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31 January 2019
Chemical Intelligence – waging war on superbugs with game changing anti-microbial technology
Chemical Intelligence – waging war on superbugs with game changing anti-microbial technology

Every year, more than more than 300,000 patients acquire infections in hospitals and GP surgeries in England, many of which are resistant to antibiotics and extremely difficult to treat.

26 January 2019
Little stars get to shine at stargazing event
Little stars get to shine at stargazing event

The annual public stargazing event returned to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) for the eighth year. The hugely successful and sell-out event is the biggest recurring on-site public engagement event hosted at RAL.

23 January 2019
RAL Faraday Challenge
RAL Faraday Challenge

It’s not every day science students can step outside the classroom to go and solve a real-life engineering problem.

21 January 2019
Computers answer complex biology questions
Computers answer complex biology questions

The new year begins with a computational chemistry PhD student from University of Oxford, William Glass, talking about how he uses computers to simulate how proteins behave and interact with each other. 

18 January 2019
Exploring uncharted territory (with a little help from your friends)
Exploring uncharted territory (with a little help from your friends)

12 months of meticulous planning and international collaboration have resulted in an outstanding result for the first experiments using the ISOLDE Solenoid Spectrometer (ISS) at CERN’s nuclear physics facility.

18 January 2019
Diamond shines its light on a Foot and Mouth vaccine
Diamond shines its light on a Foot and Mouth vaccine

When the Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) struck the UK’s cattle farms in 2001 it resulted in six million animals being put to death and cost the economy £8 billion.

18 January 2019
3D human cell technology will speed up new drug development and reduce animal testing
3D human cell technology will speed up new drug development and reduce animal testing

Drug-induced liver injury is one of the leading causes of failure for drugs in development, and is the number one cause of new drugs being withdrawn from the market.

17 January 2019
Gaming Technology explores capabilities at Daresbury Laboratory
Gaming Technology explores capabilities at Daresbury Laboratory

Start Up business Imagin3D has developed the first ever immersive VR experience of an STFC  facility using gaming technology to “promote-inform and educate” its visitors. 

15 January 2019
Neutrons axe the big questions of ancient bronze hoard
Neutrons axe the big questions of ancient bronze hoard

In the latter stages of the Bronze Age, people in Europe started to do something rather strange: they gathered together vast quantities of valuable objects and buried them in the ground – seemingly with no intention of ever coming back for them.

19 December 2018
Christmas has come early to the Artemis Laser Facility
Christmas has come early to the Artemis Laser Facility

Christmas has come early to the Artemis Laser Facility at the Central Laser Facility, which is moving to a shiny new location at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

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