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05 June 2019
Experience the Northern Lights
Experience the Northern Lights

John Coxon, a space plasma physicist at the University of Southampton, spends most of his day thinking about how the Sun and the Earth’s magnetic fields interact. 

04 June 2019
Namhla Mabombo
Meet Namhla: She came to STFC's UK ATC in Edinburgh to learn how to build an observatory!

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh welcomes Namhla Mabombo.

23 May 2019
Speeding up science
Speeding up science

Software engineers from across Europe are working together to improve the speed and accuracy of science results from particle accelerators.

17 May 2019
Coding, cars and cryogenics: exploring engineering at STFC
Coding, cars and cryogenics: exploring engineering at STFC

Secondary school students explored engineering at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS), taking in activities, tours and a ‘Fizz Bang Zap’ show, giving a flavour of real-world engineering at ISIS.

10 May 2019
Showcasing science in the community
Showcasing science in the community

Swansea University has pioneered a new way to connect with the community through science.  Oriel Science takes the University’s research and packages it into interactive and thought-provoking exhibits to increase the public’s awareness and interest in science.  

09 May 2019
A good day to dye: how to turn sunlight into fuel
A good day to dye: how to turn sunlight into fuel

Through photosynthesis, plants are brilliant at converting the Sun’s energy into fuel – humans, not so much. A collaboration between Newcastle University and Sorbonne Université is aiming to rectify this by creating fuel through artificial photosynthesis. 

09 May 2019
Turbulent science: grappling with physics' oldest unsolved problem
Turbulent science: grappling with physics' oldest unsolved problem

A team of scientists from the University of Oxford and the Central Laser Facility (CLF), has used high-power lasers to recreate the sort of supersonic turbulence found in star-forming nebulae. 

08 May 2019
Out of this world: artists' impressions of Boulby
Out of this world: artists' impressions of Boulby

The subterranean world of the Boulby Underground Laboratory is a place of extremes rarely captured by an artist’s sketch. Last month, two artists spent a week in Boulby’s dark tunnels to investigate how art is made and used in conditions deep underground.

01 May 2019
A fresh perspective on engineering from the next generation
A fresh perspective on engineering from the next generation

School students celebrated six months of work on real engineering projects as part of the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory this week.

30 April 2019
Scientists create 'fibre-optic cables' from plasma hotter than the Sun's surface
Scientists create 'fibre-optic cables' from plasma hotter than the Sun's surface

A team of scientists from Oxford, Liverpool, Maryland and the Central Laser Facility (CLF) have used the Astra Laser to develop an innovative way to keep laser beams focused over long distances. 

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