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17 January 2019
UK scientists and engineers working to reduce food waste in developing countries
UK scientists and engineers working to reduce food waste in developing countries

Scientists and engineers in the UK are working to use ideas from advanced space technology to improve the lives of farmers and reduce food waste in developing countries.

Due to a warmer climate and a lack of technology, expertise and infrastructure, up to 40% of food in developing countries can be wasted, with much of this waste being fresh produce. 

15 January 2019
International collaboration publishes design for an even larger hadron collider at CERN
International collaboration publishes design for an even larger hadron collider at CERN

An international collaboration of scientists and engineers, including many from the UK, have submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for the Future Circular Collider (FCC).

15 January 2019
Helping unlock mysteries of rare cosmic rays
Helping unlock mysteries of rare cosmic rays

UK scientists, as part of an international team, have helped to design and build a prototype particle detector that aims to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding rare cosmic rays that enter Earth’s atmosphere from deep space.

14 January 2019
UK experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy
UK experts honoured in Annual Awards for Astronomy

A number of STFC-supported researchers have been honoured for significant achievements in astronomy and geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in its annual awards.

11 January 2019
Using space technology to tackle air pollution caused by farming
Using space technology to tackle air pollution caused by farming

A team of UK scientists are applying technology developed for space research to help tackle the amount of ammonia that the farming industry releases into the atmosphere and try to make farming more efficient

11 January 2019
Horizon 2020 grant holders – have you submitted your details to UKRI's portal?
Horizon 2020 grant holders – have you submitted your details to UKRI's portal?

UK organisations holding grants from Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship programme for research and innovation, need to submit information about them into a UKRI portal designed to capture basic details about the grants.

10 January 2019
Thousands of stars are turning into crystals
Thousands of stars are turning into crystals

For the first time, astronomers have direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals – fifty years after the discovery was first predicted.

09 January 2019
A giant space bubble being blown in nearby galaxy
A giant space bubble being blown in nearby galaxy

Astrophysicists have discovered an enormous bubble currently being ‘blown’ by the regular eruptions from a star in a nearby galaxy – and studying this phenomenon could help scientists to better understand how the universe expands.

07 January 2019
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies
STFC speeding up analysis of experimental data by using AI technologies

STFC is about to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to more efficiently sort through the swathes of experimental data produced at its national multidisciplinary science facilities with the aim of making quicker scientific breakthroughs.

04 January 2019
Milky Way headed for catastrophic galactic collision course
Milky Way headed for catastrophic galactic collision course

A nearby galaxy is headed on a collision course with the Milky Way, scientists have warned, which could cause Earth’s solar system to be shunted out of its galaxy into the depths of space.

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