Michael Hess

Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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Michael joined the Office of New Media at the Energy Department in August 2011 to write and promote stories about science technology, basic and applied science, technology transfer, commercialization, research and development, and the National Labs. 

In a previous life, Michael was an enlisted Air Force public affairs representative where he worked as the editor of RAF Lakenheath’s Jet48 before being stationed in Tucson as a media relations specialist.  

Michael proudly confesses to being an Ohio native where most of his family still lives. Also within Ohio’s fair borders he studied journalism and linguistics at Ohio University. Michael prides himself on lightning-quick Google reflexes, though admits to googling “google” from time to time when in an Internet surfing frenzy. He also enjoys long Wikipedia adventures, the great outdoors and the museums on the National Mall. 

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Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky
December 24, 2013

The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas.

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Levitation as a Tool in Argonne Lab
March 19, 2013

It’s not a magic trick and it’s not sleight of hand, scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process.

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Celebrating Pi Day
March 14, 2013

We are celebrating this Pi Day with a brief overview of the irrational and transcendental number known as Pi, with baked homophone.

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Wrap Up: 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
March 1, 2013

The 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit concluded Wednesday with a final networking session in the Technology Showcase.

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Business Talks at the Technology Showcase
February 27, 2013

The Technology Showcase at the 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit presents 250 of America’s next transformational energy technologies.

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Day 1: Innovation at the 2013 ARPA-E Summit
February 26, 2013

The fourth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicked off yesterday -- get the highlights from day 1.

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Marius Stan Returning to Reddit To Tie Up Loose Ends
February 22, 2013

Marius Stan, computational scientist and Breaking Bad actor, will be returning to Reddit once again to tie up loose ends by answering questions.

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Tackling Big Data Together
February 21, 2013

The newly stood up Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing will be tackling big challenges facing science and society, like climate change and...

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Reddit AMA: Marius Stan, energy researcher and Breaking Bad actor
February 14, 2013

You know the carwash owner from Breaking Bad with the awesome eyebrows? Yeah. That's him.

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