SSRL Science in SLAC Today

Study May Help Slow the Spread of Flu

Fri, 2014/12/05 - 10:56am
Understanding details of a flu antibody offers new insight for future structure-based drug discovery and novel avenues for designing vaccines.

Robotics Meet X-ray Lasers in Cutting-edge Biology Studies

Fri, 2014/11/21 - 8:00am
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are combining the speed and precision of robots with one of the brightest X-ray lasers on the planet for pioneering studies of proteins important to biology and drug discovery.

Agreement Gives Energy Storage Companies Easier Access to SLAC

Thu, 2014/11/20 - 9:14am
More than a dozen energy-storage companies have streamlined access to research facilities and expertise at SLAC under a new cooperative R&D agreement with CalCharge.

Study at SLAC Explains Atomic Action in High-Temperature Superconductors

Wed, 2014/11/12 - 11:01am
A study at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory suggests for the first time how scientists might deliberately engineer superconductors that work at higher temperatures.

Symmetry: Ancient Pigments, Modern Mystery

Wed, 2014/11/12 - 10:03am

When Chinese workers searching for water found the famous Terracotta Warriors instead, they brought to light a scientific mystery.

Researchers Take Snapshots of Potential 'Kill Switch' for Cancer

Mon, 2014/11/10 - 12:08pm
Scientists at Genentech and SLAC have watched a key human protein change from a form that protects cells to one that kills them, providing valuable new insights to cancer research.

New Directors, New Science Share Spotlight at Annual Meeting and Workshops

Wed, 2014/10/15 - 12:17pm
Nobel Prize-winning scientists and other prominent researchers, including new directors for SLAC's X-ray laser and synchrotron, gave talks during an Oct. 7-10 event.

SLAC's Bart Johnson Receives 2014 Farrel W. Lytle Award

Mon, 2014/10/13 - 10:17am
Johnson and his team assist scientists with synchrotron experiments and work to keep X-ray beamlines running at SLAC.

Study Reveals 'Bellhops' in Cell Walls Can Double as Hormones

Mon, 2014/10/06 - 10:12am
Researchers have discovered that some common messenger molecules in human cells double as hormones when joined to a protein that interacts with DNA.

Stanford Researchers Create 'Evolved' Protein That May Stop Cancer From Spreading

Mon, 2014/09/22 - 1:49pm
SSRL protein crystallography expert joined research effort that could lead to a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy.

Research Pinpoints Role of 'Helper' Atoms in Oxygen Release

Mon, 2014/09/22 - 10:38am
Experiments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory solve a long-standing mystery in the role calcium atoms serve in a chemical reaction that releases oxygen into the air we breathe.

Researcher Wins X-ray Science Award for SSRL Work Aiding Chemistry Studies

Tue, 2014/09/02 - 11:55am
A postdoctoral researcher, whose work at SLAC's synchrotron was key in adapting an X-ray technique to probe chemical bonds in new ways, will receive an annual scientific award.

Ying Diao Honored with 2014 Spicer Award for Her Work at SSRL

Mon, 2014/08/18 - 8:00am
Ying Diao, a postdoctoral researcher who brought key innovations to a printing technique for flexible electronics and solar panels, will receive an award for her X-ray studies at SLAC.

SLAC Secures Role in Energy Frontier Research Center Focused on Next-generation Materials

Thu, 2014/08/14 - 8:20am
SLAC will play a key role in a DOE-funded research consortium that seeks out new materials for next-generation solar panels, low-energy lighting and other uses.

SLAC Partners with Small Businesses to Put Technology to Good Use

Tue, 2014/07/29 - 3:46pm
Researchers at SLAC collaborate with small businesses to develop technology so it can benefit the world at large.

Bringing High-energy X-rays into Better Focus

Tue, 2014/07/22 - 9:17am
SLAC scientists have developed a new way to manufacture nanostructures, including precise focusing devices for X-rays.

New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell Catalyst

Mon, 2014/07/21 - 3:37pm
Scientists at SLAC and in Denmark have developed an alternative fuel cell catalyst that’s five times more active than pure platinum and uses much less of the expensive metal.

Scientists Take First Dip into Water’s Mysterious ‘No Man’s Land’

Wed, 2014/06/18 - 10:00am
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first structural observations of liquid water at temperatures down to minus 51 degrees Fahrenheit, within an elusive “no man’s land” where water’s strange properties are super-amplified.


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