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12 February 2018
Stronger UK-US cooperation in big data will benefit businesses
Stronger UK-US cooperation in big data will benefit businesses

American and British business is expected to benefit from a new collaboration agreement signed today between leading US and UK research laboratories. The deal focuses on translating high performance computing techniques widely used in academia into processes to boost industrial productivity and innovation.

12 February 2018
UK research suggests interstellar visitors had a violent past
UK research suggests interstellar visitors had a violent past

The first-ever observed interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past – causing it to tumble around chaotically as it travels through space – an STFC-funded scientist has discovered.

12 February 2018
Senior drivers needed to test drive technology that will keep them safe on the road
Senior drivers needed to test drive technology that will keep them safe on the road

Drivers over the age of 65 from across the UK are needed to take part in a new voluntary research project designed to help senior drivers stay on the road safely for longer.

08 February 2018
Researchers and industry experts unite to help start-up tech firms at new centre
Researchers and industry experts unite to help start-up tech firms at new centre

The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) flagship new business innovation centre – which will bring together the best of academia and industry – is now welcoming applications from start-up companies.

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.

02 February 2018
Forthcoming PPRP meeting - 28 March 2018
Forthcoming PPRP meeting - 28 March 2018

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place in CS12/13, Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1ET on the 28 March 2018. The Panel will be reviewing one project proposal.

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.

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