A Decade of Discovery
Us Dept of Energy
Government Printing Office, 2009 - Business & Economics - 149 pages
A Decade of Discovery 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. 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 our lives and bettering our 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 governmentfunded 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.
A Decade of Discovery is truly a recent history of discovery--and a fascinating look at what the next decade holds.
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