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Researchers adapt Nobel Prize-winning method to design new ultra-powerful X-ray systems

Researchers adapt Nobel Prize-winning method to design new ultra-powerful X-ray systems

An electron beam passes through a niobium cavity, a key component of SLAC’s LCLS-II X-ray laser. Credit: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Lab If scientists want to push the limits of an X-ray laser, for example, they may need to create new technology. But sometimes you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Instead, scientists are simply …

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Discovery of a cancerous weakness: a new method pushes cancer cells into remission

The most effective targets for precision medicine can be found using algorithms created by researchers at the University of Michigan. These algorithms successfully identify the weakest targets in ovarian cancer cells, the genes these cells depend on to live in the human body. Removal of cancer cells DNA DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a molecule …

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Notorious computational problem-solving method speeds up particle physics calculations

For decades, theoretical particle physicists have struggled with tricky computational problems called Feynman integrals. They are at the heart of all the calculations they perform, from predicting the degree of magnetism of a particle called a muon to estimating the speed at which Higgs bosons should emerge at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Now theorists …

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An expert offers a method to find out if we all live in a computer program

An expert offers a method to find out if we all live in a computer program

Physicists have long struggled to explain why the Universe began with conditions conducive to the evolution of life. Why do physical laws and constants take on very specific values ‚Äč‚Äčthat allow stars, planets, and ultimately life to develop? The expanding force of the Universe, dark energy, for example, is much weaker than theory suggests – …

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