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13 February 2019
Polar bears inspire paint that's all white for the environment
Polar bears inspire paint that's all white for the environment

Scientists working at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source are studying polar bear fur to see what it can re-veal about a mechanism found in nature called structural colouration, which is able to create colour without using pigments.

06 February 2019
Feeding our Futures
Feeding our Futures

Food insecurity is a huge global problem. Rising populations have resulted in an increased demand for food.

04 February 2019
A week in the life of...a Policy Lead!
A week in the life of...a Policy Lead!

STFC’s very own particle physicist, Dr Stewart Martin-Haugh, spent a ‘Week in Westminster’ in November as part of The Royal Society Pairing Scheme – shadowing and experiencing the working life of John Cockaday, Future Sectors Policy Lead.

01 February 2019
Accelerating business opportunities with CERN and STFC
Accelerating business opportunities with CERN and STFC

Excitement for opportunity and innovation was in the air at Daresbury Laboratory, as more than 20 start-up companies participated at the CERN Knowledge Exchange workshop.

31 January 2019
Solving robotic pharma challenges with advanced engineering
Solving robotic pharma challenges with advanced engineering

A UK business has been working with Daresbury Laboratory’s advanced engineering centre to solve some key engineering challenges in its mission to help community pharmacies save time and money.

31 January 2019
The rise and fall of an Empire seen through its coins
The rise and fall of an Empire seen through its coins

A team of scientists have been using a newly-developed technique at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to investigate a selection of Roman coins minted at different times during the Empire’s history.

31 January 2019
Chemical Intelligence – waging war on superbugs with game changing anti-microbial technology
Chemical Intelligence – waging war on superbugs with game changing anti-microbial technology

Every year, more than more than 300,000 patients acquire infections in hospitals and GP surgeries in England, many of which are resistant to antibiotics and extremely difficult to treat.

26 January 2019
Little stars get to shine at stargazing event
Little stars get to shine at stargazing event

The annual public stargazing event returned to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) for the eighth year. The hugely successful and sell-out event is the biggest recurring on-site public engagement event hosted at RAL.

23 January 2019
RAL Faraday Challenge
RAL Faraday Challenge

It’s not every day science students can step outside the classroom to go and solve a real-life engineering problem.

21 January 2019
Computers answer complex biology questions
Computers answer complex biology questions

The new year begins with a computational chemistry PhD student from University of Oxford, William Glass, talking about how he uses computers to simulate how proteins behave and interact with each other. 

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