News and views from EPSRC and its community.

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  • Saving Bees with Maths
  • The bees are dying, and without pollination services, human food supplies will be severely threatened. We already face a grave challenge to produce enough food to feed the world's projected population of 9 billion by 2050 and any loss of ecosystem services, particularly pollination, will exacerbate this problem.

  • Saving Bees with Maths
  • Issued: 05 December 2016
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  • Collaboration - the key to successful innovation
  • The Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards were launched by The Engineer, partnering with EPSRC and Engineering UK, to celebrate the role collaboration plays in developing new ground-breaking engineering solutions. The leads for three of the winning projects highlight their experiences here.

  • Collaboration - the key to successful innovation
  • Issued: 18 November 2016
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  • Balancing Capability - What does it mean in practice and is a 'Reduce' label fatal to the field?
  • We hear from Professor Jon Binner, Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering at the University of Birmingham, on how this area of research responded to the Shaping Capability approach by EPSRC in 2011.

  • Balancing Capability - What does it mean in practice and is a 'Reduce' label fatal to the field?
  • Issued: 10 November 2016
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  • What does the future hold for robotics and AI?
  • Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Director of the EPSRC-supported Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and a judge on Robot Wars, discusses the gap between the public's perception of robotics and AI and the reality, while looking at the challenges and opportunities facing the sector in the future.

  • What does the future hold for robotics and AI?
  • Issued: 30 October 2016
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  • Balancing Capability - Grow, Maintain, Reduce
  • The academic year is in full swing and we are busy working towards our Delivery Plan's three strategies: Balancing Capability, Building Leadership and Accelerating Impact. Professor Tom Rodden provides an insight into what Balancing Capability is, and what it means for the research community.

  • Balancing Capability - Grow, Maintain, Reduce
  • Issued: 04 October 2016
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  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Climate Week (16-23 September) is a Scottish Government-led national campaign to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. Vicky Pope talks about two key environmental issues and the task of identifying research themes to tackle them.

  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Issued: 21 September 2016
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  • The engineering behind Olympic stadiums
  • We take it for granted that the sporting action at the Olympics will be framed by a majestic stadium. But why do stadiums take the forms that they do? And why do these forms often differ quite markedly from each other?

  • The engineering behind Olympic stadiums
  • Issued: 19 August 2016
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  • What is an EPSRC YINI?
  • Since 2004, EPSRC has provided year-long placement opportunities for a number of Year in Industry (YINI) students.

  • What is an EPSRC YINI?
  • Issued: 11 August 2016
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  • The answer to the next public health epidemic is in your hands
  • How can your phone predict a national health epidemic and advise of areas which may be of danger, to avoid? Vasileios Lampos at the University College London explains how user generated content may lead to breaking discoveries in public health surveillance, which could support major events like the Olympic Games.

  • The answer to the next public health epidemic is in your hands
  • Issued: 03 August 2016
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  • The Transmed Student Conference 2016
  • Holly Fleming and Catherine Lynch are students in the EPSRC and MRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging (OPTIMA CDT). They tell us about the challenges involved in organising the inaugural Transmed Student Conference in May 2016. 

  • The Transmed Student Conference 2016
  • Issued: 27 July 2016
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