You can get a quick read on exciting historical research accomplishments of DOE and its predecessors via the DOE R&D AccomplishmentsBlog. The Blog provides comments about and calls attention to the multiple diverse aspects of the outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science. After viewing the short entries on the blog, you can then select the link to the DOE R&D Accomplishments website for more information.
The Blog showcases the website’s unique and specialized collection; celebrates anniversaries of historical research and resulting impacts; and highlights Nobel Laureates and their scientific influences and contributions.
The Blog originally grew out of 2009 Year of Science announcements and now contains historically significant documents, DOE/Predecessor connections to elements on the Periodic Table, important inventions, significant 'firsts' and discoveries, and much more.
The wide variety of interesting tidbits on the Blog can be food for thought and can provide insights into DOE/Predecessor history that are interesting yet may not be well known.