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06 September 2018
UK dataset expertise informs Google's new dataset search
UK dataset expertise informs Google's new dataset search

Experts from UK Research and Innovation have contributed to a search tool newly launched by Google that aims to help scientists, policy makers and other user groups more easily find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

30 August 2018
Daresbury Laboratory's 'Talking Science' - celebrating 20 years and coming to a venue near you!
Daresbury Laboratory's 'Talking Science' - celebrating 20 years and coming to a venue near you!

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury Laboratory is celebrating 20 years of bringing inspirational science talks to the general public.

29 August 2018
UK researchers achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave
UK researchers achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in a proton-driven plasma wave

UK researchers have played a key role in the first successful acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping through a plasma.  The breakthrough by the AWAKE (Advanced WAKEfield Experiment) collaboration at CERN could radically change the design of future particle accelerators.

28 August 2018
UK particle physicists celebrate first observation of the long sought decay of the Higgs boson
UK particle physicists celebrate first observation of the long sought decay of the Higgs boson

UK particle physicists are celebrating that the ATLAS Collaboration experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has – at long last – observed the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of bottom (b) quarks.

23 August 2018
ALPHA experiment takes antimatter to a new level
ALPHA experiment takes antimatter to a new level

In a paper published in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, reports that it has literally taken antimatter to a new level by observing the Lyman-alpha electronic transition in the antihydrogen atom, the antimatter counterpart of hydrogen, for the first time.

23 August 2018
Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee UPDATE
Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee UPDATE

The government has updated its information for UK applicants to Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for science and innovation.

23 August 2018
Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption
Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and potentially contributing to Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, says new research.

17 August 2018
UK astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the Universe
UK astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the Universe

UK astronomers, working with colleagues in the USA, have found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first that formed in our Universe.

15 August 2018
STFC appoints new Director of its Particle Physics Department
STFC appoints new Director of its Particle Physics Department

Professor Dave Newbold from the University of Bristol has been appointed as the new Director of the STFC Particle Physics Department.

14 August 2018
UK National Satellite Test Facility awards its first contracts for major space test equipment
UK National Satellite Test Facility awards its first contracts for major space test equipment

Contracts worth £19 million have been awarded for the first of the major facilities for the National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) which is to be built and operated by STFC's RAL Space on behalf of the UK government.

Last updated: 06 October 2017

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