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Recent News from the National Labs

July 6, 2015
Meet the National Labs

Each of our 17 National Labs wrote a profile for our Instagram. Explore them all here then test your memory against Secretary Moniz to see how many you can name in 60 seconds.

July 6, 2015
Energy Department-supported "Azura" wave energy converter is installed at a U.S. Navy test site in Hawaii. | Photo courtesy of Northwest Energy Innovations.
Capturing the Motion of the Ocean: Wave Energy Explained

Water covers 71 percent of the planet -- so why isn't wave energy a bigger part of our clean energy strategy? New technology could make it competitive sooner than you think.

July 2, 2015
Elizabeth and Rachel visit a YWCA in Waterloo, Iowa. | Photo courtesy of Cycle for Science.
Rain or Shine: We Cycle for Science

Rachel Woods-Robinson and Elizabeth Case check-in after another month of biking across the country to teach science, talk with teachers and encourage girls to study STEM.

June 29, 2015
Buckle up for the #LabsRoadShow

Join us all week for Stop One: Meet the National Labs, a virtual journey to see the people places and science of the National Labs.

June 25, 2015
Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University in front of their SMART Suspension System add-on hybrid module that reduces fuel consumption for heavy duty trucks. Hyliion won the 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Matt Dozier, Energy Department.
Hyliion Wins 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, Cleantech University Prize Awardees Announced

Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University won the 2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, setting the stage for next year's Cleantech University Prize.

June 19, 2015
Girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority participated in a hands-on activity at the Museum of Science and Industry. | Energy Department photo.
Launching STEM Careers through Exposure and Exploration

As part of our series of STEM Mentoring Cafes, a group of 40 girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority met with scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians at the Museum of Science and Industry on June 13, 2015.

June 19, 2015
6 New Things Happening with Biofuels

The science and industry of biofuels is changing rapidly. See what’s new with the fuels of the future.

June 16, 2015
#SpaceWeek: Science of the Cosmos

During #SpaceWeek we covered the Department of Energy's space expertise, from nuclear-powered spacecraft to lightsabers used in Star Wars. (Really.) Here's what you missed.

June 16, 2015
Innovations in clean energy like wind power are a crucial part of fighting climate change. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy Loan Programs Office.
Mobilizing $4 Billion in Private-Sector Support for Clean Energy Innovation

The Department is hosting a Clean Energy Investment Summit at the White House to spur the development of new, clean-energy technologies.

June 12, 2015
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site on Mount Sharp, combining dozens of images taken in January 2015. The circle visible at the top of the rover's mast is part of the ChemCam instrument developed in part by Los Alamos National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Quick Fix Gives Mars Rover’s ChemCam Sharper Vision

A software fix released by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists has produced sharper images from the NASA Curiosity rover's ChemCam, which uses a laser and camera to hunt for traces of water on Mars.