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13 March 2020
Daresbury technology helps beam physicists into unexplored territory at CERN
Daresbury technology helps beam physicists into unexplored territory at CERN

Technology developed at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory has played an exciting role in an experiment at CERN to shed light on how heavy elements, such as gold, are formed in the universe.

02 March 2020
PIP-II gets final review approval
PIP-II gets final review approval

A major review of the $888 million Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II) at Fermilab, America, has been conducted – with Daresbury Laboratory receiving strong acknowledgement for its in-kind contributions to the international project.

24 February 2020
Higgs Centre for Innovation incubator company – Touchlab – qualify on $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition
Higgs Centre for Innovation incubator company – Touchlab – qualify on $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition

The ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition is a global competition, sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA). Over 4 years, it will challenge teams around the world to develop a remotely-controlled teleoperated Avatar system.

17 February 2020
Central American University visits the Higgs Centre for Innovation to test Guatemala's first ever CubeSat satellite
Central American University visits the Higgs Centre for Innovation to test Guatemala's first ever CubeSat satellite

The Higgs Centre for Innovation – a ground-breaking new business incubation hub, created by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in partnership with the University of Edinburgh has welcomed a university driving its country’s first ever space mission.

14 February 2020
Meet Jonathan Strachan, Senior Mechanical Engineer - He shares with us the MOONS vacuum vessel story
Meet Jonathan Strachan, Senior Mechanical Engineer - He shares with us the MOONS vacuum vessel story

“We think MOONS has the biggest vacuum vessel in astronomy. Do you know of a bigger one?” ask scientists and engineers at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) UK Astronomy Technology centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh.

04 February 2020
STFC's Higgs Centre for Innovation welcomes Crover Ltd
STFC's Higgs Centre for Innovation welcomes Crover Ltd

The Higgs Centre for Innovation – a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) business incubation hub – welcomes cutting-edge agri-tech start-up Crover Ltd, to the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre UK (ESA BIC UK). We catch up with Founder and CEO Lorenzo Conti to find out more about the company and why he chose the ESA BIC UK at the Higgs

21 January 2020
Could mirrors for space be the next incredible object to be 3D printed?
Could mirrors for space be the next incredible object to be 3D printed?

Teams within the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have been working together, and with a community of universities and national laboratories to explore just how this technique could be used to create lightweight mirrors for space – when weight and volume limits are critical!

17 January 2020
Apprentice gets hands-on experience at ESS
Apprentice gets hands-on experience at ESS

An Electrical Engineering Apprentice from Daresbury Laboratory completed his apprenticeship with a work placement at the European Spallation Source (ESS) – an international project which he contributed to here in the UK.

17 January 2020
Daresbury apprentice takes NW crown
Daresbury apprentice takes NW crown

The North West Training Council’s (NWTC) 50th Annual Apprenticeship Awards were a big night for learners from across the region, but it was Daresbury Laboratory’s apprentices who won big on the night.

17 January 2020
Launch of Daresbury Green Group to address environmental issues
Launch of Daresbury Green Group to address environmental issues

A group of eco-minded staff at Daresbury Laboratory have come together to create a ‘green team’ - sharing ideas and implementing changes relating to the environment and sustainability.

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