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05 July 2018
Students from across the UK have competed in the second Lunar Rover Competition
Students from across the UK have competed in the second Lunar Rover Competition

Seven student teams consisting of over 60 participants from across the UK reached the final stage of the Lunar Rover Competition, which saw them design, construct and test a lunar rover over a period of 9 months before testing them in the technical facilities at RAL Space.

04 July 2018
Support for space-tech start-ups will strengthen local economies and create more space clusters across the UK
Support for space-tech start-ups will strengthen local economies and create more space clusters across the UK

A successful business incubation programme for space tech start-ups is to be rolled out nationally, to encourage the growth of new space clusters in the North West and Scotland and strengthen local economies.

03 July 2018
Cataclysmic collision shaped Uranus' evolution
Cataclysmic collision shaped Uranus' evolution

Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research.

27 June 2018
UK team develop world's first green energy storage demonstrator to deliver carbon free power
UK team develop world's first green energy storage demonstrator to deliver carbon free power

The world's first green energy storage demonstrator is now live in the UK and has brought carbon-free fuel, that can be stored or transported for later use, a step closer.

26 June 2018
UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing healthcare products to market
UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing healthcare products to market

Two North West start-ups will bring their healthcare products to market more quickly, as winners of a six month R&D and business support package at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory.

21 June 2018
UK Astronomers Contribute to Most Precise Test of Einstein's General Relativity Outside Milky Way
UK Astronomers Contribute to Most Precise Test of Einstein's General Relativity Outside Milky Way

UK astronomers funded by STFC have been part of the team that used the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, to make the most precise test yet of Einstein's general theory of relativity outside the Milky Way.

20 June 2018
Spain joins the SKA Organisation
Spain joins the SKA Organisation

In a unanimous decision, the Board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved the application for membership submitted by the Spanish Government. This makes Spain the eleventh Member of the SKA Organisation.

19 June 2018
Nano-scale 'vibrational wave' research could transform the field of materials physics
Nano-scale 'vibrational wave' research could transform the field of materials physics

New UK research studying the vibrational properties of matter, or phonons, at the nanoscale, could bring transformational advances in the design and development of a new generation of advanced materials, such as thermoelectrics, among many others.

18 June 2018
Developing a World Class Research Programme
Developing a World Class Research Programme

STFC Executive Chair Mark Thomson has opened a formal series of discussions with our research communities designed to identify new world class science and technology proposals for potential future investment.

15 June 2018
UK teams contributing to major upgrade to World's largest science experiment – the LHC
UK teams contributing to major upgrade to World's largest science experiment – the LHC

A major upgrade of the World's largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, has commenced today with the eventual aim of increasing the number of collisions in the large experiments by over five times and thus boosting the probability of the discovery of new physics phenomena and expanding our understanding of the Universe.

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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