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22 September 2020
Five high-tech businesses locate to STFC's Daresbury Laboratory
Five high-tech businesses locate to STFC's Daresbury Laboratory

Five early stage businesses have located to STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory to take advantage of the cutting edge research facilities, expertise and business support available.

18 September 2020
World-first technology goes with the grain
World-first technology goes with the grain

Scottish start-up Crover unveils world-first technology at the TechCrunch Start-up Battlefield 2020.

14 September 2020
STFC helps scientists find hints of life on Venus
STFC helps scientists find hints of life on Venus

An international team of astronomers, led by the UK, has today announced the discovery of a rare molecule in the clouds of Venus that hints at the presence of microbial life.

14 September 2020
New Head of Daresbury Laboratory appointed
New Head of Daresbury Laboratory appointed

Paul Vernon, Executive Director of Business and Innovation at STFC, and will take over Professor Susan Smith as Head of Daresbury on her retirement in November.

14 September 2020
STFC laser helps reveal properties of superbug killer
STFC laser helps reveal properties of superbug killer

Scientists have used high resolution microscopy techniques at STFC’s Octopus imaging cluster to investigate the properties of a compound which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

11 September 2020
Upgrade to Large Hadron Collider underway
Upgrade to Large Hadron Collider underway

Scientists from the UK have embarked on a £26M project to help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, on the French/Swiss border near Geneva.

09 September 2020
Planners Fast Track UK's Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre
Planners Fast Track UK's Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre

The Vale of White Horse District Council has granted planning permission for the UK’s first bespoke strategic vaccine development and manufacturing centre.

02 September 2020
Ripples from deep in the cosmos reveals most massive black hole detected yet
Ripples from deep in the cosmos reveals most massive black hole detected yet

The most massive gravitational-wave source yet has been detected – a binary black hole merger, which produced a blast equal to the energy of eight Suns, sending shockwaves through the universe. 

01 September 2020
STFC spin-out acquired
STFC spin-out acquired

vivaMOS Ltd, a high-growth potential, UK tech firm spun out of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in 2015, has been acquired by a US multinational. Nordson Corporation, a global precision technology company, announced the acquisition today.

25 August 2020
New state-of-the-art high-energy synchrotron available to scientists for the first time
New high-energy synchrotron now available to scientists

A new high-energy synchrotron that generates beams 10 trillion times brighter than medical X-rays is available to industrial and academic scientists for the first time. The ESRF-Extremely Brilliant Source (ESRF-EBS) part-funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), will enable the 3D exploration of matter from metre to nanometre scales and help scientists to better understand the complexity of living and condensed matter.

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