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2010-12-10 10:35:00

Spearheaded by the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory and funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the e-MERLIN telescope will allow astronomers to address key questions relating to the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets.

2010-12-10 00:00:37

Hartree Innovative Research Centre appeals to innovative supercomputing software companies and the companies who need them.

2010-11-23 13:21:25

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 oil.

2010-10-12 18:22:53

More brilliant X-rays, more cost-effective methods for developing new energy sources and advanced manufacturing processes are just some of the benefits which may come from a novel technology, proven at the theoretical level by a consortium of British and European laser scientists.

2010-03-18 12:40:41

Scientists working on a treatment for babies born with cleft palates have made a promising breakthrough and the first clinical trials are planned for early next year.

2010-03-03 13:14:22

Time taken to detect brain tumours could soon be significantly reduced thanks to an ongoing pioneering project led by the University of Liverpool

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2009-10-15 09:40:00

Researchers have unearthed a magnetic force similar to electricity: magnetic charges that act and interrelate like electrical charges.

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2009-06-10 13:56:44

Astronomers using the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) William Herschel Telescope (WHT) on La Palma have confirmed an effective way to search the atmospheres of planets for signs of life, vastly improving our chances of finding alien life outside our solar system.

2009-06-10 10:46:29

Techniques and instrumentation initially developed for ExoMars - Europe’s next robotic mission to Mars in 2016 - but now due to fly on a NASA mission in 2018, could also provide the answers to the globally pressing issue of energy supply.

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2009-05-28 09:49:11

Particle physics saves lives, connects continents through new channels of communication, helps us understand the world around us and inspires tomorrow’s leaders.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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