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April 17, 2017
News Feature
SLAC celebrates five days of ultrafast science.
April 12, 2017
Press Release
Join us for five days of ultrafast science from April 17 to 21.
April 4, 2017
News Feature
Stanford and SLAC researchers are leading a multi-year effort to produce nitrogen-based fertilizers in a sustainable way, by inventing a solar-powered chemistry technology that can make it right on the farm and apply it directly to crops, drip-irrigation style.
March 31, 2017
News Feature
Scientists at SLAC and Stanford have identified active carbon catalysts and developed an electrochemical cell designed to purify water in small villages.
November 29, 2016
News Feature
After 30 years in industry, he is leading a new focus at the lab’s SSRL X-ray light source and looking for ways to build on research strengths at SLAC and Stanford.
Simon Bare at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
November 28, 2016
News Feature
Squeezing a platinum catalyst a fraction of a nanometer nearly doubles its catalytic activity, a finding that could lead to better fuel cells and other clean energy technologies.
November 22, 2016
News Feature
Paleontologist Phil Manning describes the “Imaging Life on Earth” project at TEDxCharleston.
September 23, 2016
News Feature
The discovery is one of the first steps towards mapping hues of fossilized species.
American kestrel feather
September 22, 2016
News Feature
Understanding how a material’s electrons interact with vibrations of its nuclear lattice could help design and control novel materials, from solar cells to high-temperature superconductors.
September 20, 2016
News Feature
A team led by chemists at Stanford University and SLAC 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.