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Stanford team explores hypersonic flight theory

The possibility of hypersonic flight — offering endless potential in air and space travel but also posing numerous engineering challenges — recently became the domain of Stanford engineers. The Stanford Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP) received a five-year $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the subject virtually.

SLAC study suggests new phase of matter

Researchers at Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory may have discovered a new phase of matter, distinct from solids, gases, liquids and plasmas. Working in conjunction with scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, the Stanford researchers made the discovery while studying certain properties of high-temperature superconductors.