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February 2, 2017
News Feature
The contaminant binds to organic matter in sediments, which increases persistence in groundwater.
December 5, 2016
News Feature
A technique for probing the surface of particles revealed how toxins move from the soil to groundwater.
August 15, 2016
Press Release
Researchers at SLAC and Stanford have created a nanostructured device, about half the size of a postage stamp, that harnesses more of the sun's spectrum of light to disinfect water much faster than with ultraviolet rays alone.
A researcher holds a tiny device that uses sunlight to disinfect water.
July 29, 2016
News Feature
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
January 22, 2015
News Feature
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.
January 22, 2015
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.
November 17, 2014
News Feature
Scientists have used SLAC’s X-ray laser to produce detailed images of tiny cellular structures that play a major role in Earth’s life-sustaining carbon cycle.
Image - A geometric structure from a bacterial cell, called a carboxysome, is struck by an X-ray pulse (purple) at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
November 13, 2014
News Feature
A new experimental station in development at SLAC will expand capabilities for atomic-scale explorations in human health, biology, energy and environmental science.
Image - This artistic rendering shows planned instrumentation for a Macromolecular Femtosecond Crystallography (MFX) experimental station at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source. MFX will expand LCLS's capacity and flexibility for biological experiments.
September 23, 2014
Particle physicists and scientists from other disciplines are finding ways to help one another answer critical questions.
June 2, 2014
Understanding the origins of our solar system, the future of our planet or humanity requires complex calculations run on high-power computers.
Photo - tom abel in srcc

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