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Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators

Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That’s the result of a new computational study by researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National...
13-Dec-2018 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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To curb maternal deaths in developing countries, researchers use X-rays to map a lifesaving drug in action

A team that includes researchers from the Bridge Institute at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory used X-rays to map the shape of a receptor in the body as it binds with...
3-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The future of fighting cancer: zapping tumors in less than a second

New accelerator-based technology being developed by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under...
28-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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X-Rays Show How Periods of Stress Changed an Ice Age Hyena to the Bone

An international team has unearthed what life might have been like for a now-extinct subspecies of spotted hyena. They found that despite their massive size, some cave hyenas experienced times of hardship that affected them to the bone, causing...
13-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers create most complete high-res atomic movie of photosynthesis to date

Despite its role in shaping life as we know it, many aspects of photosynthesis remain a mystery. An international collaboration between scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and several other...
5-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dancing atoms in perovskite materials provide insight into how solar cells work

A new study is a step forward in understanding why perovskite materials work so well in energy devices and potentially leads the way toward a theorized “hot” technology that would significantly improve the efficiency of today’s solar cells.
7-Nov-2018 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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In Materials Hit with Light, Individual Atoms and Vibrations Take Disorderly Paths

Revealed for the first time by a new X-ray laser technique, their surprisingly unruly response has profound implications for designing and controlling materials.
1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists make first detailed measurements of key factors related to high-temperature superconductivity

In independent studies reported in Science and Nature, scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University report two important advances: They measured collective vibrations of electrons for the...
31-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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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