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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.

Serco Awarded $17 Million U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Installation Contract

Serco - Wed, 2014-09-10 00:00

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management...

Serco awarded new European Space Agency IT support contract

Serco - Wed, 2014-09-10 00:00

Serco, in partnership with Capgemini and Orange Business Services (OBS),...

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.

Serco director honoured with lifetime achievement award

Serco - Thu, 2014-09-04 12:00

Gareth Matthews, Serco's Business Director for Welfare Services, has been...

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.

Serco secures new contract at Wattisham Air Station

Serco - Mon, 2014-09-01 12:00

Serco, the international service company, has secured a new three year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a range of manpower services to...

Serco selected for new Caledonian Sleeper rail franchise

Serco - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:00

Serco Group plc, the international service company, has been selected by Transport Scotland to manage the new 15-year franchise for the Caledonian Sleeper...

Serco achieves top cleanliness rating at Derriford Hospital

Serco - Wed, 2014-08-27 00:00

On Saturday (31 May), Serco at Derriford Hospital will celebrate two years...

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.

Newly refurbished Holme Pierrepont Country Park opens today

Serco - Thu, 2014-08-21 12:00

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of the National Water Sports Centre (NWSC) in Nottinghamshire, one of the UK's premier sporting venues and outdoor leisure...

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.

Award treble praises Serco's innovative approach to customer service

Serco - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:00

Serco has been presented with three top awards in this year's inaugural...

Serco to provide facilities management services to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Serco - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:00

Serco, the international service company, has signed a contract for the provision of facilities management consultancy services and FM operational oversight for...

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.

Serco wins customer service awards

Serco - Mon, 2014-08-18 12:00

Ten individual short-listed nominations and three "podium" finishes were...

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.

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