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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.

Board changes

Serco - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:00

Andrew Jenner, Group Chief Financial Officer of Serco since 2002, has...

Interim Management Statement

Serco - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:00

Further to the announcement of 28 April 2014 regarding an update on...

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.

Update on performance

Serco - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:00

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, is currently...

Award success for Serco's pioneering quality management programme

Serco - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:00

A far-reaching quality management programme that puts customers at the...

Health watchdog gives hospital clean bill of health

Serco - Tue, 2014-07-22 12:00

A Serco-run hospital is meeting all essential quality and safety standards, according to a health watchdog.

Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014

STFC has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2013 - 2014.

Serco:Strömma starts managing Djurgården ferries in Stockholm harbour

Serco - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:00

Serco, together with its Swedish joint venture (JV) partner Strömma Tourism & Maritime, today begins operating one of Stockholm harbour's key ferry services...

Serco awarded extension of traffic camera services contract

Serco - Mon, 2014-07-14 12:00

Serco, the international services company, today announces that its Australia business has extended its Traffic Camera Services contract in the state of...

Steel researchers from the UK and China Exchange Ideas at Harwell Event

Scientists, engineers, technologists and industry leaders from China and the UK have met at Oxfordshire's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) to discuss and exchange the recent advances in the research of materials science and engineering.

I-TAC takes first prize for best support for start-up and high growth businesses

The Innovations Technology Access Centre (I-TAC) has scooped a prestigious UK Science Park Association (UKSPA) award for having the best track record in developing and supporting start-up and high growth businesses. The award celebrates the invaluable role that innovation centres and incubators, and their business environment, play in the growth and economic success of early stage companies.

Ignition, Lift-off....New Satellite Launches Next Generation of UK Scientists

A cosmic ray detector designed by sixth form students from the UK blasted off into orbit overnight. Hundreds of schools across the country will play a hands-on role analysing vital 'space weather' data sent back to Earth by TechDemoSat-1, a UK-built satellite that started its journey into space overnight.

STFC RAL Space team is Ground Control for Newly Launched UK Satellite

Two UK satellites, TechDemoSat-1 and UKube-1 have been launched overnight in part thanks to the efforts of the team at STFC RAL Space. Both satellites were launched on 8 July 2014 at 16.58 BST and data is now being beamed back to Earth.

Transformation success secures contract extension for Serco

Serco - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:00

Serco, the international services company, has secured a four year contract extension worth £20 million with the London Borough of Enfield for the provision of...

STFC and Intel link up to drive innovation for the next generation of supercomputer

Global microprocessor giant Intel® has chosen the Hartree Centre, part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), as its newest 'Intel® Parallel Computing Center' (Intel® PCC). This new collaboration allows Intel and STFC's Hartree Centre to work together on designing and testing software for the world's most advanced microprocessors, the building blocks of the supercomputers of the future.

STFC spin-out wins UK's major engineering prize for airport scanner technology

3 July 2014 - HRH The Princess Royal last night presented Cobalt Light Systems, a company born from technology developed by scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), with the prestigious 2014 MacRobert Award for engineering innovation, for its unique liquids scanner.

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