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UK scientists begin hunt for major collisions in the universe
Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016
UK scientists are celebrating the restart of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors, which are now back online after a substantial upgrade to their sensitivity. The upgrade and restart of LIGO means that the new data being produced should add substantially to our knowledge of black-hole collisions and other major astronomical events.
Laser technology to help take Large Hadron Collider to next level
Posted on Tuesday November 29, 2016
Pioneering laser technology could boost the performance of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to new levels of efficiency, helping unlock some of science’s greatest mysteries going back to the `Big Bang’.
Funding confirmed for major STFC-Czech partnership for 'next generation' laser centre
Posted on Thursday November 24, 2016
STFC's Central Laser Facility and scientists from the Czech Institute of Physics will work together on a new "Centre of Excellence" for the industrial exploitation of new laser technology.
European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0
Posted on Friday December 02, 2016
ESA today concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space matters from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programmes based on the vision of a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0.