2014 News Feature Archive

May 22, 2014
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The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report, released today, recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.
May 21, 2014
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The Department of Energy has awarded two Stanford scientists funding through the agency’s Early Career Research Program.
May 21, 2014
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A new battery design harnesses waste heat in a four-step process: heating, charging, cooling and discharging.
May 16, 2014
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When the Large Hadron Collider restarts, it will be an even more powerful dark-matter-hunting machine.
May 15, 2014
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Researchers have discovered that an Ebola virus protein can transform into three distinct structures with different functions. This rather uncommon property provides new clues for the development of potential drugs for deadly hemorrhagic fever.
Illustration - Ebola virus transformations
May 15, 2014
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Given a year to mature, the Institute for Chemical Biology is relaunching under a new name that better reflects its vision of bringing Stanford's unique interdisciplinary culture to bear at a new frontier of chemistry.
May 14, 2014
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In a recent experiment at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, scientists "tickled" atoms to explore the flow of heat and energy across materials at ultrasmall scales.
Photo - A view of a materials science experimental setup at SLAC's Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL). The circular instrument that frames this photo is part of a diffractometer that was used to align samples and a detector with X-rays.
May 8, 2014
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About 550 visitors from all over the Bay Area came to explore a wide range of the institute’s cosmic research topics.
Photo - 3-D movies at the 2014 KIPAC open house
May 5, 2014
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In a few years, scientists will come out with a new map of a third of the sky, one that will go deeper and bring that depth into sharper focus than any survey has yet achieved.
May 2, 2014
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SLAC recently hosted a forward-looking group of theoretical and experimental particle physicists. Their purpose: Follow the science to determine what a post-LHC collider could teach us about the universe.
Photo - Members of the Physics at 100 TeV workshop
May 1, 2014
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SLAC-led researchers have made the first direct measurements of a small, extremely rapid atomic rearrangement that dramatically changes the properties of many important materials.
The transformation of cadmium sulfide nanocrystals
April 29, 2014
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Science is no longer the wallflower who doesn’t get asked to the dance, writes physicist Glen Crawford in an essay about science outreach past and present.
April 25, 2014
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Students from US universities work on LHC experiments through a new research abroad program.
April 24, 2014
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Scientists at SLAC and Stanford show how high-temperature superconductivity emerges out of magnetism in an iron pnictide, a class of materials with great potential for making devices that conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency.
An illustration of electrons pairing up like dancers at a party
April 23, 2014
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The recent BICEP2 discovery of evidence for cosmic inflation might point to new physics.
April 22, 2014
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Rolls-Royce researchers came to SLAC earlier this month as part of a team testing titanium and its alloys, such as those used in engine parts, landing gear and other aircraft components
Photo - Despina Milathianaki, a staff scientist at SLAC's LCLS, holds a series of titanium alloy samples prepared for an experiment. The experiment was designed to study the laser-shocked state of the materials. (Fabricio Sousa/SLAC)
April 21, 2014
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A new trigger system will expand what ATLAS scientists can look for during high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider.
April 17, 2014
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Agostino Marinelli, a postdoctoral researcher in the Accelerator Directorate, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Frank Sacherer Prize from the European Physical Society.
SLAC accelerator physicist Agostino Marinelli in the LCLS Undulator Hall
April 17, 2014
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During a day of talks at Stanford University, theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind explained “Why I Teach Physics to Old Codgers, and How It Got to Be a YouTube Sensation.”
April 16, 2014
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SLAC's Siegfried Glenzer has been selected to receive an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, presented by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to honor scientists across a range of fields.
Photo - Siegfried Glenzer

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