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02 April 2019
Scientists develop a well-good way to extract oil
Scientists develop a well-good way to extract oil

Scientists from Swansea University have used ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to investigate a new and, potentially, ‘greener’ way to extract oil that might otherwise remain trapped deep within rocks.

01 April 2019
A Level inspiration at Daresbury Laboratory
A Level inspiration at Daresbury Laboratory

A Level students from the North West Science Network joined us on 27 March to discover first-hand the incredible science and engineering taking place here at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory.

29 March 2019
I'm a scientist – you can be too!
I'm a scientist – you can be too!

Tori Blakeman, an Impact and Engagement Officer at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, works to communicate stories about STFC’s innovation activity. She took part in the recent I’m a Scientist online competition, sponsored by STFC, which helps school children identify with people who work in science. 

25 March 2019
At the cutting edge... literally
At the cutting edge... literally

Meet Viv. She has been a valued member of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre team, at Royal Observatory, Edinburgh for almost 30 years. 

25 March 2019
Kingdom of the cumulus clouds
Kingdom of the cumulus clouds

RAL Space atmospheric physicist, Dr David Hooper, delivered the latest Talking Science lecture at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on the fascinating topic of cumulus clouds. 

22 March 2019
Accelerating A-Levels
Accelerating A-Levels

On Thursday 21 March the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source - a world leading centre of research in the physical and life sciences, hosted an Accelerator Day for 60 A-level students from local schools

20 March 2019
Daresbury supports the US Proton Improvement Plan Project at Fermilab
Daresbury supports the US Proton Improvement Plan Project at Fermilab

A team of accelerator science and technology experts at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory are to play a major role in the development of PIP-II – a giant proton beam particle accelerator being created at America’s Fermilab.

15 March 2019
Out of Africa, into a new world of science reporting
Out of Africa, into a new world of science reporting

The Harwell science and innovation campus is a far cry from a busy newsroom in Africa. For the past week, the campus has hosted 16 reporters from across Africa for a Science Journalism Workshop designed to strengthen developing nations’ capacity in science reporting at a national level.

14 March 2019
Hands on Masterclasses
Hands on Masterclasses

Over 200 sixth form students recently attended Cockcroft Institute’s annual Accelerator and Particle Physics Master Class at STFC Daresbury Laboratory. 

13 March 2019
Turning palm oil waste into eco-friendly biofuels
Turning palm oil waste into eco-friendly biofuels

A team of researchers from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, backed by the UK government Newton Fund, have been using ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to develop a method of converting palm oil biomass waste into green biofuels – hopefully reducing Indonesia’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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