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07 February 2019
Central Africa's first ever research-class astronomical observatory moves a step closer
Central Africa's first ever research-class astronomical observatory moves a step closer

Kenya could soon host the only research-class observatory in equatorial Africa, thanks to a collaboration between the nation and the UK.

06 February 2019
UK university has something to twist and shout about after 40-year search
UK university has something to twist and shout about after 40-year search

Major research carried out by a UK university could lead to advancements in chemical manufacturing, miniaturisation and pharmaceuticals.

06 February 2019
UK-built Mars instrument dons a protective sunhat
UK-built Mars instrument dons a protective sunhat

An international Mars mission has successfully reached its latest milestone and now the on-board instrument that will measure ‘Marsquakes’, and which was built by a UK team including STFC RAL Space, has gained a protective shield.

05 February 2019
UK will have simulation capabilities like never before with powerful quantum learning machine
UK will have simulation capabilities like never before with powerful quantum learning machine

UK researchers and industry will soon be able to process unprecedented amounts of data and harness powerful simulation capabilities, thanks to the arrival of a new Quantum Learning Machine at one of the UK’s leading high-performance computing research facilities.

31 January 2019
Ground-breaking gravitational waves expert granted knighthood
Ground-breaking gravitational waves expert granted knighthood

One of the UK’s leading astrophysicists, who played an instrumental role in the historic detection of gravitational waves, received a knighthood today.

25 January 2019
Design completed of the networking 'backbone' of the World's largest ever radio telescope
Design completed of the networking 'backbone' of the world's largest ever radio telescope

The latest design milestone has been completed for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - with the international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) engineering consortium concluding its work to design the complex system of networking that forms the backbone of the SKA.

24 January 2019
EnergyTec cluster grows 17% in less than a year
EnergyTec cluster grows 17% in less than a year

New figures released today show that Harwell’s EnergyTec Cluster has grown 17 percent since its launch in May 2018 and now includes 35 industry, academic and public organisations working on the Campus, collectively employing over 900 people. 

22 January 2019
Smartphone app to help farmers with pest control
Smartphone app to help farmers with pest control

UK scientists are creating a smartphone app to help farmers tackle the pests that destroy their crops – and it could have a major impact on the way information about the natural world is gathered, stored and accessed worldwide.

22 January 2019
Millions of osteoporosis sufferers could be helped by bone-growing technology
Millions of osteoporosis sufferers could be helped by bone-growing technology

UK scientists have launched a clinical investigation which could eventually help millions of osteoporosis sufferers by harnessing pioneering ‘nanokicking’ technology – using tiny vibrations to turn stem cells into healthy bone.

22 January 2019
Better 'hearing aids' to listen to the Universe
Better 'hearing aids' to listen to the Universe

The world’s most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds for new research and development work.

Last updated: 03 July 2019

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