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Three SLAC Employees Awarded Lab’s Highest Honor

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At a March 7 ceremony, three employees of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory were awarded the lab’s highest honor ­– the SLAC Director’s Award.
16-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Corrective 'Eyeglasses' Now Available For X-Ray Research Facilities

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A research collaboration designed and built special spectacles, or corrective phase plates, for use at light sources that use high-intensity X-rays to probe matter in fine detail. Nature Communications published the details of the method, developed...
1-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Droplet-on-Tape Method Assists Biochemical Research at X-Ray Lasers

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scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and other institutes designed a new assembly-line system that rapidly replaces exposed biological...
27-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harker School Wins 2017 SLAC Regional Science Bowl Competition

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After losing its first match of the day to the defending champions, The Harker School’s team won 10 consecutive rounds to claim victory in the annual SLAC Regional DOE Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 11.
23-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protein Structure Solved From Smallest Crystals Yet

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An international team of scientists used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to determine the structure of an insect virus’s crystalline protein “cocoon.”
16-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

SLAC Study Helps Explain Why Uranium Persists in Groundwater at Former Mining Sites

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A recent study led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory helps describe how uranium cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to remove.
2-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Taking Down a Giant: 699 Tons of SLAC’s Accelerator Removed for Upgrade

For the first time in more than 50 years, a door that is opened at the western end of the historic linear accelerator at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory casts light on four empty walls stretching as far as the eye...
31-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sketching Out Magnetism With Electricity

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In a proof-of-concept study published in Nature Physics, researchers drew magnetic squares in a nonmagnetic material with an electrified pen and then “read” this magnetic doodle with X-rays.
11-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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