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17 August 2018
UK astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the Universe
UK astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the Universe

UK astronomers, working with colleagues in the USA, have found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first that formed in our Universe.

15 August 2018
STFC appoints new Director of its Particle Physics Department
STFC appoints new Director of its Particle Physics Department

Professor Dave Newbold from the University of Bristol has been appointed as the new Director of the STFC Particle Physics Department.

14 August 2018
UK National Satellite Test Facility awards its first contracts for major space test equipment
UK National Satellite Test Facility awards its first contracts for major space test equipment

Contracts worth £19 million have been awarded for the first of the major facilities for the National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is to be built and operated by STFC's RAL Space on behalf of the UK government.

13 August 2018
Inspiring, artistic and quirky photos get the judges' and public approval
Inspiring, artistic and quirky photos get the judges' and public approval

The winning images of the STFC National Photowalk competition announced today offer behind-the-scenes snapshots of subjects ranging from deep underground science to futuristic technology. From quirky to artistic, the images showcase the United Kingdom's long scientific heritage and current world-leading research status.

09 August 2018
Call on "UK-India Agricultural Data: Enhancement by Integration, Interpretation and Reusability" coming soon
Call on "UK-India Agricultural Data: Enhancement by Integration, Interpretation and Reusability" coming soon

STFC, BBSRC and NERC, all parts of UK Research and Innovation, along with the Indian Government's Department for Biotechnology, have pre-announced a joint Newton-Bhabha Fund call for collaborative research proposals focussing on enhancement of agricultural data relevant to animal and plant health in India.

07 August 2018
New materials could make batteries charge faster
New materials could make batteries charge faster

UK researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make batteries that are both high-powered and fast-charging.

06 August 2018
First design project for world's largest telescope completed
First design project for world's largest telescope completed

The first design project for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – has been completed.

03 August 2018
ISIS celebrates 10 years of Target Station 2
ISIS celebrates 10 years of Target Station 2

Today, STFC’s  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source celebrates ten years since the first neutrons were detected in its Second Target Station (TS2).

02 August 2018
Success in major testing milestone for Sentinel space mission
Success in major testing milestone for Sentinel space mission

A model of future European space mission Sentinel-5 has successfully completed thermal testing in our world-class space test facility in Oxfordshire.

01 August 2018
Celebrating the 60th start-up company to graduate from the ESA BIC UK
Celebrating the 60th start-up company to graduate from the ESA BIC UK

Today, at Harwell Campus, STFC is celebrating the 60th start-up company to graduate from the successful European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC UK).

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