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11 September 2019
Water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet for the first time
Water detected on potentially 'habitable' planet for the first time

UK researchers have detected water vapour in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet with habitable temperatures in a world first, which has been supported by funding from STFC.

09 September 2019
New community of scientists aim to improve cancer diagnosis
New community of scientists aim to improve cancer diagnosis

The STFC Cancer Diagnosis Network+ has been launched today, creating a community of scientists across a variety of disciplines to address challenges in the diagnosis of cancer – one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

04 September 2019
How asteroid impacts created running water on Mars
How asteroid impacts created running water on Mars

An international team of scientists, co-funded by STFC, believe they have found one answer to how water appeared on the surface of Mars. They have analysed Martian meteorites and discovered unprecedented details about how asteroid impacts can help to create temporary sources of running water on Mars.

04 September 2019
STFC experts to contribute to new £55million energy storage research
STFC experts to contribute to new £55million energy storage research

Scientists and engineers from STFC are to contribute to new £55million research projects aimed at facilitating improvements in cheaper, safer and more efficient batteries for applications including electric cars.

03 September 2019
UK scientists aim for more compact and affordable accelerators
UK scientists aim for more compact and affordable accelerators

Scientists from leading UK research institutions have set out a plan to achieve more powerful and compact accelerators, for the benefit of academia and industry alike.

 

30 August 2019
Beetle scales could hold the key to sustainable white paint
Beetle scales could hold the key to sustainable white paint

Scientists have used STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) research facility to investigate how to mimic one of the brightest whites in nature, with the aim of producing more environmentally-friendly paint in the future.

29 August 2019
STFC congratulates Professor Ian Munro being made an IOP Honorary Fellow
STFC congratulates Professor Ian Munro being made an IOP Honorary Fellow

Professor Ian Munro, one of the pioneers of the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS) at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire has been made an Honorary Fellow by the Institute of Physics, the highest honour they can bestow.

29 August 2019
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls

Scientists working at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) have found that the cell walls of plants play a more important role in regulating plant proteins than previously thought and this new research has the potential to lead to more disease resistant crops.

22 August 2019
Astrophysicists calculate mass of lightest neutrino
Astrophysicists calculate mass of lightest neutrino

A new study published today reveals the mass of the lightest neutrino, an abundant ‘ghost’ particle found throughout the universe, has been calculated to be at least six million times lighter than the mass of an electron.

16 August 2019
Atomic 'Trojan horse' could inspire a new generation of X-ray lasers and compact particle accelerators
Atomic 'Trojan horse' could inspire a new generation of X-ray lasers and compact particle accelerators

Researchers from the UK and US have developed a ground breaking technique that could produce an electron beam up to 10,000 times brighter than the most powerful beams today.

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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