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14 Exciting Things Coming Soon from the National Labs

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Source: U.S. Department of Energy

There's a lot to get excited about in the next few years. Research at the Department of Energy's National Laboratories is poised to transform science and energy. From the most efficient solar panels ever to answers to questions about the origins of the universe, major breakthroughs are on the horizon. 

How do you top a 3D-printed sports car? By printing a house, of course! The National Labs are demonstrating that how we make things is about to change. Advanced manufacturing techniques like 3D printing create products that are lighter, stronger and less expensive to produce. After proving the concept by printing an electric sports car, a lab teamed up with industry to 3D print the house in this photo. What's next?

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