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Brilliant X-ray bursts from the new European XFEL move crystallography a giant step forward
X-ray science
New Biodesign Institute initiative wins national prize for social innovation.
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Advanced computing enabled researchers to model a chromatophore, (used by bacteria to gather light energy) in exquisite detail.
Biophysics
The brilliant X-ray pulses of the European XFEL were used to examine Photosystem I, a critical protein involved in photosynthesis, with unprecedented clarity and speed.
Physics

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