SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Mergers Most Likely Fuel for Active Galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first solid evidence for how the center of some galaxies come to shine brightly while others barely flicker has been uncovered by researchers at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in Astronomy
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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 ...

dateMay 21, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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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 ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in General Physics
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First black holes born starving (w/ Video)

The first black holes in the universe had dramatic effects on their surroundings despite the fact that they were small and grew very slowly, according to recent supercomputer simulations carried out by astrophysicists ...

dateAug 10, 2009 in Astronomy
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Theorists Reveal Path to True Muonium

(PhysOrg.com) -- True muonium, a long-theorized but never-seen atom, might be observed in future experiments, thanks to recent theoretical work by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator ...

dateMay 29, 2009 in General Physics
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