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05 August 2020
New milestone brings the UK's largest AI supercomputer one step closer
New milestone brings the UK's largest AI supercomputer one step closer

The largest supercomputer dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) in the UK will enable academics and industry to drive cutting edge innovation, boosting the UK’s ability to make world-changing scientific breakthroughs.

03 August 2020
Scientists at CERN one step closer to understanding the Higgs boson
Scientists at CERN one step closer to understanding the Higgs boson

New results have been announced by particle physicists at CERN that will move them closer to understanding the basic forces that shape our universe.

29 July 2020
NA62 experiment at CERN reports first evidence for ultra-rare process that could lead to new physics
NA62 experiment at CERN reports first evidence for ultra-rare process that could lead to new physics

Scientists at CERN have reported on their first significant evidence for a process predicted by theory, paving the way for searches for evidence of new physics in particle processes that could explain dark matter and other mysteries of the universe.

20 July 2020
Exploring planets with a rover – from home!
Exploring planets with a rover – from home!

What links the UK’s deepest working mine with remote schools in the Scottish highlands? The answer: Remote3, a school robotics project funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

15 July 2020
Sci-fi comic gives voice to young people during pandemic
Sci-fi comic gives voice to young people during pandemic

PLANET DIVOC-91, an exciting new webcomic released this week, wants to bring COVID-19 issues to the fore in a unique way for young people.

13 July 2020
Engineered llama antibodies neutralise Covid-19 virus
Engineered llama antibodies neutralise Covid-19 virus

New research from the UK shows that antibodies derived from llamas are able to neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus in lab tests.

07 July 2020
What she did next! – a work experience case study
What she did next! – a work experience case study

In October 2017 Louisa Arnell, then a school pupil, came to the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC)’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh, to participate in a week-long work experience placement.

06 July 2020
STFC team helps national consortium deliver 13,437 ventilators
STFC team helps national consortium deliver 13,437 ventilators

Technicians, engineers and scientists from STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have helped deliver 13,437 ventilators as part of Ventilator Challenge UK, more than doubling the stock available to the NHS.

06 July 2020
New space start-up Craft Prospect – graduates from business incubation programme at the Higgs Centre for Innovation
New space start-up Craft Prospect – graduates from business incubation programme at the Higgs Centre for Innovation

Craft Prospect – the NewSpace company providing quantum and AI-enabled space technologies for small satellite space missions – is the first incubatee to graduate from the business incubation centre (BIC) at the Higgs Centre for Innovation.

03 July 2020
STFC'S Rachael Buckley – Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow
STFC'S Rachael Buckley – Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow

Congratulations to Rachel Buckley, a leading technician at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, who has been made an Honorary Fellow by the Institute of Physics, its highest honour.   

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