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Compact Light Source Improves CT Scans

A commercial X-ray source with roots in SLAC research enables multi-mode computer tomography scans that outperform routine scans in hospitals. The technique could potentially find widespread use in medicine and other fields.

Symmetry: Accelerating the Fight Against Cancer

As charged-particle therapies grow in popularity, physicists are working with other experts to make them smaller, cheaper and more effective—and more available to cancer patients in the United States.

Rebooted Muon Experiment Tests Detector Design at SLAC

Last year, a monster magnet set out from Brookhaven National Lab on an epic trek by land and sea to Fermilab, where it will serve as the heart of a search for evidence of new subatomic particles. Last month, researchers came to SLAC to test the eyes and nerves of the same experiment: a cutting-edge design for a new detector.

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