Energy

Why Five New National Quantum Information Science Centers Are a Huge Deal 

Through quantum computers, we’ll tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, explain Energy Department's Paul Dabbar and IBM Research's Darío Gil.

Lawrence Livermore Scientists Model Neural Activity from Living Human Cells on Brain-On-A-Chip Devices

Building on years of multidisciplinary collaboration, the effort could help scientists find countermeasures against brain injury and disease.

Energy Department, Microsoft Set Up Consortium to Produce AI-Enabled Tools for First Responders

At least ten partners from across the government, industry and academia have already signed on.

How the Energy Department Is Powering NASA’s Soon-to-Launch Mars Rover

Undersecretary for Science Paul Dabbar offered a glimpse into the agency’s efforts beyond Earth.

Energy IG Finds Science Offices Skirt Security Rules for Peripheral Devices

Officials tell internal watchdogs securing devices like printers and flash drives is just hard, expensive and inhibits collaboration.

Administration Asks Energy Companies to Report on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

Industry leader has yet to take action promised in congressional testimony last year.

Energy Explores the Potential of an Artificial Intelligence Grand Challenge

The department’s new AI-focused office highlighted its intent to “push the frontiers” of AI development.

Critical Update: National Labs Pivoted to Help Fight COVID-19. Here's How.

Federal insiders offer a glimpse of how the global health care crisis sparked a new wave of multi-sector collaboration.

Argonne Gets New Supercomputing Cluster to Power Further COVID-19 Vaccine and Drug Research  

The national laboratory received NVIDIA nodes to boost performance as researchers work on new methods of testing, treating and monitoring coronavirus patients.

National Lab Scientists Work to Reprogram Genes to Fight COVID-19

Using CRISPR, Sandia National Lab researchers are genetically engineering antiviral countermeasures to fight the coronavirus—and potentially future outbreaks.

Energy Offers Advanced Computing Resources to Solve Domestic Manufacturing Challenges

The agency launched a new opportunity for industry and academic partners to tap into its top tech tools.

To Understand the Medical Supply Shortage, It Helps to Know How the U.S. Lost the Lithium Ion Battery to China

The failed U.S. effort to dominate global production of the lithium ion battery — which is key to energy independence, automobile innovation and more — holds lessons for leaders grappling with the U.S.’s reliance on China for emergency medical supplies.

Energy Department Considers New Partnership to Bring Star Power to Earth

The federal government wants to put money directly in industry’s hands to bring the concept of fusion reactors from sci-fi to reality.

Lawrence Livermore Looks to Industry to Commercialize New Ventilator Prototype 

It all came together through a “skunkworks effort” to address the national shortage.

Energy’s Forthcoming Nuclear Security-Focused Supercomputer Could Be Faster Than Originally Expected

The system, set to be equipped with performance capabilities that could exceed 2 exaflops, is expected to break supercomputing speed barriers.