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Mysterious soil virus gene seen for first time

Until now, scientists have wondered whether some AMG proteins play a role in critical soil processes, like carbon cycling. To find out more about soil AMGs, researchers determined the atomic structure of a protein that is expressed by a particular...
20-Sep-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers at SLAC use purified liquid xenon to search for mysterious dark matter particles

An enormous vat of pure liquid xenon will help scientists at SLAC and around the globe learn more about the universe.
15-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Chengcheng Fan wins 2022 Klein Award for coronavirus vaccine and protein transporter research

Fan’s X-ray crystallography work at SLAC’s synchrotron moves us closer to a more protective coronavirus vaccine and a better understanding of how vital materials flow in and out of cells.
14-Sep-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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SARS-CoV-2 protein caught severing critical immunity pathway

Over the past two years, scientists have studied the SARS-CoV-2 virus in great detail, laying the foundation for developing COVID-19 vaccines and antiviral treatments. Now, for the first time, scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National...
8-Sep-2022 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Diamond rain’ on giant icy planets could be more common than previously thought

A new study has found that “diamond rain,” a long-hypothesized exotic type of precipitation on ice giant planets, could be more common than previously thought. In an earlier experiment, researchers mimicked the extreme temperatures and...
1-Sep-2022 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Helium’s chilling journey to cool a particle accelerator

En route to record-breaking X-rays, SLAC’s Cryogenic team built a helium-refrigeration plant that lowers the LCLS-II accelerator to superconducting temperatures.
31-Aug-2022 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vintage SLAC accelerator software spreads its wings

SLAC works with two small businesses to adapt its pioneering software, ACE3P, for scientific computing and manufacturing design. The goal: to make using DOE supercomputers easier and more efficient.
29-Aug-2022 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How do you take a better image of atom clouds? Mirrors – lots of mirrors

To capture as much information as possible about clouds of atoms at the heart of the MAGIS-100 experiment, SLAC scientists devised a dome of mirrors that gathers more light from more angles.
19-Aug-2022 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Q&A: From particle beams to cancer treatment – fundamental research that affects everyday life

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory study some of the most fundamental questions about our universe: What are the properties of elementary particles? What drives the expansion of the universe? But the...
7-Mar-2022 12:35 PM EST

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SLAC’s Panofsky fellows talk about what makes their research so exciting

Among the many scientists who push the frontiers of knowledge at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the Panofsky fellows stand out.
3-Jun-2021 1:20 PM EDT

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A day in the life of an X-ray laser coach

SLAC scientist Siqi Li works on new methods to allow researchers using LCLS, our X-ray laser, to observe the motion of electrons or do high-resolution imaging. When she’s not working to create more efficient and advanced X-ray lasers, Li likes to...
29-Jan-2020 6:25 PM EST

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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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