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LCLS comes online

The recently opened Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SNAL) provides scientists around the world with a brilliant new tool to understand fundamental properties ...

Sep 06, 2010
4.6 / 5 (9) 2 | with audio podcast

Adaptive headlamp system introduced

(PhysOrg.com) -- The independent industrial group Valeo, which is headquartered in France, has introduced a "BeamAtic" adaptive headlight system that enables drivers to keep their lights on high beam without ...

Sep 02, 2010 report
4.6 / 5 (10) 5 | with audio podcast

Taking the twinkle out of the night sky

If you are like most people, you probably enjoy the twinkling of stars that blanket the sky on a clear summer night. If you are an astronomer, chances are you find it extremely annoying.

Aug 04, 2010
4.8 / 5 (11) 6 | with audio podcast

Clocking Ultra-fast Electron Bunches

(PhysOrg.com) -- Brookhaven researchers have developed a device that acts like a high-tech stopwatch for speedy packs of electrons just trillionths of a second long. This new diagnostic tool could aid in the ...

Jul 30, 2010
4.6 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Shutting Off the Large Hadron Collider

On hilly parts of the Interstate highway system, road engineers provide steep-grade areas with gravel off-ramps for trucks that lose their brakes. The ramps bring the big rigs to a rough but safe halt.

Jul 15, 2010
4.7 / 5 (15) 5 | with audio podcast

UQ Physics boosts the signal

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland physicists have demonstrated a novel solution to the problem of information degradation when amplifying signals at the quantum information level.

May 10, 2010
4.5 / 5 (8) 2 | with audio podcast