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15 February 2019
US-UK-Australia funding to improve global gravitational wave network
US-UK-Australia funding to improve global gravitational wave network

A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies of the United Kingdom and United States announced today.

14 February 2019
Speed dating for archaeologists – thanks to CERN technology
Speed dating for archaeologists – thanks to CERN technology

Carbon dating is the ‘gold standard’ technique applied by archaeologists worldwide to date objects made from organic materials from over the past 50,000 years.

13 February 2019
Building a billion pixel detector for the Large Hadron Collider
Building a billion pixel detector for the Large Hadron Collider

Scientists, engineers and technicians at Daresbury Laboratory are playing a key role in building ground-breaking new technologies that will enable a major upgrade of the ALICE experiment, one of the four main detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

07 February 2019
Central Africa's first ever research-class astronomical observatory moves a step closer
Central Africa's first ever research-class astronomical observatory moves a step closer

Kenya could soon host the only research-class observatory in equatorial Africa, thanks to a collaboration between the nation and the UK.

06 February 2019
UK university has something to twist and shout about after 40-year search
UK university has something to twist and shout about after 40-year search

Major research carried out by a UK university could lead to advancements in chemical manufacturing, miniaturisation and pharmaceuticals.

06 February 2019
UK-built Mars instrument dons a protective sunhat
UK-built Mars instrument dons a protective sunhat

An international Mars mission has successfully reached its latest milestone and now the on-board instrument that will measure ‘Marsquakes’, and which was built by a UK team including STFC RAL Space, has gained a protective shield.

05 February 2019
UK will have simulation capabilities like never before with powerful quantum learning machine
UK will have simulation capabilities like never before with powerful quantum learning machine

UK researchers and industry will soon be able to process unprecedented amounts of data and harness powerful simulation capabilities, thanks to the arrival of a new Quantum Learning Machine at one of the UK’s leading high-performance computing research facilities.

31 January 2019
Ground-breaking gravitational waves expert granted knighthood
Ground-breaking gravitational waves expert granted knighthood

One of the UK’s leading astrophysicists, who played an instrumental role in the historic detection of gravitational waves, received a knighthood today.

25 January 2019
Design completed of the networking 'backbone' of the World's largest ever radio telescope
Design completed of the networking 'backbone' of the world's largest ever radio telescope

The latest design milestone has been completed for what will soon be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - with the international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) engineering consortium concluding its work to design the complex system of networking that forms the backbone of the SKA.

24 January 2019
EnergyTec cluster grows 17% in less than a year
EnergyTec cluster grows 17% in less than a year

New figures released today show that Harwell’s EnergyTec Cluster has grown 17 percent since its launch in May 2018 and now includes 35 industry, academic and public organisations working on the Campus, collectively employing over 900 people. 

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