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May 12, 2013signal to background: The top 40 physics hits of 2012The Higgs boson is a popular subject among the most-cited physics papers of 2012, but a particle simulation manual takes the top spot.
April 2, 2013application: SemiconductorsAccelerator-powered ion implantation proves key to advances in integrated circuits.
March 15, 2013signal to background: A different spinIn physics, spinors are used to plot the spin properties of elementary particles. In Stanford's recreational softball league, it's a whole different story.
January 24, 2013signal to background: Physics and the wisdom of crowdsResearchers apply the rules of particle physics to the world of online shopping and recommendation engines, and suggest it may be unwise to rely on popular opinion.
December 13, 2012breaking: Ironing out an astrophysics problemUsing an X-ray laser, scientists unravel the longstanding conundrum of why extreme plasmas in space look different than expected.
October 16, 2012feature: Bringing the universe into full focusFrom supernova explosions to writhing tendrils of dark matter, visualizations give new life to models and theories.
October 2, 2012breaking: Panofsky Prize honors researchers' underground hunt for dark matterThe search for dark matter runs deep with physicists Blas Cabrera and Bernard Sadoulet, who have chased this mystery far underground and will be recognized for their work as joint recipients of the 2013 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.
September 5, 2012gallery: SLAC at 50SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory honors its five-decade history as it forges ahead into new areas of scientific research.