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10 December 2018
Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory honoured
Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory honoured

Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory were recently honoured at an event attended by STFC Chief Executive Mark Thompson.

10 December 2018
The unlikely neutron science behind your Christmas menu
The unlikely neutron science behind your Christmas menu

They say that cooking a great Christmas dinner is an art form, but there is also a surprising amount of science that happens in the manufacture of the ingredients that go into your festive treats.

07 December 2018
INTO ORBIT challenge with Lego league
INTO ORBIT challenge with Lego league

With Christmas on the horizon, many young people will be hoping to find Lego in their stocking on Christmas Day.

06 December 2018
Space Ambassador for business will bring space-tech and prosperity to the region
Space Ambassador for business will bring space-tech and prosperity to the region

The first ESA Business Applications Ambassador for the North West and North Wales will bring space enabled opportunities and prosperity to commercial projects across the region.

03 December 2018
Keeping an ion future particle accelerators
Keeping an ion future particle accelerators

A team of physicists, working at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, have built a ‘particle accelerator simulator’ that, instead of being many miles in diameter, can fit on a desktop.

03 December 2018
Doing business @CERN
Doing business @CERN

24 UK companies were at CERN last week with STFC and the Department of International Trade hoping to win contracts to supply goods and services to the world’s largest lab.

30 November 2018
Space: The final frontier – now free to UK start-ups
Space: The final frontier – now free to UK start-ups

Start-up companies at the ESA Business Incubation Centre UK (ESA BIC UK) now have free access to tools and services that will enable them to quickly and affordably test their new technologies in space, thanks to an exciting new collaboration with Open Cosmos.  

27 November 2018
Engineering inspiration for the next generation of engineers
Engineering inspiration for the next generation of engineers

Last week, we inspired future engineers with a day of engineering activities in support of the government’s 'Year of Engineering’ campaign.

23 November 2018
When Mars quakes, a UK-built instrument will listen
When Mars quakes, a UK-built instrument will listen

NASA’s Mars Insight lander is set to touch down on Mars in a mission study the heart of the Red Planet and be the first to measure ‘Marsquakes’.

23 November 2018
How is Space tech improving future food security
How is Space tech improving future food security

With nearly 20% of the world’s population, but less than 10% of its farmland, China faces enormous challenges to feed its growing population, reduce the environmental footprint of its agricultural sector and meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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