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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.

Elsie MacGill
23 June 2017
Elsie MacGill

During her time as one of Canada's foremost aeronautical engineers, Elsie MacGill was a real high flyer.

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.

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.

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