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August 4, 2020
News Feature
Observations of dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way have yielded simultaneous constraints on three popular theories of dark matter.
July 30, 2020
News Feature
Scientists are deploying this state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography facility to study biological molecules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 27, 2020
News Brief
In a new perspective, SLAC and University of Paderborn scientists argue that research at synchrotrons could help improve water-purifying materials in ways that might not otherwise be possible.
Cracked, dry earth landscape
July 2, 2020
News Feature
New research could offer insights into the formation of planets like Earth and inform the design of more resilient materials.
Iron impact header
June 17, 2020
News Brief
For the first time, scientists have revealed the steps needed to turn on a receptor that helps regulate neuron firing. The findings might help researchers understand and someday treat addiction, psychosis and other neuropsychological diseases.
yellow and blue protein structures.
May 8, 2020
News Brief
New machine learning methods bring insights into how lithium ion batteries degrade, and show it’s more complicated than many thought.
Particles in a nickel-manganese-cobalt cathode are highlighted using a new computer vision algorithm.
February 24, 2020
News Brief
A cheap technique could detect neutrinos in polar ice, eventually allowing researchers to expand the energy reach of IceCube without breaking the bank.
Radar echo
February 21, 2020
News Brief
The 1950s and ‘60s poisoning event was long attributed to methylmercury, but studies at SLAC suggest a different compound was to blame. The findings could reshape toxicologists’ understanding of disease related to mercury poisoning.
Illustration of toxic waste being dumped from a pipe, a molecule, and a map showing the location of Minamata, Japan.
February 11, 2020
News Brief
Cryogenic electron microscopy can in principle make out individual atoms in a molecule, but distinguishing the crisp from the blurry parts of an image can be a challenge. A new mathematical method may help.
An overall image of the apoferritin molecule (left) and a small section (right)
January 20, 2020
News Brief
Discovered at SLAC and Stanford, this new class of unconventional superconductors is starting to give up its secrets – including a surprising 3D metallic state.
Graphic showing electronic structure of nickelate superconductor

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