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17 April 2019
STFC director honoured by the Royal Society
STFC director honoured by the Royal Society

Dr Andrew Taylor, most recently the Executive Director of STFC’s National Laboratories, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.

12 April 2019
Scientists invent a sniffing method to detect rotten avocados
Scientists invent a sniffing method to detect rotten avocados

A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten without breaking the skin and damaging the fruit – ensuring customers do not buy fruit that is already past its best.

11 April 2019
Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology
Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

A ground-breaking scientific collaboration, partly funded by STFC, is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo.

10 April 2019
UK teams up with Malaysian scientists to tackle global research challenges
UK teams up with Malaysian scientists to tackle global research challenges

Scientists from the UK are collaborating with Malaysian academics on new studies that include improving the aerodynamics of supersonic vehicles, looking at physics beyond the Standard Model and trying to speed up the analysis of thousands of astronomical images.

10 April 2019
STFC team enables astronomers to produce the first ever image of a black hole
STFC team enables astronomers to produce the first ever image of a black hole

The international team of astronomers behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes designed to image black holes – have succeeded in producing the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

08 April 2019
£1 million for ESA BIC UK company using stargazing technology to detect cancer
£1 million for ESA BIC UK company using stargazing technology to detect cancer

Pioneering UK company Adaptix is at the centre of a major £1million joint initiative that is using technology designed to search for stars in distant galaxies to develop a portable 3D medical x-ray machine for earlier cancer detection..

08 April 2019
Securing ground-breaking science projects on a global scale
Securing ground-breaking science projects on a global scale

Nine innovative and cutting-edge science projects between the UK and the developing world will soon be brought to life – and will tackle global challenges such as access to healthcare, protecting ecosystems and food sustainability.

03 April 2019
Next generation of research leaders given funding boost
Next generation of research leaders given funding boost

Potential future leaders in science and innovation have been awarded a funding boost by STFC to help them realise their research ambitions.

29 March 2019
Using drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease
Using drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease

A team of UK scientists are researching how to apply drone technology to prevent the spread of a devastating fungal disease among one of the world’s best-loved and most valuable crops – coffee.

27 March 2019
Project launched with Africa to develop new energy and healthcare research
Project launched with Africa to develop new energy and healthcare research

A newly launched research project brings together African researchers with a team from the UK’s Diamond Light Source synchrotron research facility to focus on two key areas crucial to development in Africa – energy and healthcare.

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