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4 November 2021
UK delivers new heart for CERN's ALICE detector
UK delivers new heart for CERN's ALICE detector

One of the world's most advanced particle detectors has had the heart of the experiment upgraded thanks to state-of-the-art UK-built technology – making it 100 to 1000 times more sensitive.

1 November 2021
ESS cavity milestones at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory
ESS cavity milestones at STFC's Daresbury Laboratory

Experts in accelerator cavity testing are celebrating a milestone at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, with the receipt, testing, assessment and delivery of high-beta superconducting cavities destined for the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden now underway.

20 October 2021
New game encourages children to explore strange new worlds
New game encourages children to explore strange new worlds

Aspiring young astronomers and budding interplanetary explorers are set to be given a unique opportunity to hunt for distant alien worlds far outside our own solar system, thanks to a cutting-edge, interactive online game.

15 October 2021
Samurai warriors 'protected' from bullets by helmets with inbuilt 'crumple zones'
Samurai warriors 'protected' from bullets by helmets with inbuilt 'crumple zones'

Neutron diffraction techniques at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source have revealed that, in the 17th century, one type of Samurai helmet may have helped to protect its wearer from new-fangled firearms in the same way as a car crumple zone protects its occupants today.

8 July 2021
New Higgs BIC incubatee Lenz Labs to solve train delays
New Higgs BIC incubatee Lenz Labs to solve train delays

High-tech start-up Lenz Labs, who recently joined the Higgs Business Incubation Centre (BIC) programme at the Higgs Centre for Innovation, is developing innovative new technology that could solve a long-standing problem.

29 June 2021
Leading-edge space research in the classroom: what the students found and how it's helping astronomers
Leading-edge space research in the classroom: what the students found and how it's helping astronomers

Sixth form students have been given the unique opportunity to present their own findings from a project that supports the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) mission. Their findings will help identify potential targets for the Webb telescope due to launch in autumn this year.

15 June 2021
Could an experimental set-up help save our art heritage?
Could an experimental set-up help save our art heritage?

Scientists have used STFC’s ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to test new non-destructive ways to prevent environmental damage to historical paintings.

11 June 2021
Avoiding space jams and finding space junk – with unprecedented precision
Avoiding space jams and finding space junk – with unprecedented precision

A UK start-up company is developing ground-based laser technology that can pinpoint, down to the centimetre, the exact distance between Earth and a satellite in low earth orbit.

7 June 2021
Predicting weather and climate change at a million, million, trillion calculations per second
Predicting weather and climate change at a million, million, trillion calculations per second

First global weather and climate simulations have run on the Met Office’s revolutionary new atmosphere model, marking the 10-year anniversary of the ground breaking ‘GungHo’ project between the Met Office, NERC and STFC.

4 June 2021
STFC grant brings digital science to Leicester community
STFC grant brings digital science to Leicester community

A successful project to bring space science to communities in Leicester has been celebrating the young people who ensured that the pandemic didn’t quell the enthusiasm for learning about the Universe.

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