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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.

27 June 2018
UK team develop world's first green energy storage demonstrator to deliver carbon free power
UK team develop world's first green energy storage demonstrator to deliver carbon free power

The world's first green energy storage demonstrator is now live in the UK and has brought carbon-free fuel, that can be stored or transported for later use, a step closer.

26 June 2018
UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing healthcare products to market
UK innovation winners will bring life-enhancing healthcare products to market

Two North West start-ups will bring their healthcare products to market more quickly, as winners of a six month R&D and business support package at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory.

21 June 2018
UK Astronomers Contribute to Most Precise Test of Einstein's General Relativity Outside Milky Way
UK Astronomers Contribute to Most Precise Test of Einstein's General Relativity Outside Milky Way

UK astronomers funded by STFC have been part of the team that used the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile, and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, to make the most precise test yet of Einstein's general theory of relativity outside the Milky Way.

20 June 2018
Spain joins the SKA Organisation
Spain joins the SKA Organisation

In a unanimous decision, the Board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved the application for membership submitted by the Spanish Government. This makes Spain the eleventh Member of the SKA Organisation.

19 June 2018
Nano-scale 'vibrational wave' research could transform the field of materials physics
Nano-scale 'vibrational wave' research could transform the field of materials physics

New UK research studying the vibrational properties of matter, or phonons, at the nanoscale, could bring transformational advances in the design and development of a new generation of advanced materials, such as thermoelectrics, among many others.

18 June 2018
Developing a World Class Research Programme
Developing a World Class Research Programme

STFC Executive Chair Mark Thomson has opened a formal series of discussions with our research communities designed to identify new world class science and technology proposals for potential future investment.

15 June 2018
UK teams contributing to major upgrade to World's largest science experiment – the LHC
UK teams contributing to major upgrade to World's largest science experiment – the LHC

A major upgrade of the World's largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, has commenced today with the eventual aim of increasing the number of collisions in the large experiments by over five times and thus boosting the probability of the discovery of new physics phenomena and expanding our understanding of the Universe.

14 June 2018
Harwell space cluster turbocharges growth in UK's 'new space' sector
Harwell space cluster turbocharges growth in UK's 'new space' sector

Today five 'New Space' companies pioneering the latest space hardware, robotics and technology shared their latest growth and partnership milestones with investors, industry leaders and HRH The Duke of York at the Harwell Campus New Space Showcase.

08 June 2018
STFC congratulates UK Gravitational Waves pioneer on his Knighthood
STFC congratulates UK Gravitational Waves pioneer on his Knighthood

STFC congratulates Professor Sir James Hough, University of Glasgow Research Professor in Natural Philosophy in the School of Physics and Astronomy, on receiving a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday honours 2018 "for services towards the detection of gravitational waves".

Last updated: 06 October 2017

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