The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, (EPSRC) was established in 1994 and located in Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K. The primary function of EPSRC is to award research grants to qualified university based research labs which promote engineering and physical science research. EPSRC also funds Doctoral Training Centres.
Researchers explore power of thorium for improved nuclear design
The UK is playing a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, compact, quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering
Pioneering 'tweezers' that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce ...
Digital music gets a cubist makeover
An 8-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that's the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can ...
Molecular nano-spies to make light work of disease detection
(Phys.org) —A world of cloak-and-dagger pharmaceuticals has come a step closer with the development of stealth compounds programmed to spring into action when they receive the signal.
New Computer codes to aid greener, leaner aircraft design
A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
Multi-tasking micro-lights could spark a communications revolution
Tiny LED lights now being developed could deliver Wi-Fi-like internet communications, while simultaneously displaying information, and providing illumination for homes, offices and a whole host of other locations.
Fighting the rise of the app attackers
Researchers have been given a share of £3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to counter cyber-criminals who are using malicious apps which can collude with each other to infect the ...
Custom-designed radar measures Antarctic ice with millimetre accuracy
A series of radars just deployed on Antarctica will give researchers their first ever day-by-day measurements of the health of one of the ice shelves that surround the frozen continent.
A new take on the Midas touch: Changing the colour of gold
Red gold, green gold – a ground-breaking initiative has found a way of changing the colour of the world's most iconic precious metal.
A short cut to billion dollar drugs
(Phys.org)—Scientists have found a highly efficient method of making hormone-based drugs which could generate billions of sales for the pharmaceutical industry.