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NASA Satellite Spots a Mystery That’s Gone in a Flash

September 5, 2019

Pops of bright blue and green in this image of the Fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) show the locations…
Making metal with the lightness of air

June 4, 2019

Gold, silver and copper are heavy metals, but LLNL scientists can now make them nearly as light as…
Illuminating Nanoparticle Growth with X-rays

December 31, 2018

Ultrabright x-rays at NSLS-II reveal key details of catalyst growth for more efficient hydrogen fuel cells Hydrogen fuel…
Making X-ray Microscopy 10 Times Faster

November 20, 2018

NSLS-II’s Full Field X-ray Imaging beamline can image samples in 3-D faster than ever before Microscopes make the…
LLNL researchers use X-ray imaging experiments to probe metal 3D printing process

May 29, 2018

Metal 3D printing undoubtedly has enormous potential to revolutionize manufacturing, but many industries have been slow to adopt…
Sending electrons on a roller-coaster ride

April 13, 2018

A first-of-its-kind X-ray instrument for frontier research with high-brightness X-rays is now in operation at the U.S. Department…
Nickel in the X-ray limelight

March 27, 2018

Making chemicals for industrial processes often requires scientists to use a catalyst — a substance that speeds up…
Argonne’s powerful X-rays key to confirming water source deep below Earth’s surface

March 24, 2018

A study published in Science last week relies on extremely bright X-ray beams from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)…
Dentists are willing to do more X-Rays if they are paid for the procedure

January 31, 2018

X-Ray in medicine is extremely valuable tool. However, you really want to use only when it is absolutely…
X-Rays Reveal “Handedness” in Swirling Electric Vortices

January 16, 2018

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to observe, for…
Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

November 18, 2017

A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water…
X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish Teeth

November 15, 2017

So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film “Jaws” had a powerful bite. But…
NASA Sounding Rocket Instrument Spots Signatures of Long-Sought Small Solar Flares

October 14, 2017

Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument – short for Focusing Optics X-ray…
Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia’s Z machine

August 30, 2017

A long-standing but unproven assumption about the X-ray spectra of black holes in space has been contradicted by hands-on experiments performed at…
Sharp x-ray pulses from the atomic nucleus

August 17, 2017

X-rays make the invisible visible: they permit the way materials are structured to be determined all the way…
New Devices to Control X-rays are Less Expensive, Faster to Make

August 14, 2017

Light sources around the world are starting to adopt these Brookhaven-designed devices   Researchers at the U.S. Department…
R&D Effort Produces Magnetic Devices to Enable More Powerful X-ray Lasers

June 21, 2017

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated…
New prototypes for superconducting undulators show promise for more powerful, versatile X-ray beams

June 21, 2017

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Argonne National Laboratory have…
The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam creates ‘molecular black hole’

June 12, 2017

When the X-rays blast electrons out of one atom, stripping it from the inside out, it steals more…
How X-rays Helped to Solve Mystery of Floating Rocks

May 24, 2017

It’s true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they…
A new way to examine space, bugs and bones

April 26, 2017

A novel way to harness lasers and plasmas may give researchers new ways to explore outer space and…
NASA Advances First-Ever Silicon-Based X-ray Optic

February 8, 2017

NASA scientist William Zhang has created and proven a technique for manufacturing lightweight, high-resolution X-ray mirrors using silicon…
Recreating conditions inside stars in the laboratory with compact lasers

January 18, 2017

Using compact lasers, a team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has created pressures more than a…
For first time ever, X-ray imaging captures material defect process

January 18, 2017

From blacksmiths forging iron to artisans blowing glass, humans have for centuries been changing the properties of materials…
The Case of the ‘Missing Link’ Neutron Star

January 8, 2017

Like anthropologists piecing together the human family tree, astronomers have found that a misfit “skeleton” of a star…
Biology and neutrons collide to unlock secrets of fish ear bones

December 25, 2016

Scientific discovery can come from anywhere, but few researchers can say the answers to their questions would come…
X-ray tech illuminates hidden gold

December 19, 2016

CSIRO is partnering with Chrysos Corporation to bring to market its powerful PhotonAssay X-ray gold detection technology, setting…
Scientists Find Static “Stripes” of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor

October 18, 2016

Fixed arrangement of charges coexists with material’s ability to conduct electricity without resistance Cuprates, or compounds made of…
Discovering the Treasures in Chandra’s Archives

October 15, 2016

Each year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory helps celebrate American Archive Month by releasing a collection of images using…
NASA-Funded Sounding Rocket Solves One Cosmic Mystery, Reveals Another

September 24, 2016

In the last century, humans realized that space is filled with types of light we can’t see –…
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