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protein snapshot
2014-12-10 06:59:01

An international research team that includes researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has captured the highest-resolution protein snapshots ever taken with an X-ray laser, revealing how a key protein in a photosynthetic bacterium changes shape when hit by light.

X-ray Laser Imaging Method Successfully Tested On Nanoscale Biological Samples
2014-11-18 03:58:16

An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray laser.

2014-08-21 12:29:17

20 Gigabytes of data produced per second to be shared with more than 2,000 scientists worldwide ARMONK, N.Y. and HAMBURG, Germany, Aug.

2014-07-08 16:22:15

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has received a contract totaling more than $6 million to provide power couplers for the European

Scientists Spin Cellulose Fibers That Are Stronger Than Steel
2014-06-02 12:24:56

A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibers at DESY's research light source PETRA III.

nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live.

Gas giant Jupiter
2014-03-12 05:09:27

An international team of researchers recently got a sneak peek deep into the lower atmospheric layers of gas giant planets such as Jupiter or Saturn using Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron's (DESY) X-ray laser FLASH.

Heating Water Ultrafast
2013-12-16 12:25:16

Scientists from the Hamburg Center for Free-Electron Laser Science have devised a novel way to boil water in less than a trillionth of a second.

Solar Cell Degradation Seen Directly For The First Time
2013-12-09 16:02:32

With the help of DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, researchers of Technische Universität München have, for the first time, watched organic solar cells degrade in real time.

World's Sharpest X-ray Beam Shines At DESY
2013-09-30 11:42:20

The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists from Göttingen generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres – this is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair.