A Decade of Discovery

This book provides a fascinating account of some of the most significant scientific discoveries and technological innovations coming out of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories in recent decades. This remarkable book illustrates how the men and women of the National Laboratories are keeping us on the cutting edge. Though few Americans are familiar with the scope and scale of the work conducted at these National Laboratories, their research is literally changing lives and bettering the planet. Through highly vivid and accessible stories, this book details recent breakthroughs in three critical areas: Energy and Environment, National Security and Life and Physical Science. It describes how this government funded research has resulted in more energy-efficient buildings; new, cleaner alternative fuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions; safer, more efficient, nuclear power plants; improved responses to disease outbreaks; more secure and streamlined airport security; more effective treatments for cancer and other diseases; and astonishing discoveries that are altering our understanding of the universe and enabling scientific breakthroughs in fields such as nanotechnology and particle physics. The book is truly a recent history of discovery—and a fascinating look at what the next decade holds.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 149p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PA-0017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2009 1:31PM