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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Chickens to benefit from biofuels bonanza
Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by the Engineering ...
Footwear recycling gets a kick-start
A newly developed recycling process could make landfill sites filled with old shoes a thing of the past.
The future of 3-D printing
Experts in 3D printing at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, have helped create a ...
Fish hearts' secrets shown through telescope technology
Heart research funded by EPSRC at Durham University is using sophisticated optical technology to overcome the challenges of imaging living hearts which are located deep inside the body and move at 300 beats ...
Microbes strip power from poo
EPSRC-funded scientists have developed a process using microbes which removes the need to use electricity to process sewage at treatment plants. The microbes can also be used to produce large quantities of ...
'People power' could be key to cutting workplace energy costs
(Phys.org) —maginative new ways of empowering factory employees to cut energy use have been devised and successfully trialled by a consortium of UK universities and businesses.
Reading the unreadable
Pioneering X-ray technology is making it possible to read fragile rolled-up historical documents for the first time in centuries.
The humble 'virtual chimney' fences that could reduce the impact of airport pollution
Simple 'blast' fences called baffles could deliver improvements in air quality for people living near airports, new research has found.
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.
New 'virtual' tape measure could give online clothes shoppers the perfect fit
A ground-breaking web-based system that takes unprecedentedly detailed measurements of the body could revolutionise online clothes shopping.
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.