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04 August 2017
UK ramps up its satellite testing capabilities with new vacuum chamber
UK ramps up its satellite testing capabilities with new vacuum chamber

The largest space test chamber in the UK is being installed at a premier satellite testing facility, helping to ensure the UK remains a world leader for space technology.

04 August 2017
Neutrinos could be the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe
Neutrinos could be the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe

New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave - which could help us understand why there is so much matter in the universe, but very little antimatter.

03 August 2017
How teens can help test space satellites
How teens can help test space satellites

Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country's leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space.

03 August 2017
Exploring the secrets of antimatter at CERN
Exploring the secrets of antimatter at CERN

New research published today by researchers from CERN has brought us another step closer to understanding where all the antimatter has gone.

03 August 2017
Map of the cosmos 'sees' the dark universe
Map of the cosmos 'sees' the dark universe

The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe.

02 August 2017
ESA BIC Harwell's 50th space tech start-up takes off to overhaul breast screening in the UK
ESA BIC Harwell's 50th space tech start-up takes off to overhaul breast screening in the UK

From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food - whatever the sector, the European Space Agency's Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all.

28 July 2017
Dark Matter Day is coming...
Dark Matter Day is coming ... but Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

This Halloween, prepare for something really, really dark.

28 July 2017
Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way
Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky Way

We've always been fascinated by the stars. Our creation stories, myths and legends are full of references, and our poets and storytellers constantly evoke their wonder - such as Irish poet Thomas Moore.

24 July 2017
Construction begins on international science experiment
Construction begins on international science experiment hoped to unlock the mysteries of the universe

In a unique ground-breaking ceremony held today at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, a group of dignitaries, scientists and engineers from around the world marked the start of construction of a massive international experiment that could change our understanding of the universe.

19 July 2017
UK Research and Innovation launches interim website
UK Research and Innovation launches interim website

An interim website has been launched today by UK Research and Innovation.

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