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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.

26 September 2019
UK companies licensed to provide the light at the end of (and along) the tunnel
UK companies licensed to provide the light at the end of (and along) the tunnel

Two UK companies have won contracts to provide an innovative low cost lighting solution for high radiation areas at CERN.

26 September 2019
Probing the mechanisms behind some of the universe's most violent events
Probing the mechanisms behind some of the universe's most violent events

A team of scientists from the University of Michigan and Lancaster University have used the Vulcan laser at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) to investigate a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection in which magnetic fields suddenly deform, break and reconnect – accelerating charged particles within plasmas as they do so.

26 September 2019
Viewing art through the scientist's lens
Viewing art through the scientist's lens

A team of scientists lead by Professor Daniela Comelli from Polytechnic University of Milan have used a technique called Raman Spectroscopy at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) to study the chemical make-up of pigments used in a series of Russian paintings from the early 20th century.

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