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Recent News from the National Labs

April 22, 2016
PHOTOS: 11 Carbon-Fighting Energy Technologies

Scroll through the photo gallery to see just a few of the ways the Energy Department is addressing climate change through technologies that cut carbon pollution, grow the economy and protect the planet.

April 18, 2016
An artist's rendition of the tough new plastic. | Image courtesy of Mark Robbins, Oak Ridge National Lab.
This New Plastic Is 50% Renewable

Researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab invented a tougher, greener plastic from biomass.

March 30, 2016
Everything you can see is made of normal matter...but that’s only 4 percent of the universe. Find out how the National Labs search for the invisible “dark matter” scientists believe holds galaxies together. | Graphic above by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department. Illustrations below by <a href="/node/1676591">Greg Stewart</a>, SLAC.
Three Ways to Bust Ghostly Dark Matter

How the National Labs hunt for invisible “dark matter" on the Earth’s surface, underground and in space.

March 28, 2016
Cleaner auto emissions is just one way catalysis research is helping to solve big problems. | Image courtesy of PNNL.
Meeting America’s Pressing Needs -- One Reaction at a Time

How chemistry at the National Labs is helping drive clean energy forward.

March 25, 2016
How two sets of twin sisters became best friends and found careers through science. | Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Sisters in Science

How two sets of twin sisters became best friends and found careers through science.

March 24, 2016
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa is our fourth and final woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa is the director of the Johnson Space Center, the first Hispanic woman to go into space and the fourth woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 22, 2016
The Science Behind “The Martian” -- Staying Warm on Mars

How science fiction relies on science fact from one of the National Labs.

March 22, 2016
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall talks about mentorship, public service and her favorite part of the job in our newest #WomeninSTEM video.

March 18, 2016
On Tuesday March 22, 2016 we're hosting a twitter chat on Women in STEM. | Energy Department photo.
Women’s History Month Twitter Chat on Changing the Face of Leadership in STEM

On Tuesday March 22, 2016, we're hosting a Twitter chat about encouraging women to pursue leadership positions in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

March 17, 2016
How to Store Carbon

Find out how National Labs scientists are developing new tools to ensure carbon storage is safe and permanent.