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05 June 2020
First-light instrument for world's largest telescope passes design milestone
First-light instrument for world's largest telescope passes design milestone

A new ground-breaking instrument for astronomy research has passed a major design milestone at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO)’s headquarters in Garching, Germany.

01 June 2020
Scientists give children food for thought on climate change
Scientists give children food for thought on climate change

School children are being given an insight into the impact that food has on climate change thanks to a group of University-based researchers.

18 May 2020
'Smart gels' to revolutionise drug delivery
'Smart gels' to revolutionise drug delivery

Scientists from the University of Bradford, working with colleagues from the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source have developed a new method of delivering drugs into the body using ‘smart gels’ that can be injected where they are needed and release their drugs over time.

13 May 2020
National law firm harnesses the power of AI at STFC's Hartree Centre
National law firm harnesses the power of AI at STFC's Hartree Centre

National law firm Weightmans is to harness the power of artificial intelligence and data analytics expertise at the Hartree Centre, at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, in an effort to overcome the complex and labour-intensive challenge of redacting confidential data on legal documents.

30 April 2020
From tiny flex pivots to extra-solar gas giants
From tiny flex pivots to extra-solar gas giants

Katie Morris talks about her work on ground-breaking astronomical instrument METIS.

20 April 2020
Harnessing the 'spooky' power of quantum mechanics to safeguard our data
Harnessing the 'spooky' power of quantum mechanics to safeguard our data

A collaboration between Singapore and STFC’s RAL Space in the UK is working to create a swarm of miniature satellites armed with quantum technology that will provide a theoretically unhackable method of encrypting the world’s data.

16 April 2020
UK scientists contribute to a new understanding of matter and anti-matter
UK scientists contribute to a new understanding of matter and anti-matter

UK scientists have contributed to new research that puts further support behind the theory that neutrinos are the reason the universe is dominated by matter.

27 March 2020
STFC at STEM for BRITAIN
STFC at STEM for BRITAIN

The recent STEM for BRITAIN Awards held in UK Parliament featured a number of STFC-funded students, with work ranging from microscope cameras and Dark Matter data analysis to algorithms increasing x-ray image quality.

26 March 2020
The Harwell company on a mission to clean up Space
The Harwell company on a mission to clean up Space

From non-functioning satellites, to fragments as small as a millimetre, the European Space Agency says there’s more than 8,000 tonnes of debris in Space.

23 March 2020
In Space: 2 deployers and 6 ultra-miniaturized satellites
In Space: 2 deployers and 6 ultra-miniaturized satellites

Fast growing SME Alba Orbital, comes to the Higgs Centre for Innovation to test their ground-breaking space hardware.

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