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14 November 2018
UK Astronomers discover super-Earth around Barnard's star
UK Astronomers discover super-Earth around Barnard's star

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.

14 November 2018
No needles required – Cutting edge sweat sensor will monitor glucose levels for diabetics in real time
No needles required – Cutting edge sweat sensor will monitor glucose levels for diabetics in real time

New technology will make it easier for people with diabetes to manage their glucose levels, without the use of a finger pricking device.

12 November 2018
STFC mourns the loss of leading UK physicist Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS
STFC mourns the loss of leading UK physicist Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS

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.

09 November 2018
Meteoric stargazing in the Scottish Highlands
Meteoric stargazing in the Scottish Highlands

Families in the Highlands caught sight of a meteor during this year’s first Star Stories stargazing session.

08 November 2018
New lab set up in South Africa thanks to UK partnership
New lab set up in South Africa thanks to UK partnership

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.

06 November 2018
How science is helping to bring joy to children in hospital
How science is helping to bring joy to children in hospital

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.

01 November 2018
Inspirational prize for STEM Inspiration Award winners
Inspirational prize for STEM Inspiration Award winners

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.

30 October 2018
Breast cancer detection research receives STFC funding
Breast cancer detection research receives STFC funding

A collaboration of researchers from the UK is pursuing a technique to detect breast cancer more quickly, thanks to funding from STFC and partners.

27 October 2018
STFC host Mars rover remote testing
STFC host Mars rover remote testing

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.

23 October 2018
Can computer scientists improve Oxfordshire infrastructure?
Can computer scientists improve Oxfordshire infrastructure?

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.

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