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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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SLAC joins new LaserNetUS network to boost high-intensity laser research

The Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has joined a new research network called LaserNetUS that aims to boost access to high-intensity laser facilities at labs and universities across the country, including the Matter in...
30-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists present ideas for next-gen accelerator experiments

When the FACET-II facility at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory opens its doors to scientists from around the world in early 2020, it’ll offer exceptional conditions for experiments that aim to revolutionize the...
23-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers switch material from one state to another with a single flash of light

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have demonstrated a surprisingly simple way of flipping a material from one state into another, and then back again, with...
19-Oct-2018 2:05 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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