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Nuclear physicists seek to unlock the mysteries of lithium with gamma-rays
12 July 2017
Nuclear physicists seek to unlock the mysteries of lithium with gamma-rays

Lithium – modern technology depends on it, from batteries for mobile phones, to powering electric cars, and even treating bipolar disorder. It was one of the three elements to be produced in large quantities during the Big Bang, but 13.8 billion years later, questions about how this intriguing element came into existence still remain.

ESA BIC Harwell companies help keep London moving
05 July 2017
ESA BIC Harwell companies help keep London moving

Two start-ups from the European Space Agency's Business Incubation Centre at Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) have recently been working with Transport for London and Nitrous to keep London moving and reduce pollution in the capital.

The astronomer bringing HARMONI to the Extremely Large Telescope – with Professor Niranjan Thatte
04 July 2017
The astronomer bringing HARMONI to the Extremely Large Telescope

Professor Niranjan Thatte, lead investigator for the Extremely Large Telescope's HARMONI instrument, talks about how it feels to be part of this ground-breaking project.

The long and incredible journey of the Extremely Large Telescope – with Professor Simon Morris
04 July 2017
The long and incredible journey of the Extremely Large Telescope

Professor Simon Morris--Head of the Physics Department at Durham University, member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council, and one of the UK's ELT project leaders--explains why astronomy is an international business.

Daresbury start-up accelerates business with CERN technology
30 June 2017
Daresbury start-up accelerates business with CERN technology

A step change in precision for particle accelerators and light sources worldwide is one step nearer, thanks to pioneering start up, D-Beam – the newest member of the STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (STFC CERN BIC).

The next big thing in astronomy: the Extremely Large Telescope
28 June 2017
The next big thing in astronomy: the Extremely Large Telescope

On the top of a mountain in Chile, construction of the largest visible and infrared telescope ever built – the Extremely Large Telescope, or ELT – is underway. When the telescope is operational, its 39-metre primary mirror will gather 217 times more light than the Hubble Telescope.

Rise of the Machines
27 June 2017
Rise of the Machines

Move over R2D2 – robots are no longer just the stuff of sci-fi. They're already here, and whether it's through advancing drug design or charting the oceans, UK technology is transforming the impact that robots are having on our lives.

International Women in Engineering Day
23 June 2017
International Women in Engineering Day

STFC is celebrating International Women In Engineering Day by highlighting prominent female engineers, both past and present.

Just 9% of engineers are female and the day is aimed at raising the profile of, and celebrating the achievements of, women in engineering.

What does it take to be a world-leading facility?
16 June 2017
What does it take to be a world-leading facility?

The Science and Technology Facilities Council's Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been lighting the way for laser research, development, exploitation and training for the past 40 years.

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.

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