Boulby is a special place for science, the deep underground environs enabling a diverse range of studies from astro/particle physics to studies of geology, geophysics, climate, the environment, life on Earth and beyond.
The eight great technologies are: big data, satellites, robotics and autonomous systems, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, advanced materials, energy storage, and agri-science.
If there’s one thing that can make or break our time off, it’s the weather. We certainly seem to have a lot of it, and it can seem like the forecast never brings us what we want.
Are you a beach holiday kind of person, or more into city breaks? Whichever kind of break you prefer, it's likely that you'll spend some of your time sightseeing.
Whether you’re jetting off on holiday, or just on your way to a work commitment, when you step onto a plane it’s nice to know that you’re safe.
Are you travelling far on holiday this year? We thought it would be fun to look at some of the extreme journeys that spacecraft from Earth are making, which might put that 4-hour flight to Lanzarote into perspective…
Season 2 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has officially begun, following the 3rd June 2015 announcement of ‘stable beams’.
A career in science can take you to some of the strangest places. A mountain top in the middle of the Atacama desert, perhaps, or down the deepest mine in Britain…. But the Chelsea Flower Show?
In October 2013 a team of researchers at the UK’s leading exoplanet detection program, WASP (the Wide Angle Search for Planets), found 11 new exoplanets - sending the tally over a thousand. SuperWASP uses two robotic observatories (one based on La Palma in the Canary Islands, the other in South Africa), operating continuously, to examine both hemispheres of the sky.
100 years ago (8 April 1911) the phenomenon of superconductivity was first observed by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes at the Leiden Cryogenics Laboratory in the Netherlands. Since this discovery, superconductivity has become the underpinning technology for many of the world's most important international science experiments, with STFC instrumental in the developments.
Last updated: 18 February 2016