Researchers find way to measure speed of spinning object using light's orbital angular momentum
Panel calls for unified proposal for ambitious X-ray laser
Scientists gain first quantitative insights into electron transfer from minerals to microbes
Scientists have gained the first quantitative insights into electron transfer from minerals to microbes by studying that transfer in a nature-inspired, protein and iron-based nanoparticle system. Iron plays ...
Speed limit set for ultrafast electrical switch
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have clocked the fastest-possible electrical switching in magnetite, a naturally magnetic mineral. Their results ...
Researchers create flexible tin dioxide cloth self-powered photo detector
Researchers recreate photosynthesis to power devices
Nature has perfected the art of using the Sun to fuel growth. A team of international researchers looked into what is needed to recreate the process artificially. The results could have various uses, from ...
Scientists identify promising antiviral compounds
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified two promising candidates for the development of drugs against human adenovirus, a cause of ailments ranging from ...
All systems go: A new high-energy record for LCLS
(Phys.org) —John Hill watched with eager anticipation as controllers ramped up the power systems driving SLAC's X-ray laser in an attempt to achieve the record high energies needed to make his experiment ...
New tool to measure X-ray pulses borrows from SLAC history (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —A tool developed half a century ago for sorting subatomic particles has been redesigned to measure X-ray laser pulses at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
Bell Labs improves lensless camera with additional pixel on sensor
Scientists use X-rays to connect mantle chemistry with carbon cycle
(Phys.org) —Study at NSLS may help reveal the role of mantle oxidation states in understanding the Earth's deep interior.
Laser Tweezers to lead to faster breakthroughs in biological research
(Phys.org) —A novel process for selecting and examining protein microcrystals, which can be essential for understanding biological functions, is expected to save precious research days and resources and ...
How Archaea might find their food
The microorganism Methanosarcina acetivorans lives off everything it can metabolize into methane. How it finds its sources of energy, is not yet clear. Scientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum together with c ...
Crystal structure reveals light regulation in cyanobacteria
Light is crucial for photosynthetic organisms, but one can have too much of a good thing. Excess light can harm organisms when the amount of energy absorbed exceeds the rate of carbon fixation.