"Invisible Science" from the
Department of Energy
A new video series from the Department of Energy focuses on advancements and discoveries stemming from research performed in the national labs, research that may not be visible to the naked eye.
Air conditioners, for instance, epitomize invisible technology – until the energy bill arrives. An AC unit that a team of national lab researchers is developing has the potential to save industry and consumers billions of dollars each year. Certain coal-based power plants optimize their processes with an open-source software developed by computer scientists at the national labs, reducing the use of a valuable non-renewable resource. Other researchers worked directly with industry to develop a soy-based alternative to a widely used petroleum-based product, increasing our energy security and lowering the company's carbon footprint.
-This article was provided by the Department of Energy Office of Public Affairs.-