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July 21, 2014
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It’s go time for LUX-Zeplin experiment in dark matter

From the physics labs at Yale University to the bottom of a played-out gold mine in South Dakota, a new generation of dark matter experiments is ready to commence. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National … Continue reading

October 29, 2012
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State-of-the-Art Beams from Table-Top Accelerators

Berkeley Lab’s lead in laser plasma acceleration research continues with new benchmarks for electron beam quality Part One: Focusing in on beam focus The rapidly evolving technology of laser plasma accelerators (LPAs) – called “table-top accelerators” because their length can … Continue reading

June 28, 2012
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What’s Happening with the Higgs Boson

Berkeley Lab scientists, major contributors to the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, explain what the excitement is about CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, will hold a seminar early in the morning on … Continue reading

March 28, 2012
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Homeland Defense: Novel Radiation Surveillance Technology Could Help Thwart Nuclear Terrorism

Among terrorism scenarios that raise the most concern are attacks involving nuclear devices or materials. For that reason, technology that can effectively detect smuggled radioactive materials is considered vital to U.S. security. To support the nation’s nuclear-surveillance capabilities, researchers at … Continue reading

September 21, 2011
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NASA’s WISE Mission Captures Black Hole’s Wildly Flaring Jet

PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets. Scientists study jets to learn more about the extreme … Continue reading

November 3, 2010
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Nuclear Materials Detector Shows Exact Location of Radiation Sources

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A table-top gamma-ray detector created at the University of Michigan can not only identify the presence of dangerous nuclear materials, but can pinpoint and show their exact location and type, unlike conventional detectors.   “Other gamma ray … Continue reading

October 23, 2010
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The Promise of Ion Beam Cancer Therapy

For certain kinds of cancer, the most effective therapy does not use x-rays or gamma rays but beams of ions, the electrically charged cores of atoms, including hydrogen ions (protons) and heavier ions such as carbon and neon. About the … Continue reading