Serco and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority (HFRA) have announced their intention to work together and bid for safety related contracts in both the public and commercial sectors. First amongst these...
Inspiring the next generation of scientists in the North West is a challenge, one that has been made a little bit easier thanks to the donation of numerous pieces of experimental equipment by staff from the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC's) Daresbury Laboratory to the Catalyst Discovery Centre in Cheshire.
Further analysis of the 2010 VITACOG clinical trial on elderly people with memory problems has shown that high doses of three B vitamins may slow down the shrinkage of the specific parts of the brain that are vulnerable to Alzheimers disease.
A new £23 million research unit is announced today, that will exploit the latest advances in genetics to improve understanding of how changes to lifestyle or environment, as well as pharmacological interventions, can reduce the risk of disease.
STFC's Central Laser Facility is host to a range of advanced laser systems that are super fast, super precise and super intense. A multi-national community of chemists, biologists and physicists are using them to unlock a wealth of solutions to today's and tomorrow's problems, from studying cancer cells to future clean energy.
Our Daresbury Laboratory is asking Year 9 students to tell us their answers! In the 2013 School Science Prize, students must write 500 words on 'Why I love Science'.
Nuclear physicists at the ISOLDE radioactive-beam facility at CERN, including a number from the universities of York and Manchester, have for the first time measured the radioactive properties of astatine, the rarest element on earth.
Experimental results obtained using the Gemini laser in STFC's Central Laser Facility and published in Nature Communications are the first to demonstrate that laser light reflected from a ultrathin foil mirror moving close to the speed of light can be upshifted in energy, a demonstration of one of Einstein's special relativity concepts first published in his 'On the electrodynamics of moving bodies' 1905 paper.
Existing theories on the shape and structure of atomic nuclei have been put to the test as an international team of nuclear physicists have discovered that some can be 'pear' shaped. This research, co-funded by STFC at the ISOLDE radioactive beam facility at CERN, has been published as the front cover story for prestigious journal, Nature, 9 May 2013
Budding young entrepreneurs from across the North West faced a panel of judges at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory today, for the area final of the 50th Young Enterprise Company Programme competition.
Less than a year after the decision to site the revolutionary Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in Southern Africa and Australia, the SKA Organisation has opened its new international headquarters.
Serco has been announced as preferred bidder by Nottinghamshire County Council to manage, operate and develop the National Water Sports Centre, one of the UK's premier sporting venues and outdoor...
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has today (3 May 2013) signed an agreement that makes the UK an associate member of FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) currently under construction next to the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, in Darmstadt, Germany.
The world's largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (the LHC), and the man behind the Higgs particle theory, are coming to Belfast as part of a week-long public exhibition organised by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and hosted by Queen's University.
Serco Group plc (Serco), the leading environmental service provider, has been reselected to manage the contract to provide landscapes and grounds maintenance services on behalf of Canterbury City...
A subtle difference between matter and antimatter has been observed for the first time by the LHCb experiment at CERN. The observation has been made in the neutral Bs meson system, and submitted for publication on 24 April. This work forms part of studies to understand why the Universe only contains matter when we believe that matter and antimatter were created in equal amounts at the Big Bang.
Sixteen football players from Serco and the Armed Forces are attempting to...
The new UK particle accelerator VELA (Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator) has achieved a significant electron acceleration milestone, which heralds exciting new opportunities for industry to apply the latest particle accelerator technology to its most critical commercial challenges.
Serco has signed a cooperation agreement with Strömma Tourism & Maritime to make a joint bid to manage and operate the ferry services in Stockholm's archipelago and harbour. The two companies are...
Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, announces that it has secured an 18-month extension to its contract to operate, maintain and market...