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Feeding the world sustainably – with Black Soldier flies and space technology
14 August 2017
Feeding the world sustainably

The global population is set to exceed 9 billion by 2050, bringing with it an anticipated 70% increase in global demand for meat and fish.

UK start-up makes aircraft smarter, safer and greener, thanks to space technology
07 August 2017
UK start-up makes aircraft smarter, safer and greener

Satavia, a space tech start-up at the European Space Agency's Business Incubation Centre at Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) is making aircraft smarter, safer and more environmentally friendly, by helping aircraft manufacturers and operators to save millions in unscheduled maintenance every year.

Space tech start-up set to overhaul mobile breast screening in the UK
02 August 2017
Space tech start-up set to overhaul mobile breast screening in the UK

Pioneering technology start-up DEOS Consultancy is about to shake up mobile breast screening in the UK.

Dark Matter Day is coming ... but Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
28 July 2017
Dark Matter Day is coming ... but Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

This Halloween, prepare for something really, really dark.

Happy Birthday Rosalind Franklin
24 July 2017
Happy Birthday Rosalind Franklin

One of the most important scientists of the 20th century, Rosalind Franklin helped us to better understand the stuff life is made of: DNA.

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 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.

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.

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).

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