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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. 

25 April 2019
US company LivFul sets up UK base at Daresbury Laboratory in war against insect-borne diseases
US company LivFul sets up UK base at Daresbury Laboratory in war against insect-borne diseases

US biotechnology start-up LivFul has set up a UK research base at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory as part of its global mission to save lives from malaria and other insect-borne diseases.

11 April 2019
PARI 2019
PARI 2019

It’s not every day that science communicators from across the globe can be in the same place for stimulating discussions and exchanging best practices.

09 April 2019
Playing with Protons 2018-19
Playing with Protons 2018-19

A group of primary school teachers have stepped out of the classroom and into the laboratory to learn how to inspire the next generation of budding scientists and innovators. 

05 April 2019
Clowning around in the name of science!
Clowning around in the name of science!

‘The science of the circus’ took place at two community centres in Halton this week. 

05 April 2019
Knowledge exchange - Engineering apprentices swap sites
Knowledge exchange - Engineering apprentices swap sites

Engineering apprentices from Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and Daresbury Laboratory have come together to share skills and knowledge from different projects.

05 April 2019
Exploring Extreme Environments with STFC science
Exploring Extreme Environments with STFC science

Exploring Extreme Environments (E3) is an education project that supports children’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

04 April 2019
Aquajet: the space thruster that runs on water
Aquajet: the space thruster that runs on water

The UK Space Agency has awarded a consortium that includes ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) a £560,000 grant to develop an innovative new spacecraft propulsion system that runs on the ultimate ‘green’ propellant: water. 

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