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12 September 2019
Meet the student helping to 'fine-tune observations' from the world's largest optical telescope
Meet the student helping to 'fine-tune observations' from the world's largest optical telescope

Alexander Andersson is working on the instrument for what will be the world’s largest optical telescope. Find out about his ground-breaking work at STFC’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh…

04 September 2019
Meet Lee – Lead mechanical technician for ERIS-NIX
Meet Lee – Lead mechanical technician for ERIS-NIX

Meet Lee! He started his career as a mechanical engineering apprentice, and now he’s the lead mechanical technician on the ERIS-NIX imager.

03 September 2019
Daresbury hits new heights with Vertical Test Facility
Daresbury hits new heights with Vertical Test Facility

A new Vertical Test Facility (VTF) has been commissioned at Daresbury Laboratory – the result of extensive work by a multidisciplinary team over a number of years.

03 September 2019
Out of this world experience at local libraries
Out of this world experience at local libraries

As part of a variety of events run by STFC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

02 September 2019
Exploring exoplanets with the BBC
Exploring exoplanets with the BBC

Presenter Chris Lintott will delve into the extrasolar Universe to teach us about exoplanets. 

29 August 2019
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls
Octopus reveals secrets of plant cell walls

Scientists working at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) have found that the cell walls of plants play a more important role in regulating plant proteins than previously thought and this new research has the potential to lead to more disease resistant crops.

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. 

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