An international team of scientists, co-funded by STFC, believe they have found one answer to how water appeared on the surface of Mars. They have analysed Martian meteorites and discovered unprecedented details about how asteroid impacts can help to create temporary sources of running water on Mars.
Scientists and engineers from STFC are to contribute to new £55million research projects aimed at facilitating improvements in cheaper, safer and more efficient batteries for applications including electric cars.
Scientists from leading UK research institutions have set out a plan to achieve more powerful and compact accelerators, for the benefit of academia and industry alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: 03 July 2019