A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten without breaking the skin and damaging the fruit – ensuring customers do not buy fruit that is already past its best.
A ground-breaking scientific collaboration, partly funded by STFC, is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo.
Scientists from the UK are collaborating with Malaysian academics on new studies that include improving the aerodynamics of supersonic vehicles, looking at physics beyond the Standard Model and trying to speed up the analysis of thousands of astronomical images.
The international team of astronomers behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes designed to image black holes – have succeeded in producing the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
Pioneering UK company Adaptix is at the centre of a major £1million joint initiative that is using technology designed to search for stars in distant galaxies to develop a portable 3D medical x-ray machine for earlier cancer detection..
Nine innovative and cutting-edge science projects between the UK and the developing world will soon be brought to life – and will tackle global challenges such as access to healthcare, protecting ecosystems and food sustainability.
Potential future leaders in science and innovation have been awarded a funding boost by STFC to help them realise their research ambitions.
A team of UK scientists are researching how to apply drone technology to prevent the spread of a devastating fungal disease among one of the world’s best-loved and most valuable crops – coffee.
A newly launched research project brings together African researchers with a team from the UK’s Diamond Light Source synchrotron research facility to focus on two key areas crucial to development in Africa – energy and healthcare.
UK astrophysicists are gearing up to resume the search for gravitational waves, the ripples in spacetime caused by some of the universe’s most spectacular events, after substantial upgrades to the three global detectors mean that they will be able to survey an even larger volume of space than ever before for powerful, wave-making events, such as the collisions of black holes.
Last updated: 03 July 2019