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SLAC’s instruments can investigate matter on a smaller scale than ever before.
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Simulation of a Plasma Accelerator
Crashing the Size Barrier
Like surfers on monster waves, electrons can ride waves of plasma to very high energies in a very short distance. Scientists have proven that plasma acceleration works. Now they're developing it as a way to dramatically shrink the size and cost of particle accelerators for science, medicine, industry, and myriad other uses.
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The Secrets of Darwin's Dinobird

For centuries, the field of archaeology has depended on what's visible to the naked eye. Now, researchers are revealing what lies beneath the surface of a key evolutionary fossil, Darwin's "dinobird."

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