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Lasers light the way to quicker cancer diagnosis
12 November 2015
Lasers light the way to quicker cancer diagnosis

Space-age laser science could save thousands of people a worrying wait for breast cancer test results. The original concept was developed at our Central Laser Facility and applied to cancer diagnosis in partnership with Prof Nicholas Stone (Exeter University), a pioneering technique that can safely and non-invasively analyse tissue deep below the skin could allow abnormalities detected during mammograms to be investigated there and then.

Will you find your sandwich fulfilling?
12 November 2015
Will you find your sandwich fulfilling?

It’s bad enough when you finish your sandwich at lunch time, and still feel hungry - imagine if you left your student sandwich placement feeling the same way.  Sign up for something you can really get your teeth into, by applying for a placement with STFC.

Halloween special
31 October 2015
Halloween special

We're serious scientists here at STFC - we believe in facts, not magic. But since it's Halloween, we've handed over to a team of undead editors with a vested interest in the seriously spooky. You might want to make sure the lights are on before you start reading....

Advanced materials
21 October 2015
Advanced materials

STFC scientists are actively researching in all of these areas, which are big data, agri-science, satellites, robotics and autonomous systems, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, energy storage, and advanced materials.

Boulby: UK Science's Deep Underground Laboratory
18 September 2015
Boulby: UK Science's Deep Underground Laboratory

Boulby is a special place for science, the deep underground environs enabling a diverse range of studies from astro/particle physics to studies of geology, geophysics, climate, the environment, life on Earth and beyond.

Agri-science and Agri-tech
17 September 2015
Agri-science and Agri-tech

The eight great technologies are: big data, satellites, robotics and autonomous systems, synthetic biology, regenerative medicine, advanced materials, energy storage, and agri-science.

Understanding the weather
04 September 2015
Understanding the weather

If there’s one thing that can make or break our time off, it’s the weather. We certainly seem to have a lot of it, and it can seem like the forecast never brings us what we want.

The science of sightseeing
11 August 2015
The science of sightseeing

Are you a beach holiday kind of person, or more into city breaks? Whichever kind of break you prefer, it's likely that you'll spend some of your time sightseeing.

Staying safe in the skies: how UK science is making air travel safer
27 July 2015
Staying safe in the skies

Whether you’re jetting off on holiday, or just on your way to a work commitment, when you step onto a plane it’s nice to know that you’re safe. 

Extreme journeys: The far-flung destinations of the Solar System
14 July 2015
Extreme journeys: The far-flung destinations of the Solar System

Are you travelling far on holiday this year? We thought it would be fun to look at some of the extreme journeys that spacecraft from Earth are making, which might put that 4-hour flight to Lanzarote into perspective…

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