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29 October 2019
Diamond shines its light on 2,000-year-old papyrus scrolls
Diamond shines its light on 2,000-year-old papyrus scrolls

Two thousand years ago the heat of a volcano burned the contents of a library in the doomed Roman city of Herculaneum. Today, a team of researchers from the University of Kentucky, working at the UK and STFC’s x-ray synchrotron Diamond Light Source research facility, are using the light of a billion Suns to hopefully reveal the writing locked away within the ancient charred papyri.

29 October 2019
How to beat a mind-controlling parasite
How to beat a mind-controlling parasite

A team of scientists working at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) have made a key breakthrough in understanding how a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii reproduces with its host. The parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis, can infect almost any warm blooded animal but must reproduce in cats, can control the behaviour of its host and is thought to infect as much as half the world’s human population.

29 October 2019
How the UK's neutron and muon research facility ISIS helps battery technology charge ahead
How the UK's neutron and muon research facility ISIS helps battery technology charge ahead

On October 9, the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their work in developing the technology upon which much of our modern world relies: the lithium ion (Li-ion) battery.

28 October 2019
Space explorers of the future land at RAL
Space explorers of the future land at RAL

World Space Week got off to a great start at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, with 180 primary school pupils taking part in a Space Explorers Day on 4 October.

28 October 2019
Energy-saving 'super-magnets' could power our particle accelerators of the future
Energy-saving 'super-magnets' could power our particle accelerators of the future

Particle accelerators have been responsible for achieving some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in human history - CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland enabled scientists to discover the Higgs boson.

24 October 2019
From Daresbury to Northern Ireland - The Hartree Centre highlights UK-wide support for businesses
From Daresbury to Northern Ireland - The Hartree Centre highlights UK-wide support for businesses

Recently, STFC’s Hartree Centre at Daresbury Laboratory teamed up with Siemens, Invest Northern Ireland and Ulster University in its first steps towards increasing engagement with businesses in Northern Ireland.

15 October 2019
Meet our placement students – what's it like working at STFC for a year?
Meet our placement students – what's it like working at STFC for a year?

Current placement students Churk, Neelam and Josie share their experiences of working at STFC.

09 October 2019
Synthetic tissues offer alternative to animal testing
Synthetic tissues offer alternative to animal testing

A team of MRC Harwell researchers will be returning to STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) in the autumn to investigate the properties of their innovative synthetic tissues.

04 October 2019
Daresbury Laboratory is Talking Science for a new season!
Daresbury Laboratory is Talking Science for a new season!

Talking Science is back at Daresbury Laboratory, with the 2019/20 season of events having just been announced.

03 October 2019
Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions in the Arctic Circle
Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions in the Arctic Circle

RAL Space scientists have been to Finland to test new methods of monitoring emissions of one of the major contributors to global warming.

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