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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.

Chilbolton Observatory celebrates 50 outstanding years
14 April 2017
Chilbolton Observatory celebrates 50 outstanding years

STFC's Chilbolton Observatory is celebrating 50 years of spectacular science and achievement as the one of the world's most advanced radar research facilities.

STFC Highlights
12 April 2017
STFC Highlights

STFC is celebrating 10 years of innovation. Here's some of our highlights from the past decade, and an insight into what the future holds for STFC research & discovery.

Making the intangible tangible
16 March 2017
Making the intangible tangible

At STFC's Daresbury Laboratory, the Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is a new and exciting workspace. It is designed to fulfil a unique role for entrepreneurs and small companies; a place where they can come together with people from STFC, and our partners from industry and academia to turn their ideas into reality.

Personalities behind the science
09 March 2017
Personalities behind the science

Women in STEM are making history. Let’s meet some of the personalities behind the science.

Chien-Shiung Wu
09 March 2017
Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu was born in Eastern China in 1912, at a time when girls were not expected to attend school. But Wu’s parents firmly believed in rights for women, and so they started their own girls’ school with their daughter as a pupil.

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