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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.

14 July 2017
Student engineers test-driving lunar rovers in Oxfordshire this weekend
Student engineers test-driving lunar rovers in Oxfordshire this weekend

Robotic lunar rovers, built by student engineers from six UK universities, will be put through their paces this Sunday, July 16, in a series of challenges in the robotics trials area and Lunar Yard at the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire.

14 July 2017
Recipe for success – the next steps for MIRI
Recipe for success – the next steps for MIRI

Testing is heating up for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), the coldest instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

14 July 2017
Detection of gravitational waves continues to receive major honours
Detection of gravitational waves continues to receive major honours

Nearly two years on from the first detection of gravitational waves by the international Advanced LIGO team, made up of engineers and scientists from the UK, the USA, Germany and Australia amongst others, this achievement continues to be recognised as a research and technological breakthrough and this week was awarded the latest in a series of eminent honours for what has become a completely new branch of astronomy.

13 July 2017
Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-2017
Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-2017

The Science and Technology Facilities Council has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-2017.

11 July 2017
£100M boost for UK space sector to ensure UK is equipped to stay ahead of the competition
£100M boost for UK space sector to ensure UK is equipped to stay ahead of the competition

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson underlined the government's commitment to the UK space sector today as he visited STFC's RAL Space Facility.

11 July 2017
Fellowship programme brings on the next generation of STFC researchers
Fellowship programme brings on the next generation of STFC researchers

A new cohort of post-doctoral fellows have joined the teams across STFC departments thanks to the Rutherford International Fellowship Programme (RIFP).

10 July 2017
War of the Worlds in reverse
War of the Worlds in reverse

In a reversal of the science fiction classic War of the Worlds, research shows humans may never be able to make a home on Mars.

07 July 2017
Re-Making Planets after Star-Death
Re-Making Planets after Star-Death

Two UK astronomers may have found an answer to the 25-year-old mystery of how planets form in the aftermath of a supernova explosion.

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