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18 December 2018
Diamond provides clues to the source of Martian methane outbursts
Diamond provides clues to the source of Martian methane outbursts

Scientists using Diamond Light Source have been investigating a form of ice, called a clathrate, to see what it can tell us about the history of water on Mars and how it may have helped to sculpt the Martian surface.

18 December 2018
Battling a killer in Asia's lakes and rivers
Battling a killer in Asia's lakes and rivers

In the waterways of China and South-East Asia there lurks a killer against which there is no defence. It targets the young and can decimate entire generations.

13 December 2018
All I Want For Christmas Is – an LED Tree?!
All I Want For Christmas Is – an LED Tree?!

A team of apprentices have joined together for a fun and festive project, which allowed them to practise their problem-solving skills while spreading some Christmas cheer.

13 December 2018
Out-of-this-world conference lands in Oxford
Out-of-this-world conference lands in Oxford

The UK’s annual flagship space conference, STFC RAL Space’s Appleton Space Conference, was held on Thursday 6th December at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). The conference is a celebration of the UK’s latest advancements in space science and Earth observation.

10 December 2018
The unlikely neutron science behind your Christmas menu
The unlikely neutron science behind your Christmas menu

They say that cooking a great Christmas dinner is an art form, but there is also a surprising amount of science that happens in the manufacture of the ingredients that go into your festive treats.

10 December 2018
Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory honoured
Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory honoured

Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory were recently honoured at an event attended by STFC Chief Executive Mark Thomson.

07 December 2018
INTO ORBIT challenge with Lego league
INTO ORBIT challenge with Lego league

With Christmas on the horizon, many young people will be hoping to find Lego in their stocking on Christmas Day.

06 December 2018
Space Ambassador for business will bring space-tech and prosperity to the region
Space Ambassador for business will bring space-tech and prosperity to the region

The first ESA Business Applications Ambassador for the North West and North Wales will bring space enabled opportunities and prosperity to commercial projects across the region.

03 December 2018
Doing business @CERN
Doing business @CERN

24 UK companies were at CERN last week with STFC and the Department of International Trade hoping to win contracts to supply goods and services to the world’s largest lab.

03 December 2018
Keeping an ion future particle accelerators
Keeping an ion future particle accelerators

A team of physicists, working at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, have built a ‘particle accelerator simulator’ that, instead of being many miles in diameter, can fit on a desktop.

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