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05 December 2017
UK team develop laser to iron-out imperfections in metal
UK team develop laser to iron-out imperfections in metal

A new laser processing laboratory has been commissioned at the UK's premier laser research facility with the aim of developing unique methods of treating metals for use in high-value manufacturing, for example in high stress machinery such as aerospace components.

30 November 2017
50 years of searching the skies with INT
50 years of searching the skies with INT

Fifty years on from the inauguration of the Isaac Newton Telescope (INT), this international science facility remains a powerful research infrastructure which continues to provide answers to some of the most pressing questions in astronomy.

28 November 2017
Mapping the future of UK nuclear physics research
Mapping the future of UK nuclear physics research

Nuclear physicists from across Europe, including the UK, have today gathered in Brussels to hear the announcement of an updated strategy which will guide the community’s research priorities in the coming years.

28 November 2017
Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre
Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre

The UK’s world-leading expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised this week with the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) which will have high performance computing support from STFC’s Hartree Centre.

28 November 2017
Super-powerful microscope facility in £7million funding boost for materials research
Super-powerful microscope facility in £7million funding boost for materials research

It takes 750,000 atoms to cover the width of a human hair, but the super-powerful electron microscopes at the UK’s SuperSTEM Laboratory can scan and identify every single one of them.

28 November 2017
Call for Proof of Concept proposals
Call for Proof of Concept proposals

Proposals are invited for collaborative projects that develop and expand links between Industry and members of the Harwell HealthTec Cluster.
Closing date: 8 January 2018.

27 November 2017
Landmark agreement between research and industry to harness high performance computing
Landmark agreement between research and industry to harness high performance computing

High performance computing will power a new era in industrial product development in the UK, thanks to landmark research agreement.

21 November 2017
Titan's unique chemistry causes strange atmospheric behaviour
Titan's unique chemistry causes strange atmospheric behaviour

A new international study, led by the UK, has shown that unexpected temperature changes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are caused by its unique atmospheric chemistry.

20 November 2017
Space dust may transport life between worlds
Space dust may transport life between worlds

Life on our planet might have originated from biological particles brought to Earth in streams of space dust, a new study partly funded by STFC suggests.

20 November 2017
MIRI on the right tracks at NASA Johnson
MIRI on the right tracks at NASA Johnson

UK scientists and engineers are celebrating following the confirmation that their instrument has performed very well during the cryogenic testing for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas.

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