Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

Subatomic particle collisions illustration (stock image).Credit: © Peter Jurik / Adobe Stock On a hillside above Stanford University, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operates a scientific instrument nearly 2 miles long. In this giant accelerator, a stream of electrons flows through a vacuum pipe, as bursts of microwave radiation nudge the particles ever-faster forward until their […]

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Researchers build a particle accelerator that fits on a chip

On a hillside above Stanford University, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operates a scientific instrument nearly 2 miles long. In this giant accelerator, a stream of electrons flows through a vacuum pipe, as bursts of microwave radiation nudge the particles ever-faster forward until their velocity approaches the speed of light, creating a powerful beam that […]

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Using a chip to find better cancer fighting drugs

Kyoto University researchers have developed a new ‘tumor-on-a-chip’ device that can better mimic the environment inside the body, paving the way for improved screening of potential cancer fighting drugs.advertisement The path to drug discovery is never easy. Scientists and clinicians can go through tens-of-thousands of potential compounds for years to find a handful of viable […]

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