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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

SLAC Study: Light Can Switch on Topological Materials

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Theoretical physicists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used computer simulations to show how special light pulses could create robust channels where electricity flows without resistance in an atomically thin...
4-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide

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Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical...
22-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Masters of Crystallization

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Biology isn't just for biologists anymore. That's nowhere more apparent than in the newly furnished lab in room 097 of the Shriram Center basement, where flasks of bacterial and animal cells, snug in their incubators, are churning out proteins...
14-Dec-2016 2:05 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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