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30 August 2019
Beetle scales could hold the key to sustainable white paint
Beetle scales could hold the key to sustainable white paint

Scientists have used STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) research facility to investigate how to mimic one of the brightest whites in nature, with the aim of producing more environmentally-friendly paint in the future.

29 August 2019
STFC congratulates Professor Ian Munro being made an IOP Honorary Fellow
STFC congratulates Professor Ian Munro being made an IOP Honorary Fellow

Professor Ian Munro, one of the pioneers of the Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS) at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire has been made an Honorary Fellow by the Institute of Physics, the highest honour they can bestow.

29 August 2019
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls

Scientists working at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) have found that the cell walls of plants play a more important role in regulating plant proteins than previously thought and this new research has the potential to lead to more disease resistant crops.

22 August 2019
Astrophysicists calculate mass of lightest neutrino
Astrophysicists calculate mass of lightest neutrino

A new study published today reveals the mass of the lightest neutrino, an abundant ‘ghost’ particle found throughout the universe, has been calculated to be at least six million times lighter than the mass of an electron.

16 August 2019
Atomic 'Trojan horse' could inspire a new generation of X-ray lasers and compact particle accelerators
Atomic 'Trojan horse' could inspire a new generation of X-ray lasers and compact particle accelerators

Researchers from the UK and US have developed a ground breaking technique that could produce an electron beam up to 10,000 times brighter than the most powerful beams today.

09 August 2019
UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges
UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.

09 August 2019
UK-India laser technology programme to benefit both countries' economies
UK-India laser technology programme to benefit both countries' economies

Laser scientists and engineers from the United Kingdom and India will collaborate under a new innovation programme to develop fresh laser technologies that will have the potential to boost the economies of both countries.

07 August 2019
UK astronomy team reveal quasars' true colours
UK astronomy team reveal quasars' true colours

Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe’s most energetic objects.

06 August 2019
UK scientists contribute to final assembly of next-generation dark matter detector
UK scientists contribute to final assembly of next-generation dark matter detector

The key component of the UK supported LUX-ZEPLIN experiment is ready to be sealed and lowered nearly 1.5 km underground, where it will search for dark matter.

06 August 2019
£67Million Cutting-Edge Vaccines Centre to be located at Harwell Campus
£67Million Cutting-Edge Vaccines Centre to be located at Harwell Campus

Announced today, the UK’s first dedicated Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) will be located at Harwell Campus. 

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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