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National Labs Showcase New Research Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

Ernest Moniz
Ernest Moniz

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz led the activities at a National Lab Day attended by representatives from the 17 national laboratories across the U.S. and Sens. Dick Durbin and Jim Risch.

Donald Johnston writes on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website that the event is intended to highlight research projects by the national labs in the areas of energy innovation and environmental sustainability, manufacturing innovations, national security, discovery science and high-performance computing.

The report said Durbin and Risch were also on hand to announce the launch of the Senate National Laboratory Caucus, which targets increased awareness of the national labs’ contributions to both technology development and national issues.

“I am proud to join Senator Risch in establishing the Senate National Laboratory Caucus,” said Durbin. “By working together across the aisle, we can make certain that U.S. labs continue to build on their successes and remain world leaders in cutting-edge research.”

Johnston reports that the event also included demonstrations of 14 research projects on additive manufacturing and multicore computing, among other technologies.

“The national labs continue to advance science, clean energy and nuclear security in this country, as they have for decades,” Moniz said during the event.

“The labs also provide essential capabilities for university and industrial researchers – nearly 30,000 per year – and advance technology frontiers,” he added.

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