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06 September 2017
New UK-China agreement to strengthen space education
New UK-China agreement to strengthen space education

Leading space scientists from the UK and China have today signed a partnership agreement which looks to enrich each nation's space education and space culture activities.

01 September 2017
World's largest x-ray laser facility is now open to users
World's largest x-ray laser facility is now open to users

The global science community is celebrating the official inauguration of the world's largest X-ray laser at the international research facility, the European XFEL.

30 August 2017
STFC and Diamond Light Source Apprenticeship Day 2017
STFC and Diamond Light Source Apprenticeship Day 2017

On 23 August 2017, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Diamond Light Source hosted an Apprenticeship Day at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

24 August 2017
Gravitational wave research may tell us how black holes are formed
Gravitational wave research may tell us how black holes are formed

The new field of gravitational wave astronomy, which started with the first gravitational wave detection two years ago, is already offering possible explanations of how black holes form.

23 August 2017
UK supporting Arctic project to build the most advanced space weather radar in the world
UK supporting Arctic project to build the most advanced space weather radar in the world

The most advanced space weather radar in the world is to be built in the Arctic by an international partnership including the UK, thanks to new investment from NERC, with scientific collaboration from STFC.

21 August 2017
Introducing the new energy-saving tuneable magnet
Introducing the new energy-saving tuneable magnet, for particle accelerators of the future

UK engineers have developed a new type of energy-saving magnet for the next generation of particle accelerator that will not only save substantially on energy costs but also offers savings in the scale of such instruments.

17 August 2017
UK provides first advanced detector for world's largest X-ray laser
UK provides first advanced detector for world's largest X-ray laser

One of the world's fastest detectors, capable of capturing images in billionths of a second, has been developed by the UK for use at the world's largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL.

16 August 2017
CLASP Fund Launch: Confronting Global Healthcare Challenges
CLASP Fund Launch: Confronting Global Healthcare Challenges

STFC is to launch a major funding call this September, targeted towards pioneering healthcare research and development.

15 August 2017
New synthetic Polio vaccine candidate visualised at the atomic scale at STFC's Diamond Light Source
New synthetic Polio vaccine candidate visualised at the atomic scale at STFC's Diamond Light Source

Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.

14 August 2017
UK invests £16million in frontier nuclear physics research
UK invests £16million in frontier nuclear physics research

The UK's frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million over the next four years, enabling researchers to continue to hunt for answers to some of the biggest mysteries in nuclear physics.

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