2016 News Feature Archive

December 26, 2016
Press Release
Scientists at Stanford and SLAC use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires.
Diamondoids on a lab bench and under microscope, with penny for scale
December 21, 2016
News Feature
Champion of nuclear nonproliferation, former deputy director of SLAC and winner of numerous prestigious awards, Sidney Drell was a groundbreaking researcher and outstanding leader who wanted to make the world a better place.
Photo of Sid Drell
December 20, 2016
News Feature
Scientists furthered studies of the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy and cosmic inflation and continued the search for undiscovere
December 14, 2016
News Feature
When molecules won't crystallize and technology confounds, who you gonna call?
December 13, 2016
News Feature
Holiday guests will gravitate toward these physics cookies.
December 12, 2016
News Feature
SLAC launched America’s first website on Dec. 12, 1991.
December 8, 2016
News Feature
What have scientists learned in five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment?
December 6, 2016
News Feature
Can the same type of technology Facebook uses to recognize faces also recognize particles?
December 5, 2016
News Feature
A technique for probing the surface of particles revealed how toxins move from the soil to groundwater.
November 29, 2016
News Feature
After 30 years in industry, he is leading a new focus at the lab’s SSRL X-ray light source and looking for ways to build on research strengths at SLAC and Stanford.
Simon Bare at SLAC’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
November 28, 2016
News Feature
Squeezing a platinum catalyst a fraction of a nanometer nearly doubles its catalytic activity, a finding that could lead to better fuel cells and other clean energy technologies.
November 22, 2016
News Feature
Paleontologist Phil Manning describes the “Imaging Life on Earth” project at TEDxCharleston.
November 21, 2016
Press Release
New X-ray methods have captured the highest resolution room-temperature images of photosystem II.
November 21, 2016
News Feature
SLAC experiments demonstrate a new way to access valence electrons, which are important in forming chemical bonds and determine many of a material’s properties.
Yong Sing You and Shambhu Ghimire in the PULSE laser laboratory
November 17, 2016
News Feature
Four physicists discuss Higgs boson research since the discovery.
November 15, 2016
News Feature
Physicists and scientific computing experts prepare for an onslaught of petabytes.
November 14, 2016
Press Release
Scientists used SLAC's LCLS X-ray laser to make the first snapshots of a chemical interaction between two biomolecules. It changes the shape of millions of molecular switches almost instantaneously, like synchronized swimmers performing the same move.
Illustration depicting a chemical interaction as synchronized swimmers
November 9, 2016
News Feature
The team determined the 3-D structure of a biomolecule by tagging it with selenium atoms and taking hundreds of thousands of images.
November 7, 2016
News Feature
An accomplished academic leader and longtime member of the Stanford community, Drell will become the university’s chief academic officer and chief budgetary officer. She will assume the role Feb. 1.
November 7, 2016
News Feature
Focused X-rays reveal how rocks under high pressure transform into different materials.

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