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This page contains links to Snapshots of Department of Energy (DOE) Research and Development (R&D) Accomplishments. These Snapshots are the outcomes of past R&D that have had economic impact or have improved people’s lives, or which promise to do so. They are quick pictures, introductions, overviews, or synopses. Where applicable, links to full-text reports about the topic are provided.

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DOE Decades of Discovery [added 7/2001]

DOE R&D 100 Awards [added 11/1999]

Interesting Insights [added 6/2008]

Discoveries at Fermilab [added 8/2006]

Celebrating 40 Years of Science & Discovery:  Four Decades of “Cool” Inventions at PNNL [added 10/1999]

Battery Power



AEC Information Retrieval Experiment [added 5/2006]

Building the Information Superhighway [added 2/2000]

Priority Service for Internet Traffic Demonstrated, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) [added 10/1999]

Happy Webiversary [added 5/2013]

To the South Pole on MBone:  First Live Multicast Connection, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL [added 10/1999]






Livermore Scientists Team with Russia to Discover Element 118, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) [added 5/2013]
Results from the First 249Cf + 48Ca Experiment [added 5/2013]
Element 118 - Ununoctium [added 5/2013]

International Team Discovers Element 117, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) [added 5/2013]
Element 117 - Ununseptium [added 5/2013]

Discovery of Promethium, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) [added 5/2013]
Element 61 [added 5/2013]

Putting More Pressure on Hydrogen, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) [added 5/2013]
Element 1 [added 5/2013]



Health and Medicine


Life:  Babies and Archaea


Big World of Small Neutrinos, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) [added 5/2013]

Neutrino Research Supported by the DOE Office of Science [added 5/2013]


The Top Quark, Its Discovery, and Subsequent Research [added 4/2007]

Physicists Discover New Particle:  The Bottom-most “Bottomonium”, SLAC [added 5/2013]

Thirty Years of Quarky Nuclear Physics, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) [added 5/2013]

The Physics of RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider), Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) [added 5/2013]


Technology and Inventions


WWII and the Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project [added 5/2013]

The Manhattan Project:  Its Story [added 5/2013]

The Graphite Reactor:  A Historic Landmark at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) [added 10/1999]

Peaceful Uses of the Atom [added 1/2004]


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