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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.

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.

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