2015 News Feature Archive

July 22, 2015
Press Release
A biomedical breakthrough reveals never-before-seen details of the human body’s cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal responses.
July 21, 2015
News Feature
Explore the elementary particles that make up our universe.
July 16, 2015
News Feature
The ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC see something mysterious, but it’s too soon to pop the Champagne.
July 15, 2015
News Feature
In separate studies, researchers at Stanford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison report advances on chemical reactions essential to fuel-cell technology.
July 15, 2015
News Feature
What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates? 
July 10, 2015
News Feature
A new design tested in experiments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory could improve plastic solar panel materials.
Scientists devised a new arrangement of solar cell ingredients, with bundles of polymer donors (green rods) and neatly organized carbon molecules, also known as fullerenes or buckyballs, serving as acceptors (purple, tan). (UCLA)
July 9, 2015
News Feature
Scientists are ready to handle the increased data of the current run of the Large Hadron Collider.
July 7, 2015
News Feature
Dark energy is everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is.
July 6, 2015
News Feature
Researchers have used an X-ray laser to record, in detail never possible before, the microscopic motion and effects of shock waves rippling across diamond.
Image - Researchers prepare for an experiment in the Matter in Extreme Conditions station’s chamber at SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser. (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
June 25, 2015
News Feature
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will produce a 3-D space map using a ‘hive’ of robots. 
June 24, 2015
News Feature
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope creates maps of the gamma-ray sky.
June 24, 2015
News Feature
A batch of newly discovered satellite dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way should help scientists better grasp the evolution of the universe while also honing in on dark matter's identity.
June 23, 2015
News Feature
SIMES scientists have developed a cheap and efficient way to extract clean-burning hydrogen fuel from water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
June 22, 2015
Press Release
Scientists for the first time tracked ultrafast structural changes, captured in quadrillionths-of-a-second steps, as ring-shaped gas molecules burst open and unraveled.
Image - This illustration shows shape changes that occur in quadrillionths-of-a-second intervals in a ring-shaped molecule that was broken open by light. (SLAC)
June 19, 2015
News Feature
SLAC has led the development and implementation of a variety of upgrades to the ATLAS experiment to match the increased discovery potential of an LHC now operating at record proton collision energies.
June 17, 2015
Press Release
Researchers discovered that adding two chemicals to the electrolyte of a lithium metal battery prevents the formation of dendrites – “fingers” of lithium that pierce the barrier between the battery’s halves, causing it to short out, overheat and sometimes burst into flame.
Image - concept of dendrites v pancakes
June 17, 2015
News Feature
The end of the Cold War and the cancellation of the Superconducting Super Collider led to the creation of a life-saving medical device.
June 11, 2015
News Feature
The fellowship will support their research on new capabilities for the lab's X-ray free-electron lasers and new telescope technology to look for signs of cosmic inflation.
June 11, 2015
News Feature
Masanori Yamauchi started his three-year term as head of Japan’s major center of particle physics research this spring.
June 10, 2015
News Feature
X-ray studies at SLAC have observed an exotic property that could improve performance in ever-smaller computer components.
A property known as 3-D negative electronic compressibility, observed for the first time in research conducted, in part, at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, could potentially be used in computer chip components to reduce heat buildup. (@iStockphoto)

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