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Browse the full collection of SLAC press releases and news features and stay up to date on the latest scientific advancements at the laboratory.

New SLAC-Stanford Battery Center bridges the gaps between discovering, manufacturing and deploying innovative energy storage solutions. 

Illustration showing a battery researcher at left, a battery at center and a grid of battery applications at right.

The SLAC-Stanford team pulled hydrogen directly from ocean waters. Their work could help efforts to generate low-carbon fuel for electric grids, cars, boats and other infrastructure.

This photograph shows ocean water funneling over rocks on about half of the photograph and deeper ocean water on the other part of the photograph. It is a view of the ocean from above, in the sky.
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KIPAC celebrates 20 years of research

An astronomy festival will mark the milestone.

Visitors at KIPAC are observing the sun through telescopes and sun-spotters.

A new study probing the structure and evolution of galaxy clusters shows good agreement with the predictions of standard cosmological models. 

A cluster of bright galaxies on a black background.

A molecule with hooks that can grip and disable the virus’s pesky protease shows potential for fighting infection.

This graphic illustration shows how a SARS-CoV-2 protease attaches to a new molecule. The new molecule is meant to slow the virus inside an infected person.

The ATLAS and CMS experiments have observed a process 4,000 times rarer than the production of Higgs bosons.

A person wearing a helmet kneels in front of a long metal particle accelerator tube.

SLAC researcher Sadasivan Shankar talks about a new environmental effort starting at the lab – building a roadmap that will help researchers improve the energy efficiency of computing, from devices like cellphones to artificial intelligence.

Sadasivan Shankar

The synthetic galaxy catalog will help test Roman's capabilities and foster collaboration with the Rubin project. 

A field of bright spots on a black background.

This year’s regional champions, Saratoga High School and Joaquin Miller Middle School, are accompanied by the first-ever Good Sport and Volunteer Award winners.

JoAnne Hewett presents medals to Saratoga High School students.

This ‘beautiful’ herringbone-like pattern could give rise to unique features that scientists are just starting to explore.

An illustration of a dramatic, herringbone-like pattern in the atomic lattice of a newly created quantum material. Against a black background, calcium atoms are seen as light blue spheres, cobalt atoms in dark blue and oxygen atoms in red. Lines connecting the oxygen atoms represent the atomic lattice.