2015 News Feature Archive

February 17, 2015
News Feature
The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.
February 17, 2015
News Feature
An X-ray laser experiment could lead to new drugs that lessen the side effects caused by powerful painkillers like morphine.
Image - This rendering shows a type of cellular membrane protein known as a delta opioid receptor (purple) with a compound derived from a naturally occurring peptide (orange, blue and red) bound inside its “pocket.” The peptide compound shows promise as a
February 13, 2015
News Feature
Honored for early theoretical predictions that helped elucidate the nature of the strong force and the structure of the proton, he is still shaking things up today.
SLAC theoretical physicist James D. "BJ" Bjorken
February 13, 2015
News Feature
The Large Hadron Collider gears up for restart.
February 12, 2015
Press Release
Scientists have used an X-ray laser at SLAC to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on the way to becoming a molecule.
Illustration of a transition state in a chemical reaction.
February 11, 2015
Press Release
Researchers working at SLAC have captured the first X-ray portraits of living bacteria.
Image - This photo illustration shows a pond containing a visible bloom of cyanobacteria, with an artistic rendering of an individual cell, left, and a reconstructed image of a single cell based on data from an experiment at SLAC's LCLS X-ray laser.
February 9, 2015
News Feature
The 2015 event attracted 100 Bay Area high school students with San Jose’s Lynbrook High School emerging as the winner.
February 9, 2015
News Feature
Jens Nørskov, director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis at Stanford and SLAC, has been named a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers.
February 5, 2015
News Feature
A video campaign shows international support for construction of the International Linear Collider.
February 3, 2015
News Feature
Research reveals that the bacterial immune system can better destroy viral attackers by saving genetic records of previously encountered viruses.
February 2, 2015
News Feature
Scientists have assembled an exotic toolbox for experiments that tap into the brightest X-rays on the planet.
Image - This illustration shows a cutaway view of a type of sample system used at the Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser that jets samples in a superthin liquid or gel stream into its X-ray pulses. This system is known as a gas dynamic virtual nozzle
January 30, 2015
News Feature
A previous study claiming the discovery of gravitational waves as cosmic inflation’s fingerprint has most likely been over-interpreted, scientists found in a joint analysis between the Planck and BICEP2 experiments.
January 28, 2015
News Feature
Research performed in part at SLAC has provided new insights into how "TH proteins" couple two important processes needed to maintain healthy cells.
January 27, 2015
News Feature
He’s known for exploring fundamental properties of novel materials on the nanoscale, and for developing new tools for the exploration.
Stanford and SLAC Professor Tony Heinz
January 27, 2015
News Feature
Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.
January 22, 2015
News Feature
In an important step toward handling the nation’s uranium milling legacy, researchers try to understand why contamination at remediated uranium processing sites continues to persist at dangerously high levels.
January 21, 2015
News Feature
SLAC’s team of dark matter hunters recently gained a new member.
January 20, 2015
News Feature
Stanford and SLAC engineers observed electrons at work during catalytic reactions. Their findings challenge long-held theories about some catalysts, opening the door to new or improved renewable energy applications.
January 16, 2015
News Feature
A superconducting magnet begins its journey from SLAC laboratory in California to Brookhaven Lab in New York.
January 16, 2015
News Feature
His election recognizes a long history of accomplishment that began more than two decades ago at the SLAC Linear Collider.
SLAC staff physicist Peter Rowson (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

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