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05 March 2019
Zooming in at the molecular level with OCTOPUS
Zooming in at the molecular level with OCTOPUS

The cell structures of plant and mammal bacteria have been brought into focus thanks to a new technique used at the OCTOPUS imaging cluster at the Central Laser Facility (CLF).

28 February 2019
National Apprentice Week! 4-8 March 2019
National Apprentice Week! 4-8 March 2019

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) offers a fantastic start to a career, with our highly reputable Apprentice Training Scheme. Our apprentices receive professional training and hands-on learning while working on some of the most exciting research, engineering and computing facilities.

27 February 2019
How to supercharge the ultimate X-ray machine
How to supercharge the ultimate X-ray machine

X-rays are great at looking deep inside stuff and laser-driven X-rays are even better, but there is always room for improvement.

27 February 2019
Vulcan laser zaps its way to a world record
Vulcan laser zaps its way to a world record

Scientists using the Vulcan laser at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) have succeeded in setting a world record for the highest energy in single pulse of terahertz radiation achieved in a laboratory. 

22 February 2019
PGCE see the invisible at Daresbury Lab
PGCE see the invisible at Daresbury Lab

Secondary Science PGCE students from The University of Chester joined us today at Daresbury Laboratory to learn about the latest STFC projects, and how they can be presented to school children and young adults. 

22 February 2019
Computing conference success
Computing conference success

Computing Insight UK, the high performance computing event organised by STFC, has once again been hailed a success by visitors and exhibitors. 

19 February 2019
Science in Your Future
Science in Your Future

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is at the forefront of efforts to increase girls’ participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

15 February 2019
Silica stretching
Silica stretching

A key component in making the gravitational wave detectors sensitive enough to be able to pick up the ripples in space time are the fused silica suspensions.

14 February 2019
Earth Observation Careers Event
Earth Observation Careers Event

Ever since the Earth was first captured in a photograph from the moon in the 1960s, we have been curious to know more about our picturesque planet. Before this historic moment, humans could only speculate on the appearance of Earth.

14 February 2019
Smart nanogels offer injection-free drug treatments
Smart nanogels offer injection-free drug treatments

Scientists are investigating a new way of delivering potentially life-saving drugs directly through the skin without the need for injections.

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