Scientists working at STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) have found that the cell walls of plants play a more important role in regulating plant proteins than previously thought and this new research has the potential to lead to more disease resistant crops.
Peening may be one of the most important engineering processes you’ve probably never heard of. Peened metals are a crucial part of the aerospace industry – allowing the development of lighter and stronger metals.
A record-breaking 208 students have been welcomed this summer to undertake exciting work experience placements with STFC across our world-leading facilities in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and Edinburgh.
Textiles from the tomb of a royal architect of ancient Egypt could tell us how ink technology developed, from marking fabric to writing text on papyrus and parchment later on.
Deep beneath our feet lies a hidden world where water is transformed into a superheated fluid that strips the very living rock of its chemicals and minerals.
Four STFC apprentices are having a unique summer experience, as they spend seven weeks working and learning at CERN.
In a project managed through Daresbury Laboratory, high beta cavities destined for the European Spallation Source (ESS) have started to be tested, with very positive results.
Some 37,000 citizen scientists in more than 170 countries (including school students from the UK) have proved that people-powered research can beat computer algorithms, and win an award!
Did you know that lasers are being used in cancer research and helping to find a possible cure?
Angus has just finished his 4th year of an Integrated Masters in Astrophysics at the University of Edinburgh.
Last updated: 01 November 2018