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16 February 2018
Harwell Sets New Strategy to Place it at the Centre of Global Innovation
Harwell Sets New Strategy to Place it at the Centre of Global Innovation

A brand new strategy aimed at improving the productivity of the UK economy and the skills of its workforce has been launched by Harwell Campus.

15 February 2018
Neutrons turn detective to help us understand how electrons behave in metals
Neutrons turn detective to help us understand how electrons behave in metals

An international team of scientists have utilised the UK's premier neutron and muon source, the ISIS facility, to study the structure of electrons in useful materials – such as those with superconductivity or magnetism.

13 February 2018
Major space conundrum solved by computer simulation
Major space conundrum solved by computer simulation

A hole at the heart of a stunning rose-like interstellar cloud has puzzled astronomers for decades - but new UK research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula's central cavity and that of its central stars.

13 February 2018
Wave power meets space technology – for smarter, zero carbon ocean monitoring
Wave power meets space technology – for smarter, zero carbon ocean monitoring

Advances in ocean monitoring are providing more insights about our seas and environment than ever before, from marine life, to sea temperatures, pollution and weather.

12 February 2018
Stronger UK-US cooperation in big data will benefit businesses
Stronger UK-US cooperation in big data will benefit businesses

American and British business is expected to benefit from a new collaboration agreement signed today between leading US and UK research laboratories. The deal focuses on translating high performance computing techniques widely used in academia into processes to boost industrial productivity and innovation.

12 February 2018
UK research suggests interstellar visitors had a violent past
UK research suggests interstellar visitors had a violent past

The first-ever observed interstellar visitor to our solar system has had a violent past – causing it to tumble around chaotically as it travels through space – an STFC-funded scientist has discovered.

12 February 2018
Senior drivers needed to test drive technology that will keep them safe on the road
Senior drivers needed to test drive technology that will keep them safe on the road

Drivers over the age of 65 from across the UK are needed to take part in a new voluntary research project designed to help senior drivers stay on the road safely for longer.

08 February 2018
Researchers and industry experts unite to help start-up tech firms at new centre
Researchers and industry experts unite to help start-up tech firms at new centre

The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) flagship new business innovation centre – which will bring together the best of academia and industry – is now welcoming applications from start-up companies.

07 February 2018
UK laser experiment mimics black hole environment
UK laser experiment mimics black hole environment

UK physicists have for the first time used an extremely powerful laser beam to slow down electrons travelling at near-light speeds – a quantum mechanical phenomenon thought to occur only around objects like black holes.

05 February 2018
James Webb Space Telescope one step closer to launch with move to California
James Webb Space Telescope one step closer to launch with move to California

It’s an exciting start to the New Year for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the teams involved in the mission, as it begins what will be its final set of tests.  JWST has made the journey from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Texas where it has been for the last nine months undergoing extensive cryogenic testing, to Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS), California, where it will remain until it is ready for launch in mid-2019.

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