Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found.
Understanding how the Universe works isn’t easy. Deciding which question to focus on next can be just as hard, and for the next week physicists from across the United Kingdom will join international colleagues to debate what, when and how to do so.
An international group of scientists led by the UK has finished designing the computing ‘brain’ of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope.
The UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) has announced its annual Impact Awards which celebrate the scientific, social and economic impact of the research of its users.
Massive collisions in the Universe between black holes or dead stars appear to happen very frequently as, following the latest switching on of the three upgraded detectors, scientists have detected gravitational waves emanating from the collision of two neutron stars, and another that could be the first evidence of neutron star-black hole collision
Dr Andrew Taylor, most recently the Executive Director of STFC’s National Laboratories, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.
A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten without breaking the skin and damaging the fruit – ensuring customers do not buy fruit that is already past its best.
A ground-breaking scientific collaboration, partly funded by STFC, is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo.
Scientists from the UK are collaborating with Malaysian academics on new studies that include improving the aerodynamics of supersonic vehicles, looking at physics beyond the Standard Model and trying to speed up the analysis of thousands of astronomical images.
The international team of astronomers behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes designed to image black holes – have succeeded in producing the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
Last updated: 03 July 2019