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Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed its magnetic properties. The technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use in things like sensors and detectors.
Close up of strain pattern produced by stretching membrane
Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.
Dark matter forms into clumps, where galaxies and satellite galaxies form.
The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before.
A scientist working overlaid on a world map and images of tuberculosis bacteria.
An LCLS imaging technique reveals how a mosquito-borne bacterium deploys a toxin to kill mosquito larvae. Scientists hope to harness it to fight disease.
A photograph of mosquito larvae.
Hitting molecules with two photons of light at once set off unexpected processes that were captured...
Closeup image of molecular movie frames
With the right amount of pressure and surprisingly little heat, a substance found in fossil fuels ca...
Scientist holding diamondoid molecule moldels
A cheap technique could detect neutrinos in polar ice, eventually allowing researchers to expand the...
Radar echo
The 1950s and ‘60s poisoning event was long attributed to methylmercury, but studies at SLAC suggest...
Illustration of toxic waste being dumped from a pipe, a molecule, and a map showing the location of Minamata, Japan.
Twenty-eight teams went head-to-head, testing their science knowledge and buzzer skills, for the cha...
Students compete in 2020 SLAC Regional Science Bowl