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19 July 2019
First-ever mining kits for space rocks being tested by astronauts
First-ever mining kits for space rocks being tested by astronauts

Astronauts will soon be testing the first-ever space mining devices, a ground-breaking new technique that could help us understand more than ever before about minerals and metals in space.

10 July 2019
UK World Heritage Site officially becomes home to the HQ of the Earth's biggest ever radio telescope
UK World Heritage Site officially becomes home to the HQ of the Earth's biggest ever radio telescope

Jodrell Bank in the UK has today officially become the home of the new international organisation behind what will soon be the World’s biggest ever radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). 

08 July 2019
Supercomputer shows "Chameleon Theory" could change how we think about gravity
Supercomputer shows "Chameleon Theory" could change how we think about gravity

Supercomputer simulations of galaxies have shown that Einstein’s theory of General Relativity might not be the only way to explain how gravity works or how galaxies form.

03 July 2019
UK student scientists discover rare evolved star
UK student scientists discover rare evolved star

A group of UK students have discovered a rare evolved star, with support and funding from STFC, as part of a project to identify targets for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

01 July 2019
Celebrating science with space-themed carnival
Celebrating science with space-themed carnival

Scientists are working with young people in Oxford to design and build colourful creations that celebrate the best of UK science for this year’s Cowley Road Carnival, thanks to funding from STFC.

01 July 2019
Ancient skeletons give up their secrets thanks to neutron scattering
Ancient skeletons give up their secrets thanks to neutron scattering

Neutrons have revealed unique details of funeral, burial and cooking practices of past civilisations, thanks to a study of ancient skeletal remains carried out at the UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) research facility.

28 June 2019
How did our Milky Way take shape?
How did our Milky Way take shape?

The ‘eye’ of one of the world’s most advanced telescopes is soon to become even more powerful, thanks to the work of an international team led by scientists and engineers in Scotland

28 June 2019
UK to host European Space Weather Week 2020
UK to host European Space Weather Week 2020

Scientist and engineers from around the world will be meeting in the UK next year to talk about space weather and the effect of solar storms on the space surrounding the Earth.

27 June 2019
Harwell Space Cluster Grows to 92 Organisations Employing 1,040
Harwell Space Cluster Grows to 92 Organisations Employing 1,040

In the last six months the Harwell Space Cluster has added 14 new companies to its impressive roster, now comprised of 92 organisations including STFC RAL Space, the UK and European Space Agencies and The Satellite Applications Catapult. 

26 June 2019
Siemens, Atos and STFC launch ground-breaking partnership to help businesses adopt Industry 4.0 technologies
Siemens, Atos and STFC launch ground-breaking partnership to help businesses adopt Industry 4.0 technologies

Siemens Digital Industries, Atos and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre have today launched a ground-breaking Industrial Digitalisation Accelerator (IDA)

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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