2019 News Feature Archive

December 18, 2019
News Feature
As the massive LSST camera project reaches its culmination, Hannah Pollek is one of the engineers in the clean room each day putting the pieces together.
Hannah Pollek Portrait
December 17, 2019
News Brief
A new understanding of the nucleation process could shed light on how the shells help microbes interact with their environments, and help people design self-assembling nanostructures for various tasks.
Illustration of tiles forming a microbial shell
December 16, 2019
News Brief
What they learned could lead to a better understanding of how antibiotics are broken down in the body, potentially leading to the development of more effective drugs.
December 13, 2019
News Brief
A new study uncovers how a critical protein binds to drugs used to treat asthma and other inflammatory diseases.
Anti-asthmatic drugs
December 4, 2019
News Feature
A better understanding of these materials and how they store and transport oil and gas could one day enable more efficient fossil fuel production.
Aromatic carbon
December 3, 2019
News Feature
It reveals an abrupt transition in cuprates where particles give up their individuality. The results flip a popular theory on its head.
Illustration of abrupt transition in normal state of a cuprate
December 2, 2019
Press Release
Called XLEAP, the new method will provide sharp views of electrons in chemical processes that take place in billionths of a billionth of a second and drive crucial aspects of life.
XLEAP
November 21, 2019
News Brief
Computer simulations yield a much more accurate picture of these states of matter.
Illustration of a Monte Carlo simulation
November 15, 2019
News Feature
A better understanding of ‘checkpoint proteins,’ which protect cancer cells against immune system strikes, could lead to the development of more effective drugs.
VISTA
November 6, 2019
News Feature
His work aims to deepen our understanding of dark matter, dark energy and other secrets of the universe.
Photo of Panofsky fellow Daniel Gruen
October 28, 2019
News Feature
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument begins final testing, setting the stage for a 5-year survey that will analyze the light of 35 million galaxies.
DESI 'eyes'
October 23, 2019
News Feature
Visitors of all ages shared a science-packed evening of activities.
Community Day Vacuum
October 21, 2019
News Feature
Chemist Ben Ofori-Okai investigates what happens to matter under extreme conditions at microscopic scales to better understand its behavior at massive scales, such as what happens in the Earth’s core.
Ben Ofori-Okai
October 21, 2019
News Feature
Scientists are designing a next-generation experiment to map the Big Bang’s relic afterglow.
October 18, 2019
News Feature
A study including SLAC scientists and facilities discovers a new process that shows promise in turning the greenhouse gas back into usable fuels.
Two Stanford researchers in the lab
October 14, 2019
Press Release
Replacing today’s expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage.
Grad student McKenzie Hubert watches electrolyzer at work
October 7, 2019
News Feature
Molecular movie-making is both an art and a science; the results let us watch how nature works on the smallest scales.
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October 3, 2019
News Feature
The annual conference for scientists who conduct research at SLAC’s light sources engaged about 350 researchers in talks, workshops and discussions.
Users meeting
October 1, 2019
News Feature
She is recognized for two decades of innovation and excellence at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
Aina Cohen
October 1, 2019
News Feature
After meeting at a party, a Stanford psychologist and SLAC particle physicists have collaborated on a new kind of EEG device that can stimulate the brain and read out the effects.

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