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Structural biology research conducted at SLAC's X-ray laser has uncovered how small insecticidal protein crystals that are naturally produced by bacteria might be tailored to combat dengue fever and the Zika virus.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratory operated by Stanford University.
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“Having focused on design and prototyping for some time now, it’s very exciting to be moving forward toward building the LZ detector and the production-scale purification systems that will process its xenon,” said Dan Akerib, who co-leads SLAC’s LZ team. “The goal is to limit contamination from another element, krypton, to just one-tenth of a part per trillion.”
LUX-ZEPLIN, an ultrasensitive dark matter detector, is on track to begin its mile-deep hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs in 2020.
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The research could help design and control materials with intriguing properties, including novel electronics, solar cells and superconductors.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratory operated by Stanford University.
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For decades, scientists have known that certain zeolites – an ordinary crystalline material – could convert methane into methanol at room temperature, as opposed to the high temperatures and pressures needed for the current process. The question was, how do zeolites work?
By Mark Shwartz A team led by chemists at Stanford University has unraveled a longstanding mystery that brings them one step closer to a cleaner, more energy-efficient way to make methanol, an important industrial chemical used in products such as paints, plastics and glues.
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Perhaps the wide and not a powerful laser beam can be release.
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Makoto Hashimoto, a staff scientist at SLAC's synchrotron, has received the Farrel W. Lytle Award for his technical and scientific contributions to a research program that has produced new insights about high-temperature superconductors.
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Explore "A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale" at our next free public lecture on September 27.
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The three SLAC postdocs are also Tech Trek volunteers who recently participated in the program’s Professional Women’s Night presentation to engage in a lively discussion with middle-schoolers and answer their questions.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratory operated by Stanford University.
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Using SLAC's synchrotron, the researchers were able to map elements that make up pigments responsible for red and black colors in feathers. They hope to use this information to find traces of the same pigments in fossil specimens of extinct animals, such as dinosaurs.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science laboratory operated by Stanford University.
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What does “Schroedinger’s Cat” have to do with X-ray movies of atomic motion?
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SLAC will lead the consortium’s efforts to quickly discover, develop and evaluate new materials for making solar modules cheaper, more efficient and more durable.
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The historic detection of gravitational waves announced earlier this year breathed new life into a theory that’s been around for decades: that black holes created in the first second of the universe might make up dark matter. It also inspired a new idea: that those so-called primordial black holes could be contributing to a diffuse background light.
What can the surprisingly huge mass of the black holes detected by LIGO tell us about dark matter and the early universe?
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Last year, scientists gained yet another invaluable tool: the ability to hear the cosmos through gravitational waves.
A new tool lets astronomers listen to the universe for the first time.
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SLAC researchers and facilities explore the frontier questions of science.
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of the 10 Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratories and is operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE. Since its opening in 1962, SLAC has been helping create the future. We've built the world’s longest particle accelerator, discovered fundamental building blocks of matter and lead countless experiments to test and explore the physical nature of the universe.