Latest Engineering and Physical sciences Research Council Stories

2014-04-22 14:01:24

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.

2012-11-13 13:44:48

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.

2012-10-24 23:52:27

Red gold, green gold – a ground-breaking initiative has found a way of changing the color of the world’s most iconic precious metal.

2012-06-28 20:33:03

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.

2012-03-29 22:02:06

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.

2012-01-25 13:03:26

Innovative sensors have been developed that will dramatically improve the ability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete.

2012-01-02 18:55:00

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.

2011-09-15 12:42:58

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.

2011-06-13 14:50:43

New software 'hearing dummies' are part of cutting-edge research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.