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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.

Researchers Watch Photosynthesis Catalyst In Action
2013-02-15 16:11:08

Researchers used an X-ray laser to catch a glimpse of photosynthesis in action. The new technique allowed them to observe the structure and chemical behavior of a natural catalyst involved in photosynthesis.

New Results Pave Way For Future Of X-ray Astrophysics Research
2012-12-13 17:36:02

Scientists are paving the way for future X-ray astrophysics research by explaining why observations from orbiting X-ray telescopes do not match theoretical predictions.

Ulcer Bug's Achilles' Heel Found Through Experiment
2012-12-10 21:25:38

Experiments at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have revealed a potential new way to attack common stomach bacteria that cause ulcers and significantly increase the odds of developing stomach cancer.

mesons
2012-11-19 09:40:39

Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction, new analysis shows

Supercharged Atoms Force Rethink On Existing Theories
2012-11-12 12:21:38

An international team of researchers has created ionized xenon atoms so positively charged that scientists involved in the study are now saying the existing theories need to be reexamined.

Prestigious Panofsky Prize Won By Stanford's Blas Cabrera For Dark Matter Work
2012-10-03 09:14:11

The search for dark matter runs deep with physicists Blas Cabrera and Bernard Sadoulet, who have chased this mystery far underground and will be recognized for their work as joint recipients of the 2013 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

Extreme Plasma Theories Are Being Put To The Test
2012-08-07 13:20:41

The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year old model used to explain how ions influence each other's behavior in a dense plasma.

BELLA Laser Achieves One Pulse Per Second For World Record Power
2012-07-27 12:07:54

BELLA Laser Achieves One Pulse Per Second For World Record Power

X-ray Imaging To Observe Running Batteries In Action
2012-07-18 09:56:44

Most electric cars, from the Tesla Model S to the Nissan Leaf, run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries – a pricey technology that accounts for more than half of the vehicle's total cost.


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