2016 News Feature Archive

August 9, 2016
News Feature
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will measure light from 35 million cosmic objects for new insights into what causes the universe to expand faster and faster.
August 8, 2016
News Feature
Silicon chips can store data in billionths of a second, but phase-change memory could be 1,000 times faster, while using less energy and requiring less space.
August 4, 2016
Press Release
An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications.
August 2, 2016
News Feature
The scientists develop methods to study neutrinos from star explosions and search for unknown particles and forces with possible ties to dark matter.
August 1, 2016
News Feature
The mirrors only differ by one atom in flatness, from end to end.
July 29, 2016
News Feature
The White House announced $50 million in funding for ‘Battery500’, a five year effort, as part of a package of initiatives to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S.
July 28, 2016
News Feature
The Standard Model is far more than elementary particles arranged in a table.
July 26, 2016
News Feature
The first website to be hosted in the US has grown to be an invaluable hub for open science.
July 21, 2016
News Feature
In its final run, the LUX experiment increased its sensitivity four-fold, but dark matter remains elusive.
July 20, 2016
News Feature
Now the startup, Lumeras LLC, has a viable commercial product, and scientists have a new tool for studying the behavior of complex materials.
Lumeras founder Andrew Merriam, left, and SLAC/Stanford Professor Zhi-Xun Shen with a tabletop laser the company developed
July 19, 2016
News Feature
The goal: Develop high-tech coatings that make the detector’s mirrors less “noisy”.
July 14, 2016
News Feature
The new MFX station expands the X-ray laser’s capability and flexibility for biological studies, which are increasingly in demand at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source.
July 12, 2016
News Feature
What’s the difference between a synchrotron and a cyclotron, anyway?
July 11, 2016
News Feature
Four Stanford students receive funding for work on novel accelerators and beams for SLAC's X-ray laser.
July 6, 2016
Press Release
Before Hitomi died, it sent back X-ray data that explain how turbulent motions may prevent cooling of hot gas.
June 29, 2016
News Feature
Science-interested teens spent a week at the lab learning more about STEM at the inaugural Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC.
June 22, 2016
News Feature
Computer models predict how the first clumps of matter formed – and what our universe's future holds.
June 17, 2016
News Feature
Yi Cui and colleagues have developed new ways to improve hydrogen production and rechargeable zinc batteries.
June 15, 2016
News Feature
A new device at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.
Electrons spiral through the Delta undulator.
June 14, 2016
News Feature
Project Poltergeist led to the discovery of the ghostly particle.

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