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UK Astronomy Technology Centre is key partner in new Scottish Satellite Applications Centre

21st March 2014 - The UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) in Edinburgh has this week been named one of the key partners in a new Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications that will enable businesses to tap in to the UK's £8.2 billion space sector.

Breakthrough in Cosmology

New results announced today by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics provide the first direct evidence on inflation - a key part of our understanding of how the Universe formed. Cosmologists on the BICEP2 project have announced that they have detected 'B-mode polarisation' - the signature of gravitational waves shaping the very early Universe during a phase called inflation. Almost 14 billion years ago the Universe seems to have expanded exponentially in a fraction of a second.

29/30th April 2014 Forthcoming Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) meeting

The next meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place in the Pickavance Lecture Theatre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Didcot, OX11 0QZ on the 29th and 30th April 2014.

£19M investment to open new scientific frontiers in astronomy

UK scientists, engineers and industries will be helping to design and build the world’s largest telescope. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) will manage the UK role in this exciting project which will be at the forefront of astronomy over the coming decade.

£265M science investment for largest telescope and biggest microscope

UK scientists and engineers will be helping to build the world’s largest telescope and the world’s biggest microscope. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) will manage the UK role in these exciting projects which will be at the forefront of science in the coming decade.

Scientists trace ‘bad’ fat back to its roots

Medical Research Council - Mon, 2014-03-10 12:03
It’s widely accepted that having too much fat is unhealthy, but it’s the hidden fat surrounding our vital organs that poses the biggest threat.

UK-ATC director elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

STFC congratulates Professor Gillian Wright MBE, Director of the STFC UK Astronomy Technology Centre, on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

STFC's ISIS facility signs up to continued collaboration with Italy

STFC and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, the Italian National Research Council) have signed an agreement worth €15M to further develop collaboration between the two countries in the field of neutron scattering using the STFC ISIS facility, the UK's pulsed neutron and muon source.

Unique bug-beating software tools in development to enhance supercomputer performance

STFC and Rogue Wave Software have signed a collaboration agreement to work together on tools that will make software development for scientific computing more productive.

Hot new start-up joins the STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre.

Exciting new start-up company, 2D Heat Ltd, is the second incubatee to join the STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (STFC CERN BIC). It will develop and commercialise its unique heating technology for particle accelerators, such as CERN's Large Hadron Collider, and in proton beam therapy for cancer detection.

UK Minister visit to Australia's Square Kilometre Array site

UK Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today (1 March 2014) visited Australia's site for the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.

STFC in new collaboration with aim of creating one of the world's most energy efficient supercomputers

February 27th 2014 - Today the world's largest, fastest supercomputers are the key drivers of scientific advancement in every aspect of research, from healthcare, to climate change, global security, even finance and entertainment. These supercomputers rely on the development of powerful, cutting edge technologies to make them increasingly more energy efficient, without which they'd be limited by the power they would consume.

Register for Scattering Matters 2014

Would you like to know more about the techniques used for material analysis and what world-class facilities can offer your business? STFC is collaborating with the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (Materials KTN) to bring you Scattering Matters - a one day workshop aimed at encouraging the use of UK's large scale science facilities for materials analysis.

STFC and NPL collaboration to provide new insights into Advanced Materials

Our understanding of advanced materials and how they perform under different conditions will be enhanced thanks to a new research collaboration announced today between the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

Scientists identify new Huntington disease pathway

Medical Research Council - Tue, 2014-02-18 12:03
An international group of researchers has identified a major new pathway thought to be involved in the development of Huntington disease.

Boris bikes: health benefits outweigh risks from injury and pollution

Medical Research Council - Fri, 2014-02-14 12:03
The London cycle hire scheme has had a positive overall effect on the health of its users by increasing physical activity within the capital.

New members sought for the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council

Medical Research Council - Wed, 2014-02-12 12:03
MRC together with the Welcome Trust funds the above group whose role is to provide guidance and advice to UK Biobank on ethical matters in order to protect the interests of participants

Science budget 2015/16

Research Councils UK notes the allocations of the science budget for 2015/16, which have been published today (10th February 2014), and welcomes the recognition that this gives to the contribution of research to the growth, prosperity and wellbeing of the UK.

Charity canal walk raises £1,000 for the Royal British Legion

Serco - Sat, 2014-02-08 00:00

To mark Remembrance Sunday, seven members of Serco staff from HMP Lowdham...

Serco at Forth Valley Royal Hospital wins top award for cleanliness

Serco - Sat, 2014-02-08 00:00

Serco, in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, has won the prestigious...

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