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Building the new energy economy. Reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research.

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Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes visited @LosAlamosNatLab  and @SandiaLabs  where he met with Senior Lab leadership and toured the incredible work being done on applied energy and nuclear security. Working together, our #NationalLabs  remain at the forefront of innovation.

“The field of #quantum  information is poised to unleash a revolution in how we collect, process and secure information" @ORNL  Computational Sciences and Engineering Division researcher Joseph Lukens

FACT: Nuclear makes up 55% of the nation’s clean energy—by far the most of any other energy source.

Nearing in on one of its 2020 priorities, @EMcleanup  is close to transferring 70 sites on the Nevada Test & Training Range into long-term stewardship now that EM Nevada has completed environmental actions. Read this & more EM news at

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How much power is ☝️ gigawatt? It’s 1 reactor, or a lot of…

AND THEN THERE WAS ONE! Workers have finished preparing Building K-1600 for demolition this summer, and the final demolition project at @OakRidgeOffice 's East Tennessee Technology Park!

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Which plants will dip their toes all the way to the rock or the permafrost and which ones won’t? Colleen Iverson & her team at @ORNLMDF  work to improve data that goes into Earth systems models to help them make better predictions

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FACT: Just ✌️ nuclear power plants in Texas make up nearly a third of the state’s clean energy production.

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PODCAST: Wondering if you should worry about #AI  🤖 running rampant? You're going to want to hear what these @PNNLab  experts have to say. 🎧 Listen: 🔔 Subscribe:

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LM #VideoOfTheWeek : Research at the Missouri University Research Reactor in Columbia, MO, evaluated separating long half-life radioactive fission products from ones with shorter half-lives to reduce the volume of high-level radioactive waste.

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UNLIMITED...??? electricity? Scientists employ @argonne  supercomputers to develop magnetic #fusion  plasma confinement devices as a means to generate unlimited electricity.

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#Harvey update: 287,000+ power outages, 15 refineries shut down. Read our latest situation report ➜ (?: )

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⚛️ 🔭 17 LABS IN 17 MINUTES: 🎙️Tune with "Direct Current" and learn about our #NationalLabs  - an podcast.

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“The research being conducted in Antarctica will lead us to greater understanding and the Department of Energy is working to help push the bounds of knowledge for Humanity by identifying new and exciting paths to future discoveries.” -- @ScienceUnderSec 

BREAKING: President@realDonaldTrump  Signs Executive Order Securing the United States Bulk-Power System (BPS). BPS is vital to the Nation’s energy security, supporting national defense, emergency services, critical infrastructure, and the economy. ⤵️

Is seeing believing in the era of #deepfakes ? ? A @LosAlamosNatLab  research team is creating algorithms that notice subtle differences between real and computer-generated videos. #NationalLabs 

BLOG: deploying more lineworkers and equipment to assist response to and ➡ #Maria  #Irma 

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Did you know DOE has 1️⃣7️⃣ national labs? Explore the #NationalLabs  across the nation and learn what is being researched ? at each! ⬇

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