SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Water Motions Revealed (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Gaze into a glass of water, and you're unlikely to see much more than your own reflection. But gaze a little deeper using a microscope -- or, better yet, a series of laser pulses and detectors ...

May 21, 2010 4.7 / 5 (15) 6 | with audio podcast

Deadly Carcinogen Unraveled

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, researchers have unveiled the mystery behind one of the deadliest toxins that causes liver cancer.

May 04, 2010 4.1 / 5 (7) 4 | with audio podcast

Capturing More Gamma Rays

Stefan Funk wants to improve ground-based gamma ray imaging systems. Today's best instruments have their limits, Funk noted, and newer, more sensitive equipment is required to enter the next stage of astrophysical research. ...

Apr 13, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Seeking dark matter on a desktop

Desktop experiments could point the way to dark matter discovery, complementing grand astronomical searches and deep underground observations. According to recent theoretical results, small blocks of matter ...

Mar 15, 2010 4 / 5 (15) 3 | with audio podcast

Extreme Jets Take New Shape

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jets of particles streaming from black holes in far-away galaxies operate differently than previously thought, according to a study published today in Nature. The new study reveals that m ...

Feb 17, 2010 4.8 / 5 (14) 2 | with audio podcast