UK physicists have for the first time used an extremely powerful laser beam to slow down electrons travelling at near-light speeds – a quantum mechanical phenomenon thought to occur only around objects like black holes.
It’s an exciting start to the New Year for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the teams involved in the mission, as it begins what will be its final set of tests. JWST has made the journey from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Texas where it has been for the last nine months undergoing extensive cryogenic testing, to Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS), California, where it will remain until it is ready for launch in mid-2019.
A team of UK space scientists have been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to take part in a new mission to better prepare Earth against the damaging effects of space weather.
STFC has released a new e-infrastructure strategy recognising its importance for the UK science community.
A new, non-destructive neutron technique has been used to study the inner form of one of mankind's most precious biological objects – the pearl.
A £4million project with STFC Hartree Centre will bring together experts from academia and industry to create new ways to extract useful information from large data sets.
An international team of astronomers, including two STFC scientists, have made the very first detection of a jet from a very young, massive star in a galaxy that is not our own.
The Faraday Institution, based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, has today announced up to £42 million in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct application-inspired research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.
Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah has today announced that Professor Mark Thomson has been selected to be Executive Chair of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), following a fair and open competition.
The UK has built an essential piece of the globally-anticipated DUNE experiment, which will study the differences between neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in a bid to understand how the Universe came to be made up of matter.
Last updated: 06 October 2017