energy Videos of 2013

Check out our best videos from 2013 -- from Secretary Moniz's first day on the job, to the rivalry between Edison and Tesla, to a visit to a solar-powered classroom.

December 31, 2013
Take a look back at 2013 with the most popular blog posts on Energy.gov.
The Year on Energy.gov: Our Most Popular Posts of 2013

Solar power, zombie replicants and the Super Bowl all are featured in our top blog posts of 2013.

December 24, 2013
The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas.
Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky

The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas.

December 18, 2013
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory study the microbial interactions in the plant root systems, the rhizosphere. The rhizosphere represents a critical zone where plant roots, microbes and minerals interface, and where biogeochemical weathering provides nutrients to plants. This research program will broaden our understanding of the biogeochemistry of plant-microbe-soil interactions. Shown are the spores of an opportunistic soil fungus Penicillium sp. that associates with the plant roots, microbial biofilms and soil minerals. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Studying the Rhizosphere

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

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 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 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 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

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December 6, 2013
The photo above is of a cryogenically cooled target in the National Ignition Facility as "seen" by the laser through the hohlraum's laser entrance hole. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

From nuclear security to supercomputing, Lawrence Livermore National Lab is leading the way in science and technological innovation.

December 5, 2013
Researchers at Berkeley Lab helped develop the first energy-efficient dual-paned windows, now used in buildings and homes worldwide for billions of dollars in energy savings. Current windows research in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab is aimed at developing new glazing materials, windows simulation software and other advanced high-performance window systems. The building shown here, located at Berkeley Lab, is a windows testing facility. | Photo courtesy of Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows

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