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December 16, 2015
How Do Holiday Lights Work?

Ever wonder how holiday lights work? Tis the season to learn the ins and outs of our twinkling little friends, and how to fix them!

December 5, 2015
How We Solve Climate Change

At COP21 in Paris and beyond, clean energy innovation is key to solving climate change.

November 29, 2015
Announcing "Mission Innovation"

President Obama joins world leaders in announcing “Mission Innovation,” an initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change.

November 18, 2015
Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a> and <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
INFOGRAPHIC: Everything You Need to Know About Supercomputers

Learn about supercomputers and why they're important for science, energy and national security.

November 18, 2015
TIMELINE: 60 Years of Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Explore the 60-year history of computing at one of the nation's top laboratories, and find out what's next.

November 13, 2015
6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future

How wind, solar, LEDs and electric vehicles are leading the way in America's clean energy revolution, visualized in six simple charts.

November 6, 2015
Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day. | Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Ana Kova.
The Particle Physics of You

Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day.

November 5, 2015
These researchers are part of a team studying the use of hydrogen for longer-lasting batteries. | Photos by Julie Russell, LLNL.
Making Better Batteries With Hydrogen

National Lab scientists have found a promising way to improve lithium ion batteries using hydrogen.

November 3, 2015
Power lines like these make up our nation's power grid -- a critical component of our national critical infrastructure.
National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month: Improving the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Grid

November is National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, and our Office of Electricity (OE) is hard at work safeguarding the power grid.

October 28, 2015
VIDEO: Bringing Energy Pumpkins to Life

Watch the Energy Department's digital team bring a CFL, solar panels, an atom and a wind turbine to life in spooky, candlelit time-lapse -- and get inspired to carve energy pumpkins of your own.