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13 July 2020
Engineered llama antibodies neutralise Covid-19 virus
Engineered llama antibodies neutralise Covid-19 virus

New research from the UK shows that antibodies derived from llamas are able to neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus in lab tests.

7 July 2020
What she did next! – a work experience case study
What she did next! – a work experience case study

In October 2017 Louisa Arnell, then a school pupil, came to the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC)’s UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh, to participate in a week-long work experience placement.

6 July 2020
STFC team helps national consortium deliver 13,437 ventilators
STFC team helps national consortium deliver 13,437 ventilators

Technicians, engineers and scientists from STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory have helped deliver 13,437 ventilators as part of Ventilator Challenge UK, more than doubling the stock available to the NHS.

6 July 2020
New space start-up Craft Prospect – graduates from business incubation programme at the Higgs Centre for Innovation
New space start-up Craft Prospect – graduates from business incubation programme at the Higgs Centre for Innovation

Craft Prospect – the NewSpace company providing quantum and AI-enabled space technologies for small satellite space missions – is the first incubatee to graduate from the business incubation centre (BIC) at the Higgs Centre for Innovation.

3 July 2020
STFC'S Rachael Buckley – Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow
STFC'S Rachael Buckley – Institute of Physics Honorary Fellow

Congratulations to Rachel Buckley, a leading technician at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, who has been made an Honorary Fellow by the Institute of Physics, its highest honour.   

24 June 2020
STFC welcomes Space Park Leicester to national business programme for start-ups
STFC welcomes Space Park Leicester to national business programme for start-ups

The world’s largest space incubation programme for space tech start-ups will extend to the new Space Park Leicester in the East Midlands, in a drive to support the vibrant, growing regional space clusters across the UK.

23 June 2020
Scientists find cosmic object that may reshape our understanding of the biggest stars in the Universe
Scientists find cosmic object that may reshape our understanding of the biggest stars in the Universe

On August 14 last year, the US-based National Science Foundation's LIGO, part -funded by the STFC, and the European Virgo detector picked up a gravitational wave signal from the merger of two astronomical objects.

19 June 2020
UK scientists contribute to major update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics
UK scientists contribute to major update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics

An update to the European Strategy for Particle Physics announced today will guide UK priorities in the coming years within the global research landscape. The key scientific priorities are the detailed study of the Higgs boson and the continued exploration of the high-energy frontier, both seen as two crucial and complementary ways to address the leading open questions in particle physics.

17 June 2020
UK space sector gets a boost with the installation of a giant new satellite test chamber
UK space sector gets a boost with the installation of a giant new satellite test chamber

The UK’s space industry has received a major piece of new equipment to help get larger, more complex satellites ready for launch. A 16m long space test chamber, amongst the giants of Europe, has been installed in the UK’s National Satellite Test Facility in Oxfordshire

11 June 2020
UK Research and Innovation seeks further council members
UK Research and Innovation seeks further council members

Council members play a critical role in UKRI’s strategy development and governance, working with their Executive Chair to deliver their council's aims and objectives and to support UKRI's overall mission.

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