Latest Science and Technology Facilities Council Stories

2009-02-25 08:25:00

Roman artifacts which are nearly two thousand years old with similarities to ancient remains found at Pompeii in Italy were examined at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ISIS neutron source last weekend.

2009-02-19 08:20:00

What convinced Galileo 400 years ago that the Earth orbits the Sun and not vice-versa? How did one man make such a startling discovery, armed with just a 2 inch lens telescope?

2009-01-21 11:00:00

Cosmic-rays detected half a mile underground in a disused US iron-mine can be used to detect major weather events occurring 20 miles up in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, a new study has revealed.

2008-12-16 11:26:38

UK scientists have successfully demonstrated energy recovery on the ALICE advanced particle accelerator design, potentially paving the way for new accelerators using a fraction of the energy required under conventional methods.

2008-12-11 12:10:00

Moons outside our solar system with the potential to support life have just become much easier to detect, thanks to research by an astronomer at University College London (UCL).

2008-11-25 15:05:00

An organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life has been located in a relatively hospitable part of the galaxy, scientists said.

2008-11-18 10:15:57

A major milestone has been achieved in the completion of the UK's next-generation particle accelerator, ALICE, which is set to produce an intense beam of light that will revolutionize the way in which accelerator based light source research facilities will be designed in the future.

2008-11-11 15:05:21

The world's newest "super microscope" at Isis in Oxfordshire will allow scientists to see things 10,000 times thinner than a human hair.

2008-10-24 10:25:00

Research that has provided a deeper understanding into the center of planets could also provide the way forward in the world's quest for cleaner energy.

2008-08-13 13:35:00

Diamonds from Brazil have provided the answers to a question that Earth scientists have been trying to understand for many years: how is oceanic crust that has been subducted deep into the Earth recycled back into volcanic rocks?

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.