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The sky is <em>not</em> the limit for UK's space tech start-ups
18 April 2017
The sky is not the limit for UK's space tech start-ups

From time travel to space cots, recruiting with artificial intelligence and unique digital travel apps - whatever the sector, the opportunities are limitless for UK start-ups in the space technology sector.

Chilbolton Observatory celebrates 50 outstanding years
14 April 2017
Chilbolton Observatory celebrates 50 outstanding years

STFC's Chilbolton Observatory is celebrating 50 years of spectacular science and achievement as the one of the world's most advanced radar research facilities.

STFC Highlights
12 April 2017
STFC Highlights

STFC is celebrating 10 years of innovation. Here's some of our highlights from the past decade, and an insight into what the future holds for STFC research & discovery.

Making the intangible tangible
16 March 2017
Making the intangible tangible

At STFC's Daresbury Laboratory, the Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is a new and exciting workspace. It is designed to fulfil a unique role for entrepreneurs and small companies; a place where they can come together with people from STFC, and our partners from industry and academia to turn their ideas into reality.

Personalities behind the science
09 March 2017
Personalities behind the science

Women in STEM are making history. Let’s meet some of the personalities behind the science.

Hedy Lamarr
09 March 2017
Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr led an extraordinary life. Born Hedwig Kiesler, Lamarr grew up in Austria in the depths of World War 1. After a brief stint as a German film star, she married an Austrian arms manufacturer and dealer: one of the country’s richest men.

Mary Anning
09 March 2017
Mary Anning

Amongst the greatest palaeontologists of her time, Mary Anning began her career selling fossils that she found on the Lyme Regis coast.

Chien-Shiung Wu
09 March 2017
Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu was born in Eastern China in 1912, at a time when girls were not expected to attend school. But Wu’s parents firmly believed in rights for women, and so they started their own girls’ school with their daughter as a pupil.

Mae Jemison
08 March 2017
Mae Jemison

Jemison was born in Alabama in 1956; 36 years later she would become the first woman of colour in space. 

Women in STEM
08 March 2017
Women in STEM

From the discovery of dark matter to the advent of HIV medication, women in STEM have changed the world. And they have often done so in the face of considerable obstacles and opposition.

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