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June 22, 2017
Universities in sub-Saharan Africa are teaming up to offer free training to students interested in fundamental physics.
June 22, 2017
A new X-ray laser technique allows scientists to home in on these single-electron triggers to better understand organic molecules that respond to...
June 22, 2017
With SLAC’s X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping this crucial bond from triggering a cell's...
An optical laser (green) excites the iron-containing active site of the protein cytochrome c, and then an X-ray laser (white) probes the iron.

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May 31, 2017
When scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory focused the full intensity of the world’s most powerful X-ray l
molecular black hole
May 2, 2017
An excess of gamma rays at the center of the Milky Way, previously discussed as a sign of dark matter, is likely caused by the superdense remains of...
April 12, 2017
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