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How DNA protects itself from UV light

X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source were used to measure the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to ultraviolet light. Researchers found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays rapidly, harmlessly ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in General Physics
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SLAC scientists create twisted light

( —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light in shorter pulses, ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in General Physics
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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 could drive innovations ...

dateJul 28, 2013 in General Physics
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Models from big molecules captured in a flash

( —To learn how biological molecules like proteins function, scientists must first understand their structures. Almost as important is understanding how the structures change, as molecules in the native state do ...

dateMay 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Sharper images for extreme LCLS experiments

( —An imaging technique conceived 50 years ago has been successfully demonstrated at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, where it is expected to improve results in a range of experiments, including studies of extreme ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in General Physics
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