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STFC and CERN researchers to benefit from Open Access publishing partnership

STFC welcomes a new partnership agreement, announced today, that ensures all articles authored by CERN researchers that are published in the American Physical Society (APS) journal collection in the next two years, will be freely available for anyone to read.

Call for nominations or applications for membership of STFC's Innovation Advisory Board

STFC is setting up a new Innovation Advisory Board (IAB) which will advise STFC's Council and Executive Board. The Advisory Board, which is expected to have 6-8 members, will review the 'innovation' aspect of STFC's work and will provide recommendations on existing and future programmes.

Call for nominations or applications for membership of STFC's Skills and Engagement Advisory Board

STFC is establishing a new subcommittee of its Council, to be called the Skills and Engagement Advisory Board, to advise it on the development of its programmes in skills and public engagement.

Solar Storm May Lead to a Fantastic Aurora over Britain tonight

A Solar Storm due to arrive at the Earth today should lead to a great show of the Aurora Borealis over the UK this evening.

10 years on, landmark Nature paper still hits the mark

In 2004, Nature published an article featuring work done on the Central Laser Facility's Astra laser by an international collaboration of scientists from Imperial College London, the University of Strathclyde, UCLA and our Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Interactive dark matter could explain Milky Way's missing satellite galaxies

Scientists believe they have found a way to explain why there are not as many galaxies orbiting the Milky Way as expected.

Ground-breaking for ground-breaking science

Construction is now (2/9/2014) officially underway on the world's biggest microscope: the £1.4 billion European Spallation Source being built in Sweden with key British input.

New UK facility aims to protect next generation microchips from cosmic ray chaos

UK scientists have built a new facility aimed at understanding how particles from space can interact with electronic devices, and to investigate the chaos that cosmic rays can cause - such as taking communications satellites offline, wiping a device's memory or affecting aircraft electronics. ChipIR has successfully completed its first round of development testing before going in to full operation in 2015.

Photo release: A Spectacular Landscape of Star Formation

This remarkable image, captured by the Wide Field Imager at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way.

European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2014 launches

European astronomy journalists can win a trip to the ESO telescope facilities in Chile with the launch of the European Astronomy Journalism Prize 2014.

Lights, camera, action .... Space Robots explore museum galleries after dark

Tonight's the night if you want to take control of one of the robots originally developed for exploring life on Mars and take a peek at what's going on after dark at the Tate Britain galleries.

5th Cryogenic Cluster Day

What's the Big Event on September 19th? No, it's not the Scottish Referendum (that's the day before). It's CCD5 : The 5th Cryogenic Cluster Day. Free to attend, it is a day of seminar, trade show, posters and lab visits, showcasing cryogenics as the wonderful enabling technology it is. CCD 5 is taking place at the heart of the strongest cryogenic community - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, in the heart of the strongest cryogenic community there is.

Diamond Light Source appoints new Chairman

Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility, has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith as its new Chairman.

Making the Most Out of Intellectual Property

In partnership with the UK Intellectual Property Office, we are hosting two Intellectual Property (IP) workshops at our Harwell Oxford and SciTech Daresbury campuses this September.

Rosetta makes history by catching a comet

Scientists at STFC, UK Space Agency, ESA and others around the world today celebrate history being made as Rosetta becomes the first spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.

Future of fast computer chips could be in graphene and not silicon says new research

Scientists using lasers at a Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) facility in the UK believe that they are a step closer to finding a replacement for silicon chips that are faster and use less energy than at present.

UK Mini-laboratory catches up with double comet

Tomorrow, on 6 August, a mini-laboratory developed and built at the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is due to rendezvous with a comet.

Launchpad to support space-related businesses at Harwell Oxford

Space-related SMEs connected to the Harwell space cluster have the chance to secure up to £1m of funding and support in business development of products and services thanks to the Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with STFC.

UK team supplies extremely powerful £2M laser for new international project

A cutting-edge laser amplifier that can supply bursts of laser energy with power equivalent to that of a full-sized power station has been developed, built and supplied for a new international project in the Czech Republic.

New Science Minister visits STFC's Daresbury Laboratory and Hartree Centre

In one of his first official visits since being appointed Minister for Universities and Science the Rt Hon Greg Clark was welcomed to the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire by STFC Chief Executive John Womersley and Head of Daresbury Laboratory, Susan Smith.

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