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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 in detail with SLAC’s X-ray laser. Scientists say this new approach should work for bigger and more complicated molecules, too, allowing new insights into molecular behavior.
Closeup image of molecular movie frames
Researchers have squeezed a high-energy electron beam into tight bundles using terahertz radiation, a promising advance in watching the ultrafast world of atoms unfold.
Snively-Othman-UED
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
A better understanding of this phenomenon, which is crucial to many processes that occur in biologic...
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