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30 November 2018
Space: The final frontier – now free to UK start-ups
Space: The final frontier – now free to UK start-ups

Start-up companies at the ESA Business Incubation Centre UK (ESA BIC UK) now have free access to tools and services that will enable them to quickly and affordably test their new technologies in space, thanks to an exciting new collaboration with Open Cosmos.  

27 November 2018
Engineering inspiration for the next generation of engineers
Engineering inspiration for the next generation of engineers

Last week, we inspired future engineers with a day of engineering activities in support of the government’s 'Year of Engineering’ campaign.

23 November 2018
When Mars quakes, a UK-built instrument will listen
When Mars quakes, a UK-built instrument will listen

NASA’s Mars Insight lander is set to touch down on Mars in a mission study the heart of the Red Planet and be the first to measure ‘Marsquakes’.

23 November 2018
How is Space tech improving future food security
How is Space tech improving future food security

With nearly 20% of the world’s population, but less than 10% of its farmland, China faces enormous challenges to feed its growing population, reduce the environmental footprint of its agricultural sector and meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

21 November 2018
I'm a Scientist...Get me out of here!
I'm a Scientist...Get me out of here!

It’s not every day a student gets to judge a scientist, but that’s exactly what happened when STFC scientists took part in this year’s ‘I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here!’ competition.

21 November 2018
Neutrons put the hard graft into investigating bone implants
Neutrons put the hard graft into investigating bone implants

A team from Portugal have used ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to analyse bone that has been treated for use in medical grafts in the hope it will lead to more effective and safer bone implants in the future.

14 November 2018
Fighting fires with neutron science
Fighting fires with neutron science

Researchers at the University of Bristol are using neutrons to investigate the properties of chemicals used in fire-fighting foams in a bid to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.

09 November 2018
Science, a Human Right
Science, a Human Right

Some may think science is only for the super smart, but in reality, science impacts everyone, everywhere. World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to highlight the importance of science in our daily lives.

08 November 2018
What makes up the other 95% of the Universe?
What makes up the other 95% of the Universe?

It seems difficult to understand why, but what we see around us makes up just 5% of the Universe. The other 95% is a mystery, and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) created a global discussion about how we can solve it!

08 November 2018
Crab cavities – pinching protons in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
Crab cavities – pinching protons in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Experts at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory are helping CERN’s upgrade at the LHC by providing ‘crab cavities’.

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