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03 December 2018
Four new gravitational wave detections announced
Four new gravitational wave detections announced

Four new gravitational wave detections announced today include the most massive and distant source ever observed.

28 November 2018
STFC computer scientist helps lead European open data project
STFC computer scientist helps lead European open data project

A member of STFC has been elected to the executive board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a project aiming to make all data produced by publically-funded research available to everyone.

27 November 2018
UK celebrates successful landing of NASA Mars mission
UK celebrates successful landing of NASA Mars mission

A mission to Mars, with a key on-board instrument built by a UK team, is due to touch down on the Red Planet today with the aim of studying the stability or otherwise of the planet’s surface.

27 November 2018
One of the world's brightest lights celebrates 30th birthday
One of the world's brightest lights celebrates 30th birthday

One of the UK’s key international research facilities, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), is celebrating its 30th anniversary today.

22 November 2018
Dinosaur hunter to reveal the secrets of the T-Rex
Dinosaur hunter to reveal the secrets of the T-Rex

An internationally-renowned palaeontologist will be giving a free public lecture about the last days of the dinosaurs in Swindon next month as part of a series of science events organised by STFC.

21 November 2018
United Kingdom becomes shareholder in the world's largest X-ray laser
United Kingdom becomes shareholder in the world's largest X-ray laser

The UK has officially become a shareholder of European XFEL GmbH, the company that builds and runs the world’s largest X-ray laser in Schenefeld near Hamburg.

14 November 2018
UK Astronomers discover super-Earth around Barnard's star
UK Astronomers discover super-Earth around Barnard's star

UK Astronomers, along with colleagues from around the world, have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard’s star.

14 November 2018
No needles required – Cutting edge sweat sensor will monitor glucose levels for diabetics in real time
No needles required – Cutting edge sweat sensor will monitor glucose levels for diabetics in real time

New technology will make it easier for people with diabetes to manage their glucose levels, without the use of a finger pricking device.

12 November 2018
STFC mourns the loss of leading UK physicist Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS
STFC mourns the loss of leading UK physicist Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS

STFC mourns the loss of Professor James Stirling, one of the UK’s leading theoretical particle physicists and a member from 2009 to 2015 of STFC’s Council, our senior strategic advisory body.

09 November 2018
Meteoric stargazing in the Scottish Highlands
Meteoric stargazing in the Scottish Highlands

Families in the Highlands caught sight of a meteor during this year’s first Star Stories stargazing session.

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