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22 July 2019
Shock and awe: Unlocking the power of the Sun
Shock and awe: Unlocking the power of the Sun

A project led by STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) is exploring the possibility of tapping the power of the Sun by creating a ‘star in a lab’.

19 July 2019
Children's cosmic imaginings brought to life
Children's cosmic imaginings brought to life

A group of school students were challenged to interpret some of the biggest questions about the Universe during a creative collaboration, partly funded by Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

19 July 2019
Future apprentices get taste of lab life
Future apprentices get taste of lab life

Engineering apprentices due to start their training at Daresbury Laboratory in September have been given an early insight into what to expect when they join the team.

17 July 2019
Accessible accelerator wins outreach prize
Accessible accelerator wins outreach prize

Tactile Collider, a fully immersive accelerator workshop which engages blind and partially sighted learners, has taken the outreach award at the European Physical Society High Energy Particle Physics Prize Division (EPS HEP).

15 July 2019
You're hired! Apprentice accelerates career at Daresbury
You're hired! Apprentice accelerates career at Daresbury

An apprentice at Daresbury Laboratory has used the skills and insight gained in her training to secure a permanent role with STFC while still in her apprenticeship period. 

08 July 2019
Science fair goes with a 'Big Bang'!
Science fair goes with a 'Big Bang'!

A team from STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory spent a day in Liverpool inspiring thousands of young people to discover the wealth of STEM career options open to them here in the North West. 

08 July 2019
STFC takes pride in its diverse community
STFC takes pride in its diverse community

STFC celebrated our diverse community with a special event combining talks with rainbow cake and a fascinating stand provided by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory library looking at the history of LGBTQ+ issues in science.

08 July 2019
Water: a missing piece in the cancer treatment jigsaw puzzle
Water: a missing piece in the cancer treatment jigsaw puzzle

An international collaboration with scientists working at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) has developed an innovative way to study how cancerous cells respond to drugs used to treat them. The study, which focused on the behaviour of water molecules within cancer cells, has the potential to lead to future improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

05 July 2019
Showing the art of the possible at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital Festival of Innovation
Showing the art of the possible at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital Festival of Innovation

Recently the team from STFC’s advanced manufacturing facility, at Daresbury Laboratory, took part in the first Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Festival of Innovation.

04 July 2019
3D holograms bring the Universe to life
3D holograms bring the Universe to life

The Universe is a very big place populated by very big things where very big things happen. In fact, the Universe is so very big and the mechanisms that drive the very big things are so very big that trying visualise them often goes beyond the limits of the human imagination.

Last updated: 01 November 2018

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