Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council, (STFC) was formed in 2007 through a merger of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the transfer of responsibility for nuclear physics from the Engineering and Physical Research Council. STFC is one of seven national research councils in the U.K. STFC is one of the largest multi-disciplinary research organizations in Europe with a global influence. STFC is respected for its world-class research centers in the field of material science, laser science, space exploration, alternative energy and other synergistic disciplines.

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EMMA milestone beams its way to a world first

A brand new technology that promises a range of applications from treating cancer to powering safer nuclear reactors has reached another world first in its development. This milestone was confirmed yesterday, 31 March 2011, ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Other
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ISIS neutron source is back online

A brand new run of experiments is underway at STFC's ISIS neutron source, from looking at ways of developing new antibiotics, through creating more effective materials in dentistry, to research that could in the future lead ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in General Physics
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UK technology scans the skies for space hazards

UK space surveillance technology is being used in ESA's first co-ordinated space tracking campaign – part of a larger programme to provide up to date and accurate information on space hazards in Earth's orbit. These ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Engineering
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LOFAR: Giant radio telescope goes multi-national

In the quest to discover more about our Universe and the birth of stars and galaxies, a new UK telescope connected for the first time to others across Europe has delivered its first 'radio pictures'. The images of the 3C196 ...

dateFeb 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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Extending the life of oil reserves

A research team led by the University of Bristol has used STFC's ISIS Neutron Source to come up with a new way to treat carbon dioxide (CO2), so that it can be used in efficient and environmentally friendly methods for extracting ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Other
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Recipe for water: Just add starlight

ESA's (European Space Agency) Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that ultraviolet starlight is a key ingredient for making water in the atmosphere of some stars. It is the only explanation for why a dying ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Astronomy
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