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21 September 2020
Laser insight could lead to petrol being replaced by a fuel from renewable sources
Laser insight could lead to petrol being replaced by a fuel from renewable sources

Researchers working at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) investigating catalyst materials used in the production of gasoline from simple hydrocarbons, such as methanol, have made a new and unexpected discovery that could help to reduce the cost, and environmental impact, of the process.

09 September 2020
New published papers reveal how new instrument MOONS will be used in astronomy
New published papers reveal how new instrument MOONS will be used in astronomy

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has published three papers about ground-breaking instrument, MOONS.

03 September 2020
What do microscopy and astronomy have in common?
What do microscopy and astronomy have in common?

…cool tech that helps us to see more clearly through 3D biological tissue samples and into the Universe.

11 August 2020
STFC's Susan Smith recognised for her professional contributions to accelerator science
STFC's Susan Smith recognised for her professional contributions to accelerator science

Congratulations to Professor Susan Smith, Head of STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, who has been recognised with the 2020 Group Prize for Outstanding Professional Contributions. This annual prize recognises outstanding individuals who have contributed to the field of accelerator science and technology in the UK or Ireland and raised its public profile.

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.

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