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Latest SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Stories

Cheaper Methanol Production From New Catalyst
2014-03-03 08:59:49

An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation.

Scientists Show X-ray Laser Can Solve Protein Structures From Scratch
2013-11-25 10:17:33

A study shows for the first time that X-ray lasers can be used to generate a complete 3-D model of a protein without any prior knowledge of its structure.

2-D Tin Could Be The Next Super Material
2013-11-21 14:32:00

Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature

Accelerator On A Chip
2013-09-28 04:45:02

A new technique used by researchers from the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could dramatically reduce the size of particle accelerators.

Speed Limit Set For Fastest Electrical Switch
2013-07-29 08:45:07

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral.

Gold Nanocrystal Vibration Captured On Billion-frames-per-second Film For First Time
2013-05-24 07:22:10

The film, which was made using 3D imaging pioneered at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL, reveals important information about the composition of gold. The findings are published in the journal Science.

Flow Battery Stores Wind And Solar Energy
2013-04-24 19:32:25

Researchers reported they have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could be used in solar and wind energy.

2013-03-18 20:49:50

AURA announced today that Dr. Steven M. Kahn will assume the role of Director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project effective July 1, 2013.

Powerful X-Ray Lets Researchers Watch Chemical Reactions In Real Time
2013-03-15 10:08:39

Using an extremely powerful X-ray laser, researchers have successfully observed how a catalyst behaves during a chemical reaction in real time.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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