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22 January 2019
Smartphone app to help farmers with pest control
Smartphone app to help farmers with pest control

UK scientists are creating a smartphone app to help farmers tackle the pests that destroy their crops – and it could have a major impact on the way information about the natural world is gathered, stored and accessed worldwide.

22 January 2019
Millions of osteoporosis sufferers could be helped by bone-growing technology
Millions of osteoporosis sufferers could be helped by bone-growing technology

UK scientists have launched a clinical investigation which could eventually help millions of osteoporosis sufferers by harnessing pioneering ‘nanokicking’ technology – using tiny vibrations to turn stem cells into healthy bone.

22 January 2019
Better 'hearing aids' to listen to the Universe
Better 'hearing aids' to listen to the Universe

The world’s most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds for new research and development work.

22 January 2019
Study of the Universe could help improve global security
Study of the Universe could help improve global security

The United Kingdom government is investing nearly £10 million in a joint project with the United States to harness existing particle physics research techniques to remotely monitor nuclear reactors.

21 January 2019
Ground breaking 'Virtual driving assistant' for seniors gets a test drive across Merseyside
Ground breaking 'Virtual driving assistant' for seniors gets a test drive across Merseyside

In the UK there are more than 4.5 million drivers over the age of 70, and, on average, 1 in 10 of them will have an accident during a year.

17 January 2019
UK scientists and engineers working to reduce food waste in developing countries
UK scientists and engineers working to reduce food waste in developing countries

Scientists and engineers in the UK are working to use ideas from advanced space technology to improve the lives of farmers and reduce food waste in developing countries.

Due to a warmer climate and a lack of technology, expertise and infrastructure, up to 40% of food in developing countries can be wasted, with much of this waste being fresh produce. 

15 January 2019
International collaboration publishes design for an even larger hadron collider at CERN
International collaboration publishes design for an even larger hadron collider at CERN

An international collaboration of scientists and engineers, including many from the UK, have submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for the Future Circular Collider (FCC).

15 January 2019
Helping unlock mysteries of rare cosmic rays
Helping unlock mysteries of rare cosmic rays

UK scientists, as part of an international team, have helped to design and build a prototype particle detector that aims to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding rare cosmic rays that enter Earth’s atmosphere from deep space.

14 January 2019
UK experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy
UK experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy

A number of STFC-supported researchers have been honoured for significant achievements in astronomy and geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

11 January 2019
Using space technology to tackle air pollution caused by farming
Using space technology to tackle air pollution caused by farming

A team of UK scientists are applying technology developed for space research to help tackle the amount of ammonia that the farming industry releases into the atmosphere and try to make farming more efficient

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