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July 11, 2014
News Feature
Together, three experiments, two with major SLAC contributions, will search for a variety of types of dark matter particles.
July 1, 2014
News Feature
Two dark matter hunters with decades of experience between them are turning SLAC into their base of operations for LZ, the next big dark matter search.
Photo - Dark matter hunters Thomas Shutt (l) and Daniel Akerib.
June 27, 2014
News Feature
Efforts are already underway to ensure that the data the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collects will be ready to be mined for scientific gold.
June 24, 2014
The 30-ton MicroBooNE detector, the cornerstone of Fermilab’s short-baseline neutrino program, will see neutrinos this year.
June 24, 2014
News Feature
The Open Science Grid enables faster, more efficient analysis of LHC data—and also contributes to advancements in fields from geology to medicine.
June 23, 2014
News Feature
A new result from the Large Hadron Collider strengthens the case that the Higgs interacts with both types of particles in the Standard Model.
June 20, 2014
News Feature
Students estimate their way through pop culture problems to learn a life skill.
June 9, 2014
News Feature
A sensor design first envisioned in 1995 by physicists and engineers at SLAC plays a starring role in a major ATLAS detector upgrade at the Large Hadron Collider.
Photo - Several 3-D sensors etched into a silicon wafer
June 4, 2014
News Feature
If it exists, a type of decay called neutrinoless double-beta decay will show that neutrinos are their own antiparticles and can help scientists determine their masses.
Photo – SLAC engineers weld the xenon vessel shut
June 3, 2014
News Feature
Differences between two types of black-hole-powered galaxies may reflect a change in how the galaxies extract energy from their central black holes.

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