UK scientists working with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have used neutron scattering to help develop a catalyst that converts biomass into fuel efficiently, potentially leading to a more sustainable source of petrochemicals for use in industry.
The Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air programme is planning a series of workshops in early 2020 to scope upcoming funding opportunities through the programme.
Scientists have been using neutron and X-ray imaging techniques at the UK’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS)’S TOSCA facility and at the Diamond Light Source synchrotron to help develop a new material that could capture toxic sulphur dioxide pollution before transforming it into useful compounds.
The largest direct-detection dark matter experiment in the US reached its latest milestone when the crews at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota last week strapped the central component of LUX-ZEPLIN, (LZ) below an elevator and lowered it 4,850 feet down a shaft. Dr Pawel Majewski from the Particle Physics Department of the STFC has led the design, fabrication, cleaning, and delivery of LZ’s inner cryostat vessel.
A leading-edge new telescope instrument, designed and built by an international collaboration including the UK, has today aimed its 5,000 fibre-optic eyes at the night sky for the first time.
STFC congratulates members of staff Emma Meehan, Ian East and Donna Wyatt on winning two categories in the first ever Institute of Physics Technicians Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics that impacts all of us.
New STFC-funded research published today from a UK-led team challenges the theory that landslides on Mars were caused by ice – using detailed three-dimensional images of an ancient extensive landslide spanning an area more than 55 kilometres wide.
21 years ago today, Lord Sainsbury, then serving as the Minister for Science and Innovation, opened the doors of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh. Today we celebrate 21 years in the design and production of state-of-the-art astronomical instrumentation.
The UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft is preparing to leave the test facility in Germany to head for its launch site in the USA. UK scientists, including those from RAL Space, were instrumental in proposing the mission to ESA. The UK Space Agency funded the development of two out of the 10 scientific instruments on board the spacecraft, and contributed to a further two.
Last updated: 03 July 2019