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16 January 2020
World's first plant-powered IoT sensor sends signal to space
World's first plant-powered IoT sensor sends signal to space

The world’s first plant-powered sensor transmission to a satellite has been achieved thanks to a collaboration between recent STFC business incubatee Lacuna Space and Dutch green-energy specialists Plant-e.

08 January 2020
Revealing the surprising complexity of skin creams
Revealing the surprising complexity of skin creams

Scientists from King's College London and Manchester University, in collaboration with scientists at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS), have carried out the first-ever investigations of the microstructure of aqueous creams.

07 January 2020
Daresbury apprentices celebrate success
Daresbury apprentices celebrate success

Apprentices at Daresbury Laboratory came together to celebrate their achievements at the site’s annual apprenticeship awards ceremony.

06 January 2020
Lab welcomes FIRST LEGO League
Lab welcomes FIRST LEGO League

Daresbury Laboratory (DL) has welcomed schools from across the North West for the annual FIRST LEGO League tournament.

29 October 2019
Diamond shines its light on 2,000-year-old papyrus scrolls
Diamond shines its light on 2,000-year-old papyrus scrolls

Two thousand years ago the heat of a volcano burned the contents of a library in the doomed Roman city of Herculaneum. Today, a team of researchers from the University of Kentucky, working at the UK and STFC’s x-ray synchrotron Diamond Light Source research facility, are using the light of a billion Suns to hopefully reveal the writing locked away within the ancient charred papyri.

29 October 2019
How to beat a mind-controlling parasite
How to beat a mind-controlling parasite

A team of scientists working at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) have made a key breakthrough in understanding how a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii reproduces with its host. The parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis, can infect almost any warm blooded animal but must reproduce in cats, can control the behaviour of its host and is thought to infect as much as half the world’s human population.

29 October 2019
How the UK's neutron and muon research facility ISIS helps battery technology charge ahead
How the UK's neutron and muon research facility ISIS helps battery technology charge ahead

On October 9, the 2019 Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to three scientists for their work in developing the technology upon which much of our modern world relies: the lithium ion (Li-ion) battery.

28 October 2019
Space explorers of the future land at RAL
Space explorers of the future land at RAL

World Space Week got off to a great start at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, with 180 primary school pupils taking part in a Space Explorers Day on 4 October.

28 October 2019
Energy-saving 'super-magnets' could power our particle accelerators of the future
Energy-saving 'super-magnets' could power our particle accelerators of the future

Particle accelerators have been responsible for achieving some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in human history - CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland enabled scientists to discover the Higgs boson.

24 October 2019
From Daresbury to Northern Ireland - The Hartree Centre highlights UK-wide support for businesses
From Daresbury to Northern Ireland - The Hartree Centre highlights UK-wide support for businesses

Recently, STFC’s Hartree Centre at Daresbury Laboratory teamed up with Siemens, Invest Northern Ireland and Ulster University in its first steps towards increasing engagement with businesses in Northern Ireland.

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