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Polar bears inspire paint that's all white for the environment
13 February 2019
Polar bears inspire paint that's all white for the environment

Scientists working at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source are studying polar bear fur to see what it can re-veal about a mechanism found in nature called structural colouration, which is able to create colour without using pigments.

World-class target fabricator creates tiny masterpieces
22 January 2019
World-class target fabricator creates tiny masterpieces

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) has high-power lasers that can hit targets with enough energy they instantly turn from a solid, stable matter into plasma- the forth state of matter.

How big data is changing engineering
20 December 2018
How big data is changing engineering

We often take for granted that things like clean water, electricity, broadband networks, trains and roads will always be available to us.

The legacy and next steps of engineering – reviewing some of STFC's biggest achievements
20 December 2018
The legacy and next steps of engineering – reviewing some of STFC's biggest achievements

As we draw to a close on the Year of Engineering, we take a look back at some of STFC’s biggest engineering highlights.

Ada Lovelace – An inspiration to the next generation, the first computer programmer
10 December 2018
Ada Lovelace – An inspiration to the next generation, the first computer programmer

Today 10th December, is the birthday of one of our most inspirational female computer programmers, Ada Lovelace.

Keeping an ion future particle accelerators
03 December 2018
Keeping an ion future particle accelerators

A team of physicists, working at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, have built a ‘particle accelerator simulator’ that, instead of being many miles in diameter, can fit on a desktop.

It's 'Beam On' for first experiments at Daresbury Laboratory's CLARA
05 November 2018
It's 'Beam On' for first experiments at Daresbury Laboratory's CLARA

The first user experiment at Daresbury Laboratory’s CLARA accelerator could pave the way for future accelerators that are ten times smaller and up to a hundred times cheaper to build.

The Story of Dark Matter
31 October 2018
The Story of Dark Matter

What is dark matter and why are scientists so eager to find it?

Transforming business through technology at the Hartree Centre
23 October 2018
Transforming business through technology at the Hartree Centre

In the first four years of operation, the STFC Hartree Centre has been a hive of activity; working with a range of industry sectors to address their business challenges using emerging digital technologies.

The tale of two tunnels: bringing physics to life in Liverpool
12 October 2018
The tale of two tunnels: bringing physics to life in Liverpool

The University of Liverpool has launched a new project to connect residents to the world-class science taking place on their doorsteps, and to tell them more about their city’s work with particle accelerators.

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