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27 May 2020
UK supercomputers simulate impact of the asteroid thought to have wiped out dinosaurs
UK supercomputers simulate impact of the asteroid thought to have wiped out dinosaurs

One of the UK’s most powerful high-performance computers has helped scientists simulate the impact of the asteroid, that hit earth just under 66 million years ago and is thought to have killed dinosaurs. 

26 May 2020
Harwell Space Cluster launches ambitious growth strategy
Harwell Space Cluster launches ambitious growth strategy

Harwell Space Cluster has published its 10 year growth strategy, supporting its ambition to become the most compelling global gateway to the space sector and making it an even more powerful engine of growth, innovation and investment for the whole of the UK.

22 May 2020
North West HealthTec Cluster marks its first anniversary
North West HealthTec Cluster marks its first anniversary

A year of life-changing innovation, award-winning business and dynamic collaboration have marked the first year of the HealthTec Cluster for the North West.

18 May 2020
UK government boosts vaccine manufacturing capacity at Harwell
UK government boosts vaccine manufacturing capacity at Harwell

The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC), a not-for-profit organisation providing the UK’s first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability, has been awarded up to £131 million by the government, boosting investment in the UK’s vaccines infrastructure and increasing capacity to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine.

15 May 2020
Study of 4.3 billion-year-old lunar rock overturns theory on formation of the Moon's crust
Study of 4.3 billion-year-old lunar rock overturns theory on formation of the Moon's crust

Scientists studying lunar rock collected during the NASA Apollo 17 Mission in 1972 have found new evidence that large portions of the moon’s crust were formed by massive impact events.

11 May 2020
Scientists improve our understanding of the way that stars evolve
Scientists improve our understanding of the way that stars evolve

Scientists have found a pulsating ancient star, in a double star system, that will help improve our understanding of the way that stars like the sun evolve and die.

07 May 2020
Study finds half of UK rice breaches limits on arsenic for children
Study finds half of UK rice breaches limits on arsenic for children

A team of scientists have found 28 out of 55 rice samples sold in the UK contained levels of arsenic that were higher than European Commission regulations allow for babies and children under five.

27 April 2020
SPICE receives "First Light"
SPICE receives "First Light"

RAL Space’s SPICE instrument has successfully taken its first measurements of the Sun on board the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter.

23 April 2020
UK's Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre Fast Tracked at Harwell
UK's Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre Fast Tracked at Harwell

Construction work has begun ahead of schedule to build the highly specialist facility that will house the UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC). VMIC, a not for profit organisation, will provide the first bespoke strategic vaccine development and manufacturing capability for the UK.

23 April 2020
Promising, early career researchers awarded fellowships
Promising, early career researchers awarded fellowships

Ten talented researchers, who are in the early stages of their career and have clear leadership potential, have been awarded five-year fellowships to help them realise their research ambitions.

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