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Radiation Damage Lowers Melting Point of Potential Fusion Reactor Material

SLAC’s ‘electron camera’ films rapidly melting tungsten and reveals atomic-level material behavior that could impact the design of future reactors.
24-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Collider Concept Would Take Quantum Theories to an Extreme

A new idea for smashing beams of elementary particles into one another could reveal how light and matter interact under extreme conditions that may exist on the surfaces of exotic astrophysical objects, in powerful cosmic light bursts and star...
22-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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In a first, researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil – a 3-million-year-old mouse

Researchers have for the first time detected chemical traces of red pigment in an ancient fossil – an exceptionally well-preserved mouse, not unlike today’s field mice, that roamed the fields of what is now the German village of Willershausen...
17-May-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Record-shattering underwater sound

A team of researchers has produced a record-shattering underwater sound with an intensity that eclipses that of a rocket launch. The intensity was equivalent to directing the electrical power of an entire city onto a single square meter, resulting...
16-May-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC/Stanford researchers prepare for a new quantum revolution

The tech world is abuzz about quantum information science (QIS). This emerging technology explores bizarre quantum effects that occur on the smallest scales of matter and could potentially revolutionize the way we live.
9-May-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Probing battery hotspots for safer energy storage

For the first time, a team of researchers has studied the effects of tiny areas within lithium metal batteries that are much hotter than their surroundings. These hotspots, the researchers find, can make batteries grow spiky tumors of metal called...
9-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Create the First Maps of Two Melatonin Receptors Essential for Sleep

An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake up and guide...
22-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Capturing the behavior of single-atom catalysts on the move

Scientists are excited by the prospect of stripping catalysts down to single atoms. Attached by the millions to a supporting surface, they could offer the ultimate in speed and specificity. Now researchers have taken an important step toward...
23-Apr-2019 8:05 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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