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June 23, 2016
Heila Technologies, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, won the 2016 Cleantech UP National Competition. | Energy Department photo.
Cleantech University Prize Highlights Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators

Energy Department competition supports student entrepreneurs and helps spur development of new clean energy technologies.

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 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.

May 31, 2016
Global Energy Leaders Gather in California to Drive Clean Energy Development and Deployment

Goal of meetings will be to expand international collaboration in clean energy research, development, demonstration and deployment to combat climate change.

May 27, 2016
Secretary Moniz sits with Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathy Sullivan (center) and Energy Department Senior Advisor Melanie Kenderdine (right) at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Department of Energy.
Gathering All Our Talents to Revolutionize Clean Energy

Secretary Moniz talked to us about why it's important to encourage women across the world to study clean energy in advance of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium on May 31.