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UK and STFC experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy
15 January 2020
UK and STFC experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy

A number of STFC-supported staff and researchers, including a team from RAL Space and a member of the STFC astronomy grants team, have been honoured for significant achievements in astronomy and geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

Smugglers beware! A new generation of cargo scanning is on its way
13 January 2020
Smugglers beware! A new generation of cargo scanning is on its way

New research involving x-rays has enabled UK scientists to find a way to improve our understanding of uranium biogeochemistry. This has the potential to help us better store or dispose of radioactive materials in the future.

Global Gravitational Wave Network Detects Another Neutron Star Collision
07 January 2020
Global Gravitational Wave Network Detects Another Neutron Star Collision

The international gravitational-wave observatory network has detected what appears to be gravitational ripples from a collision of two neutron stars.

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