Latest Engineering and Physical sciences Research Council Stories
A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
The role that new low carbon technologies can play in helping the UK meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving towards a green economy have been highlighted today with the publication of three in-depth reports into core areas of innovation.
Red gold, green gold – a ground-breaking initiative has found a way of changing the color of the world’s most iconic precious metal.
Training sessions for Team GB's swimmers have been getting a helping hand from a new system incorporating cutting-edge movement tracking and sensor technologies.
A tiny prototype robot that functions like a living creature is being developed which one day could be safely used to pinpoint diseases within the human body.
Innovative sensors have been developed that will dramatically improve the ability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete.
John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), has received a Knighthood in Britain’s New Year Honours List, made public on 31 December.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed polymers that fluoresce in the presence of bacteria, paving the way for the rapid detection and assessment of wound infection using ultra-violet light.
New software 'hearing dummies' are part of cutting-edge research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments.
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