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The annual cost of pipe failures in the United Kingdom is estimated at £150 million

The current generation of plastics is no longer sustainable because of the oil they use and the waste they leave.

Case studies showcasing some of the exciting research projects undertaken by the Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre (IMCRC).

Prehistoric marine monsters, human tissue, aircraft wings and even fossilised crocodile dung are yielding their innermost secrets to a unique new X-ray imaging centre.

3D printing technology that can create full-scale consumer products – even in chocolate – is one step closer to commercial reality thanks to research sponsored by EPSRC.

Tiny aerial vehicles are being developed with innovative flapping wings based on those of real-life insects.

Could new sound synchronisation technology hold the key to earlier diagnosis of heart disease?

It looks like a credit card... it slips into a wallet or purse... but it could mean the difference between life and death in a medical emergency.

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

Tissue Regenix, a spin-out company specialising in human tissue regeneration products, believes its cutting-edge technology could revolutionise medicine.

A new type of blast-proof curtain is being developed to provide better protection from the effects of bomb explosions.

The unlikely combination of old human bones and the latest computer modelling techniques are being used to develop new ways of treating chronic back pain. It is the first time old bones have been used in this way.

In 1985, supported by an EPSRC grant, a team of gifted aerospace researchers from the University of Surrey formed a company, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited. It is now a world leader in its field, and has launched over 30 space missions.

New software has been developed that gives drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of the music with any pre-programmed material following their lead.

A revolutionary type of personal power pack is being developed that could help our troops when they are engaged on the battlefield.

A unique wave-generating machine that mimics the activity of real-life tsunamis with unprecedented realism has been developed and built with EPSRC funding.

Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer.

Day to day indecision could soon be a thing of the past for all of us. A prototype computer game has been developed to help improve decision-making skills in all aspects of our lives.

Research into how music conveys emotion could benefit the treatment of depression and the management of physical pain.

Engineers have developed a new type of microchip muscle stimulator implant that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralysed leg muscles.

Time-consuming manual vote-counts and ballot boxes could soon be consigned to the history books, thanks to innovative new secure voting technology.

The computer animation industry relies on a steady stream of mathematics to produce the fantastic images found on our cinema and television screens.

As oil supplies become harder and more expensive to reach, it’s essential that we maximise the yield from available reservoirs in any way possible.

Computers and networks stuffed with ever-increasing amounts of data are transforming our society, creating a digital world with its own rules and behaviours.

Rogue waves appear without warning, towering high over ships and oil rigs. Traditional mathematical models couldn’t predict the occurrence of these dangerous waves, but the latest techniques let oceanographers make accurate forecasts.

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