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14 November 2018
Fighting fires with neutron science
Fighting fires with neutron science

Researchers at the University of Bristol are using neutrons to investigate the properties of chemicals used in fire-fighting foams in a bid to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.

09 November 2018
Science, a Human Right
Science, a Human Right

Some may think science is only for the super smart, but in reality, science impacts everyone, everywhere. World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to highlight the importance of science in our daily lives.

08 November 2018
What makes up the other 95% of the Universe?
What makes up the other 95% of the Universe?

It seems difficult to understand why, but what we see around us makes up just 5% of the Universe. The other 95% is a mystery, and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) created a global discussion about how we can solve it!

08 November 2018
Crab cavities – pinching protons in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
Crab cavities – pinching protons in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Experts at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory are helping CERN’s upgrade at the LHC by providing ‘crab cavities’.

07 November 2018
Laser engineers get warm welcome at the CLF
Laser engineers get warm welcome at the CLF

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) recently welcomed four engineers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai for a knowledge exchange visit.

05 November 2018
To Lund's end from John O'Groats – the super structures designed at Daresbury
To Lund's end from John O'Groats – the super structures designed at Daresbury

Super structures designed at Daresbury Laboratory and fabricated near John O’Groats have been successfully installed at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden.

31 October 2018
52 million electron volt milestone for cancer therapy technology soon to be tested at Daresbury Lab
52 million electron volt milestone for cancer therapy technology soon to be tested at Daresbury Lab

Breakthrough radiotherapy technology that aims to reduce the cost and improve the performance of cancer treatment, is now one step closer to completion following a major milestone in its development.

31 October 2018
What could a plastic-free world look like? Explore, with 'Talking Science' in Warrington
What could a plastic-free world look like? Explore, with 'Talking Science' in Warrington

Are plastics the destroyer or saviour of our planet?  Could we ban plastics completely? These are just a couple of the questions that will be explored by internationally acknowledged Professor Averil MacDonald OBE, in an exciting one-off public lecture at the Pyramid and Parr Hall in Warrington, 15 November 2018, 7-8pm.

31 October 2018
Computing your future
Computing your future

Last week we inspired over 400 families with STFC’s computing science.

29 October 2018
The mystery of the decaying "Emperors"
The mystery of the decaying "Emperors"

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford are hoping that the STFC’s ISIS facility will help them solve a local mystery – why a set of busts that stood outside of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford crumbled beyond recognition within a few short decades when their predecessors endured for two centuries. Did the mason simply use inferior quality stone, or was some 19th century student skulduggery to blame?

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