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07 February 2018
UK laser experiment mimics black hole environment
UK laser experiment mimics black hole environment

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.

05 February 2018
James Webb Space Telescope one step closer to launch with move to California
James Webb Space Telescope one step closer to launch with move to California

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.

02 February 2018
Watching the weather in space
Watching the weather in space

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.

31 January 2018
STFC e-infrastructure strategy published
STFC e-infrastructure strategy published

STFC has released a new e-infrastructure strategy recognising its importance for the UK science community.

30 January 2018
Studying precious pearls using novel neutron imaging technique
Studying precious pearls using novel neutron imaging technique

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.

29 January 2018
£4million to develop data handling techniques for industry
£4million to develop data handling techniques for industry

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.

25 January 2018
First gas jet detection from massive young star outside our galaxy
First gas jet detection from massive young star outside our galaxy

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.

23 January 2018
The Faraday Institution announces £42 million for energy storage research
The Faraday Institution announces £42 million for energy storage research

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.

22 January 2018
New STFC Executive Chair announced
New STFC Executive Chair announced

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.

16 January 2018
UK builds vital component of global neutrino experiment
UK builds vital component of global neutrino experiment

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.

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