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04 October 2017
British scientist scoops Nobel Prize for revolutionary microscope
British scientist scoops Nobel Prize for revolutionary microscope

British biochemist Professor Richard Henderson has today been awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, alongside Professors Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank, for their pioneering work with cool microscope technology.

03 October 2017
UK technology breakthrough helps gravitational waves team win Nobel Prize for Physics 2017
UK technology breakthrough helps gravitational waves team win Nobel Prize for Physics 2017

The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics has gone to Professors Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss, key figures in detecting the long-theorised ripples in space-time.

03 October 2017
Greg Clark announces Faraday Institution
Greg Clark announces Faraday Institution

The Faraday Institution, a new, multi-million pound, research institute has been announced by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

02 October 2017
New agreement strengthens UK space sector
New agreement strengthens UK space sector

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have signed an agreement to bring together their expertise in measuring and testing instruments for satellites.

28 September 2017
Science Minister announces Non-Executive Board Members of UK Research and Innovation
Science Minister announces Non-Executive Board Members of UK Research and Innovation

Science Minister, Jo Johnson has announced the 12 Non-Executive Members of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Board.

28 September 2017
Update: Astronomy Technology Centre
Update: Astronomy Technology Centre

Our Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh is now operating as usual following yesterday's (Sept 27) power outage.

27 September 2017
British technology at heart of gravitational wave discovery
British technology at heart of gravitational wave discovery

First joint detection of gravitational waves with both the LIGO and Virgo detectors.

27 September 2017
New light shed on how the Earth was formed
New light shed on how the Earth was formed

UK research may help to explain why the Earth is formed differently to other planets in our solar system.

27 September 2017
Power outage: Astronomy Technology Centre
Power outage: Astronomy Technology Centre

Our Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh is currently experiencing a power outage. Engineers are working on the issue, however, the site remains closed and communications are impacted.

22 September 2017
Regional innovation is a key driver for UK economic growth
Regional innovation is a key driver for UK economic growth

STFC has taken part in two Science and Innovation Audits (SIA) published for the regions of Liverpool City and Oxfordshire. The reports confirm the significant role of regional innovation in strengthening the future national economy.

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