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23 August 2019
A sound method for testing and increasing the strength of metal surfaces
A sound method for testing and increasing the strength of metal surfaces

Peening may be one of the most important engineering processes you’ve probably never heard of. Peened metals are a crucial part of the aerospace industry – allowing the development of lighter and stronger metals.

20 August 2019
Students develop Mars Rover prototype in record-breaking summer of work experience
Students develop Mars Rover prototype in record-breaking summer of work experience

A record-breaking 208 students have been welcomed this summer to undertake exciting work experience placements with STFC across our world-leading facilities in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and Edinburgh.

15 August 2019
Unravelling the mysteries of textile inks in ancient Egypt
Unravelling the mysteries of textile inks in ancient Egypt

Textiles from the tomb of a royal architect of ancient Egypt could tell us how ink technology developed, from marking fabric to writing text on papyrus and parchment later on.

12 August 2019
Probing the strange properties of hydrothermal water
Probing the strange properties of hydrothermal water

Deep beneath our feet lies a hidden world where water is transformed into a superheated fluid that strips the very living rock of its chemicals and minerals. 

07 August 2019
Summer at CERN for STFC apprentices
Summer at CERN for STFC apprentices

Four STFC apprentices are having a unique summer experience, as they spend seven weeks working and learning at CERN.

01 August 2019
Cavity testing results show promising start
Cavity testing results show promising start

In a project managed through Daresbury Laboratory, high beta cavities destined for the European Spallation Source (ESS) have started to be tested, with very positive results. 

31 July 2019
Award-winning people-powered research looks for 'Baby Higgs'
Award-winning people-powered research looks for 'Baby Higgs'

Some 37,000 citizen scientists in more than 170 countries (including school students from the UK) have proved that people-powered research can beat computer algorithms, and win an award!

31 July 2019
Three ways lasers are helping cancer research
Three ways lasers are helping cancer research

Did you know that lasers are being used in cancer research and helping to find a possible cure?

31 July 2019
Seeing through cosmic dust
Seeing through cosmic dust

For the first time, astronomers will be able to ‘see through’ cosmic dust and study in ‘never-been-seen-before’ detail the innermost regions of our Milky Way. 

31 July 2019
Undergrad student supports ground-breaking work to create galaxies that blind and visually impaired people can 'see'
Undergrad student supports ground-breaking work to create galaxies that blind and visually impaired people can 'see'

Angus has just finished his 4th year of an Integrated Masters in Astrophysics at the University of Edinburgh. 

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