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22 July 2020
£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution
£3 million awarded to help tackle air pollution

UK Research and Innovation has awarded £3 million to support six research networks that will investigate solutions to air pollution.

21 July 2020
Scientists form nanoscale Olympic rings using new beamline
Scientists form nanoscale Olympic rings using new beamline

International researchers have used the newest instrument at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to form and study interlocked self-assembled rings, made solely from one molecular ingredient. This could lead to the development of new materials in the future and has the potential to advance the development of molecular machines.

16 July 2020
Solar Orbiter space mission to study the sun sends back first set of images
Solar Orbiter space mission to study the Sun sends back first set of images

One of the instruments used to produce the images captured on board the European Space Agency's (ESA) solar orbiter spacecraft, was designed and built by the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) RAL space.

13 July 2020
Engineered llama antibodies neutralise Covid-19 virus
Engineered llama antibodies neutralise Covid-19 virus

New research from the UK shows that antibodies derived from llamas are able to neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus in lab tests.

06 July 2020
STFC team helps national consortium deliver 13,437 ventilators
STFC team helps national consortium deliver 13,437 ventilators

Technicians, engineers and scientists from STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have helped deliver 13,437 ventilators as part of Ventilator Challenge UK, more than doubling the stock available to the NHS.

03 July 2020
STFC'S Rachael Buckley – Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow
STFC'S Rachael Buckley – Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow

Congratulations to Rachel Buckley, a leading technician at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, who has been made an Honorary Fellow by the Institute of Physics, its highest honour.   

02 July 2020
UK-XFEL draft science case consultation
UK-XFEL draft science case consultation
24 June 2020
STFC welcomes Space Park Leicester to national business programme for start-ups
STFC welcomes Space Park Leicester to national business programme for start-ups

The world’s largest space incubation programme for space tech start-ups will extend to the new Space Park Leicester in the East Midlands, in a drive to support the vibrant, growing regional space clusters across the UK.

23 June 2020
Scientists find cosmic object that may reshape our understanding of the biggest stars in the Universe
Scientists find cosmic object that may reshape our understanding of the biggest stars in the Universe

On August 14 last year, the US-based National Science Foundation's LIGO, part -funded by the STFC, and the European Virgo detector picked up a gravitational wave signal from the merger of two astronomical objects.

19 June 2020
UK scientists contribute to major update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics
UK scientists contribute to major update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics

An update to the European Strategy for Particle Physics announced today will guide UK priorities in the coming years within the global research landscape. The key scientific priorities are the detailed study of the Higgs boson and the continued exploration of the high-energy frontier, both seen as two crucial and complementary ways to address the leading open questions in particle physics.

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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