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Introducing the world's most powerful laser: the European XFEL
01 September 2017
Introducing the world's most powerful laser: the European XFEL

The largest, most powerful laser in existence, with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than any other conventional X-ray radiation source, is about to open up completely new research opportunities for researchers the world over.

Exploring Solar Storms
01 September 2017
Exploring Solar Storms

Looking up at the sky on a pleasant summer's day, one might be forgiven for imagining that the sun is a serene object, freckled only with the occasional sunspot. But whilst this sphere of hot plasma provides stable conditions for life to thrive on Earth, the sun itself is anything but serene.

Action against Alzheimer's
31 August 2017
Action against Alzheimer's

Combatting dementia with state-of-the-art science

Dorothy Hodgkin
26 August 2017
Dorothy Hodgkin

The only British woman ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the only woman to receive the Copley medal, Dorothy Hodgkin surpassed many expectations of what a 'housewife' should do in the 1900s.

Marie Curie
26 August 2017
Marie Curie

Marie Curie changed science forever. Her research was instrumental in the development of X-rays, and her legacy reverberates throughout modern science.

World Photo Day: Art in Science
18 August 2017
World Photo Day: Art in Science

Science can produce some wonderful images. Whether it’s state of the art equipment or cutting-edge results, beauty and science often go hand in hand.

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.

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