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23 July 2018
STFC Strategic Context and Future Opportunities Published
STFC Strategic Context and Future Opportunities Published

STFC has reviewed its corporate strategy and produced a new document to reflect the changing external environment since the strategy was published in 2010.

17 July 2018
UK delivers super-cool kit to USA for Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment
UK delivers super-cool kit to USA for Next-Generation Dark Matter Experiment

A huge UK built titanium chamber designed to keep its contents at a cool -100C and weighing as much as an SUV has been shipped to the United States, where it will soon become part of a next-generation dark matter detector to hunt for the long-theorised elusive dark matter particle called a WIMP (Weakly Interacting Massive Particle).

17 July 2018
Sunny outlook for UK science as new radar promises improved weather forecasting
Sunny outlook for UK science as new radar promises improved weather forecasting

Innovative cloud profiling radar and next generation infrared calibration sources are two exciting new projects being led by STFC’s RAL Space and which are to receive funding of over £1m from the UK Space Agency.

13 July 2018
STFC has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18
STFC has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

The report and accounts outlines a year of significant scientific and technological achievement.

12 July 2018
Scientists closer to solving mystery of where cosmic rays originate
Scientists closer to solving mystery of where cosmic rays originate

An international team of scientists, including a number from the UK supported by STFC, has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

09 July 2018
Neutrons probe ancient metal reinforcement from one of the largest cathedrals in the world
Neutrons probe ancient metal reinforcement from one of the largest cathedrals in the world

New research by a team at the UK's ISIS neutron and muon research facility has revealed how fundamental components of the over six hundred year old Milan Cathedral were constructed.

05 July 2018
UK space sector set to benefit from new European Space Agency contracts
UK space sector set to benefit from new European Space Agency contracts

UK industry will design a future Mars rover and benefit from a new commercial model for space exploration, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today on a visit, along with ESA astronaut Tim Peake, to the Harwell Space Cluster in Oxfordshire.

05 July 2018
Students from across the UK have competed in the second Lunar Rover Competition
Students from across the UK have competed in the second Lunar Rover Competition

Seven student teams consisting of over 60 participants from across the UK reached the final stage of the Lunar Rover Competition, which saw them design, construct and test a lunar rover over a period of 9 months before testing them in the technical facilities at RAL Space.

04 July 2018
Support for space-tech start-ups will strengthen local economies and create more space clusters across the UK
Support for space-tech start-ups will strengthen local economies and create more space clusters across the UK

A successful business incubation programme for space tech start-ups is to be rolled out nationally, to encourage the growth of new space clusters in the North West and Scotland and strengthen local economies.

03 July 2018
Cataclysmic collision shaped Uranus' evolution
Cataclysmic collision shaped Uranus' evolution

Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research.

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