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Happy Birthday Rosalind Franklin
24 July 2017
Happy Birthday Rosalind Franklin

One of the most important scientists of the 20th century, Rosalind Franklin helped us to better understand the stuff life is made of: DNA.

Nuclear physicists seek to unlock the mysteries of lithium with gamma-rays
12 July 2017
Nuclear physicists seek to unlock the mysteries of lithium with gamma-rays

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.

ESA BIC Harwell companies help keep London moving
05 July 2017
ESA BIC Harwell companies help keep London moving

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.

The long and incredible journey of the Extremely Large Telescope – with Professor Simon Morris
04 July 2017
The long and incredible journey of the Extremely Large Telescope

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.

The astronomer bringing HARMONI to the Extremely Large Telescope – with Professor Niranjan Thatte
04 July 2017
The astronomer bringing HARMONI to the Extremely Large Telescope

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.

Daresbury start-up accelerates business with CERN technology
30 June 2017
Daresbury start-up accelerates business with CERN technology

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).

The next big thing in astronomy: the Extremely Large Telescope
28 June 2017
The next big thing in astronomy: the Extremely Large Telescope

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.

Elsie MacGill
23 June 2017
Elsie MacGill

During her time as one of Canada's foremost aeronautical engineers, Elsie MacGill was a real high flyer.

What does it take to be a world-leading facility?
16 June 2017
What does it take to be a world-leading facility?

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.

The sky is <em>not</em> the limit for UK's space tech start-ups
18 April 2017
The sky is not the limit for UK's space tech start-ups

From time travel to space cots, recruiting with artificial intelligence and unique digital travel apps - whatever the sector, the opportunities are limitless for UK start-ups in the space technology sector.

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