UK Astronomers, along with colleagues from around the world, have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard’s star.
New technology will make it easier for people with diabetes to manage their glucose levels, without the use of a finger pricking device.
STFC mourns the loss of Professor James Stirling, one of the UK’s leading theoretical particle physicists and a member from 2009 to 2015 of STFC’s Council, our senior strategic advisory body.
Families in the Highlands caught sight of a meteor during this year’s first Star Stories stargazing session.
A new South African particle detector laboratory, which has been set up thanks to UK funding, will help to train the next generation of nuclear scientists – with hopes to provide low-cost medical equipment and environmental monitoring technology to the country.
A nine-year-old girl who suffers from a rare and extremely painful bone condition is hoping to make long hospital stays a little less daunting for other poorly children by creating activity packs to hand out on children’s wards.
The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the UK to inspire young people to study STEM subjects will be celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards at the House of Lords today, 1 November 2018. The Science and Technology Facilities Council is sponsoring an inspirational trip to CERN for the winners.
A collaboration of researchers from the UK is pursuing a technique to detect breast cancer more quickly, thanks to funding from STFC and partners.
Field trials of a UK built Mars rover took place in the Tabernas Desert in Spain last week. The rover was remote controlled by a team a thousand miles away at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) RAL Space in Oxfordshire.
A team of STFC scientists will soon be using cutting edge computer simulations to see if Oxfordshire’s transport and healthcare infrastructures could run more efficiently.