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06 November 2018
How science is helping to bring joy to children in hospital
How science is helping to bring joy to children in hospital

A nine-year-old girl who suffers from a rare and extremely painful bone condition is hoping to make long hospital stays a little less daunting for other poorly children by creating activity packs to hand out on children’s wards.

01 November 2018
Inspirational prize for STEM Inspiration Award winners
Inspirational prize for STEM Inspiration Award winners

The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the UK to inspire young people to study STEM subjects will be celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards at the House of Lords today, 1 November 2018.  The Science and Technology Facilities Council is sponsoring an inspirational trip to CERN for the winners.

30 October 2018
Breast cancer detection research receives STFC funding
Breast cancer detection research receives STFC funding

A collaboration of researchers from the UK is pursuing a technique to detect breast cancer more quickly, thanks to funding from STFC and partners.

27 October 2018
STFC host Mars rover remote testing
STFC host Mars rover remote testing

Field trials of a UK built Mars rover took place in the Tabernas Desert in Spain last week. The rover was remote controlled by a team a thousand miles away at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) RAL Space in Oxfordshire.

23 October 2018
Can computer scientists improve Oxfordshire infrastructure?
Can computer scientists improve Oxfordshire infrastructure?

A team of STFC scientists will soon be using cutting edge computer simulations to see if Oxfordshire’s transport and healthcare infrastructures could run more efficiently.

22 October 2018
High performance computing delivers huge economic benefits for UK business
High performance computing delivers huge economic benefits for UK business

Working with high performance computing experts is boosting sales income and international competitiveness for British companies, a new study has found.

22 October 2018
UK celebrates successful launch of Mercury probe
UK celebrates successful launch of Mercury probe

Scientists across the UK are celebrating after the successful launch of a spacecraft bound for Mercury.

18 October 2018
STFC engineer awarded prestigious Royal Academy Senior Research Fellowship
STFC engineer awarded prestigious Royal Academy Senior Research Fellowship

Congratulations to STFC’s Dr Jacqui Cole on becoming a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow following her incredible work that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing the engineering industry.

18 October 2018
Don't be afraid of the dark this Halloween
Don't be afraid of the dark this Halloween

This Halloween, get ready to visit the dark side – but there is no need to be afraid, as it is actually a global celebration of science.

17 October 2018
Listen to the sounds of space in free online film
Listen to the sounds of space in free online film

According to the movie Alien, ‘in space, no-one can hear you scream’. This helped to perpetuate the popular opinion that there is no sound in space, just a noiseless vacuum.

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