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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.

07 July 2017
Cobalt Light Systems
Cobalt Light Systems

STFC spin-out company Cobalt Light Systems has been acquired by analytical laboratory technologies firm Agilent Technologies.

06 July 2017
Groundbreaking computer software to improve UK resilience to extreme events
Groundbreaking computer software to improve UK resilience to extreme events

A powerful computer system capable of revolutionising the UK's ability to plan for extreme events, such as flooding and power outages, is being designed as part of a government scheme to make the nation's infrastructure more resilient.

06 July 2017
CERN experiment discovers a new, very charming particle
CERN experiment discovers a new, very charming particle

Five years on from discovering the Higgs boson, a team including many UK scientists have discovered a brand new heavy particle at the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

05 July 2017
CLARA milestone beams light on next generation laser technology
CLARA milestone beams light on next generation laser technology

An attosecond is to a second what a second is to 32 billion years. This is how fast the short pulses of light operated by a Free Electron Laser (FEL) particle accelerator could be operating at in the not too distant future, unlocking new windows of scientific exploration.

30 June 2017
STFC laser scientist wins prestigious award
STFC laser scientist wins prestigious award

A senior laser scientist working at STFC's Central Laser Facility has been awarded a top accolade at the Institute of Physics 2017 awards.

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