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Aerosol Structures Exposed By X-ray vision
2012-06-27 12:48:29

Laser probes microscopic components of air pollution

2012-05-16 22:36:58

For the first time, scientists have seen an X-ray-irradiated mineral go to two different states of matter in about 40 femtoseconds (a femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second).

3.4 Billion Pixel Telescope Plans Move One Step Further
2012-04-26 13:11:13

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the go ahead for a proposed 3.4 billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to move on to the next step of development.

2012-03-14 20:39:01

Researchers from Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the first-ever system of "designer electrons" – exotic variants of ordinary electrons with tunable properties that may ultimately lead to new types of materials and devices.

2012-03-05 13:11:22

Researchers working at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have used powerful X-rays to help decipher how certain natural antibiotics defy a longstanding set of chemical rules – a mechanism that has baffled organic chemists for decades.

Galaxy Could Be Teeming With 'Nomad Planets'
2012-02-24 09:17:30

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) suggest in a new study that the heavens could be teeming with “nomad planets,” wandering through space instead of orbiting around host stars.

2012-01-26 13:18:34

Lab scientists and international collaborators have created the shortest, purest X-ray laser pulses ever achieved, fulfilling a 45-year-old prediction and ultimately opening the door to new medicines, devices and materials.

Image 1 - Scientists Create World’s Most Powerful X-ray Laser
2012-01-26 06:20:13

In two separate studies, the world’s most powerful X-ray laser has been used to build the first atomic X-ray laser pulse, as well as to superheat and control a clump of 2-million-degree matter.

2011-11-18 03:31:25

If we could make plant food from nitrogen the way nature does, we'd have a much greener method for manufacturing fertilizer – a process that requires such high temperatures and pressures that it consumes about 1.5 percent of the world's energy.


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