Lithium – modern technology depends on it, from batteries for mobile phones, to powering electric cars, and even treating bipolar disorder. It was one of the three elements to be produced in large quantities during the Big Bang, but 13.8 billion years later, questions about how this intriguing element came into existence still remain.
Two start-ups from the European Space Agency's Business Incubation Centre at Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) have recently been working with Transport for London and Nitrous to keep London moving and reduce pollution in the capital.
Professor Niranjan Thatte, lead investigator for the Extremely Large Telescope's HARMONI instrument, talks about how it feels to be part of this ground-breaking project.
Professor Simon Morris--Head of the Physics Department at Durham University, member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council, and one of the UK's ELT project leaders--explains why astronomy is an international business.
A step change in precision for particle accelerators and light sources worldwide is one step nearer, thanks to pioneering start up, D-Beam – the newest member of the STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (STFC CERN BIC).
On the top of a mountain in Chile, construction of the largest visible and infrared telescope ever built – the Extremely Large Telescope, or ELT – is underway. When the telescope is operational, its 39-metre primary mirror will gather 217 times more light than the Hubble Telescope.
Move over R2D2 – robots are no longer just the stuff of sci-fi. They're already here, and whether it's through advancing drug design or charting the oceans, UK technology is transforming the impact that robots are having on our lives.
During her time as one of Canada's foremost aeronautical engineers, Elsie MacGill was a real high flyer.
STFC is celebrating International Women In Engineering Day by highlighting prominent female engineers, both past and present.
Just 9% of engineers are female and the day is aimed at raising the profile of, and celebrating the achievements of, women in engineering.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council's Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been lighting the way for laser research, development, exploitation and training for the past 40 years.