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Sound is so much more than just a scientific phenomenon. Fundamentally shaping the way we interact with our world and with each other, it can be a source of both joy and despair.

The search is on for a new generation of scientists, a new breed of experts with the skills to turn 21st century visions of nuclear energy into a reality.

Ever since their discovery, bacteria have held both scientific and creative minds in their thrall; nor are the public immune to an obsession with these microscopic yet high-profile life-forms.

When a limb is lost, the mind often develops a phantom sensation.

At some time in our lives, many of us will fall victim to crime. For some people, awareness of this potential vulnerability can seriously undermine their quality of life.

Big things can happen at the smallest scale.

Biology – the science of life itself. Engineering – the application of science to practical ends.

Quantum mechanics is an extraordinary branch of science. It’s a field where the boundary between fantasy and reality can start to blur.

As holiday makers, business travellers and an astounding volume and variety of goods pour in and out of countries all over the world, the potential terrorist threat facing ports, airports and other entry points has never been greater.

Imagine a cheap, reliable mobile phone you could fold into your back pocket, a TV that just rolled up for storage or electronic paper.

In built-up urban areas, pedestrians could reduce the amount of traffic pollution they breathe in simply by crossing the street.

Professor Brian Collins has a very varied, interesting and important role that affects all our lives.

An affordable cooking stove that generates electricity could transform lives in the world’s poorest communities.

EPSRC engineering student Liza Brooks combined a passion for winter sports, design knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to create the UK’s largest snowboard company.

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy is using his passion for the subject to inspire a new generation of genius.

By pioneering innovative technology, Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer is helping the world tackle climate change.

A new nano-scale screening device named the ‘i-Screen’ has 100 times more accuracy than current tests for prostate cancer.

Professor Sir John Pendry is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and his revolutionary work on materials has opened the doors to a world of new possibilities.

An innovative suspension-system component that is boosting the performance of Formula 1 cars could improve comfort and safety in road cars, motorbikes and trains.

My impact will be not to have an impact, says leading digital economy researcher Professor Tom Rodden.

As head of research and development for one of the biggest brands in sport, Tom Waller will influence everything from Olympic finals to family beach holidays.

Air passengers could enjoy more timely flights thanks to new planning technology developed by researchers at Strathclyde University and funded by EPSRC.

Pioneering engineers at De Montfort University have created an intelligent heating device that learns householders’ energy habits and could lead to home energy savings of up to 20% – without compromising comfort.

A new, carbon-negative cement is heading for manufacturing reality thanks to Novacem, a spin-out company from Imperial College London.

A new training centre will provide the skills to sustain the UK’s rapidly expanding wind energy industry and help us hit renewable power targets.

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