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Recent News from the National Labs

March 9, 2016
Star trails take shape around Kitt Peak National Observatory in this long-exposure image. The 4-meter Mayall telescope building, at right, now houses Mosaic-3, a new infrared camera built by a collaboration that includes Berkeley Lab scientists. | Photo credit: P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF.
New Galaxy-Hunting Sky Camera Sees Redder Better

Berkeley Lab built an infrared camera to study outer space billions of light-years away at wavelengths too red for humans to see.

March 7, 2016
UV light shines through a sample of transparent material containing quantum dots, tiny nanoparticles that can be used to harness solar energy for electricity. | Photo courtesy of LANL.
Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.

March 4, 2016
Students tour the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) as part of My Brother's Keeper Week at the Labs. | Photo courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Inspiring Kids: Students visit our National Labs

Through My Brother's Keeper, the next generation of scientists got a glimpse of what it's like to work at a National Lab this week.

March 3, 2016
Astronaut Mae Jemison is our first woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison is a dancer, a medical doctor, an astronaut and the first woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 2, 2016
Building Better Batteries for Long-Distance Driving and Faster-Charging Electronics

How National Labs scientists figured out how to make batteries last longer and recharge faster.

March 1, 2016
Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh is among the new generation of scientists seeking to revolutionize nuclear energy. She is an assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of California-Berkeley. | Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley.
Tomorrow’s Nuclear Reactors are Closer Than You Think

A new generation of innovators is pioneering the future of nuclear energy at our National Labs.

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="">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="">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.