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March 1, 2016
Celebrating the History of Women in STEM

This Women's History Month, the Energy Department is highlighting the important STEM contributions of women of color. Be sure to follow along on Instagram.

February 29, 2016
A student from from Chicago's Laura S. Ward STEM School learns to use computational thinking during <a href="http://www.anl.gov/articles/inspiring-next-generation-computational-thinkers">My Brother's Keeper's visit to Argonne National Lab.</a> | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Lab.
Bringing Students to STEM with My Brother's Keeper

The Energy Department National Labs are partnering with the President's My Brother's Keeper Initiative to bring students to the labs and give them a first-hand look at science and innovation.

February 26, 2016
Energy By The Numbers: Recovery Act
The Recovery Act and Clean Energy

The Recovery Act sparked America's clean energy revolution. See the progress we've made since 2009 and what's on the horizon.

February 25, 2016
Catch these four impressive technologies and much, much more at the 2016 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, <a href="www.arpae-summit.com/Venue-&-Travel">Feb. 29 – March 2 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center</a> near Washington, D.C.
4 Insanely Cool Technologies to Watch at the 2016 ARPA-E Summit

Get a sneak preview of four amazing technologies on display at the 2016 ARPA-E Summit, where innovation in energy takes center stage.

February 24, 2016
PHOTOS: 10 Years, 10 Breakthroughs at Argonne's Fastest Supercomputer

One of the world's fastest supercomputers just turned 10. See what it's accomplished.

February 19, 2016
We first talked to Dr. Gschneider back in 2013 for one of our <a href="/node/609731">"10 Questions with a Scientist"</a> blogs. Today he looks back at over 60 years of studying rare earth metals.
At 85, Mr. Rare Earth is Retiring

Rare earth metals are in cars, computers and wind turbines everywhere. Meet the scientist who has studied them for decades.

February 12, 2016
World leaders launch Mission Innovation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris-Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015.
Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Solutions through the President’s Budget

The President released his final budget, staking out a path to meet our country's greatest challenges not just for the year ahead, but for decades to come. The budget proposes smart investments to accelerate the pace of American innovation, so that we can create jobs, build the economy of the future, and tackle our nation's greatest challenges.

February 10, 2016
To explore the nucleus inside an atom, scientists use giant particle accelerators that act like microscopes. Detectors like this one collect the information for scientists to analyze. | Photo courtesy of Jefferson Lab.
Exploring the Heart of Matter

A nucleus is 10,000 times smaller than an atom. Check out the huge accelerators scientists use to peer inside these tiny particles.

February 8, 2016
<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">Sandia’s design for giant wind turbine blades that are stowed at dangerous wind speeds to reduce the risk of damage. | Courtesy of TrevorJohnston.com/Popular Science</div></div></div>
Enormous Blades for Offshore Energy

How researchers at the National Labs are designing wind turbine blades 2.5x longer than any that exist today.

February 4, 2016
Accelerator on a Chip

Scientists at the National Labs are attempting to build the world’s smallest particle accelerator.