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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 13, 2020
News Feature
Twenty-eight teams went head-to-head, testing their science knowledge and buzzer skills, for the chance to go to the nationals in April.
Students compete in 2020 SLAC Regional Science Bowl
February 12, 2020
News Feature
A better understanding of this phenomenon, which is crucial to many processes that occur in biological systems and materials, could enable researchers to develop light-sensitive proteins for areas such as biological imaging and optogenetics.
photoexcitation
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)
February 6, 2020
News Brief
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These inexpensive photosensitizers could make solar power and chemical manufacturing more efficient. Experiments at SLAC offer insight into how they work.
Illustration of carbene reaction pathways
February 5, 2020
News Feature
SLAC scientists and collaborators are developing 3D copper printing techniques to build accelerator components.
3D-printed copper components
January 30, 2020
News Feature
In regions that lack the resources to treat the contaminated water, it can lead to disease, cancer, and even death.
Electrode tank
January 29, 2020
News Feature
Siqi Li develops connections with people and concepts while working on new technologies for accelerators.
Siqi Li headshot
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
January 13, 2020
News Feature
Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope may help astrophysicists understand what causes a faint cosmic gamma-ray glow.
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