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Revolutionary software that speeds up processing times for forensic evidence could help police crack crimes faster.

The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University and supported by EPSRC.

EPSRC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have initiated an £8m Science and Heritage programme to help protect Britain’s cultural legacy for future generations.

A sensor device, originally designed by an EPSRC-supported student to monitor the health of workers in metal foundries, could help protect and save the most fragile lives on earth.

The world’s first fully sustainable racing car, developed with EPSRC support, is paving the way for ‘green motorsport’ and showcasing cutting-edge materials technologies.

An EPSRC-funded PhD student at the University of Cambridge laid the foundations for what has become the UK’s biggest pure software company and a world leader in allowing computers to harness the full richness of human information.

Sheets of carbon just a single atom thick could herald a new generation of electronics devices thanks to research supported by EPSRC

Birmingham Eastside is an exciting redevelopment project, creating a learning and technology quarter for Birmingham. EPSRC-supported researchers are helping make this project – and others like it – more sustainable.

A new car engine, developed with EPSRC support, boosts fuel efficiency and delivers a 15 per cent cut in carbon emissions.

A new way of producing gallium nitride (GaN), developed with EPSRC support, could produce energy saving LEDs for a tenth of the current price.

More accurate global weather forecasts and a better understanding of climate change are in prospect thanks to a breakthrough by electrical engineers at Queen’s University Belfast.

Ultra Precision Surfaces’ are considered perfect at near atomic level. They are pivotal to a wide range of next generation products in areas such as healthcare, renewable power generation and display technology

Imagine watching a football match, seeing a foul and being able to immediately swap comments with friends who saw the same incident from the other side of the stadium.

MP3 players and 4Gmobile phones could be more energy efficient thanks to a versatile microprocessor developed as part of a project funded by EPSRC at the University of Edinburgh.

The UK Energy Research Centre is the focal point for UK research on sustainable energy and its work has informed key government policy.

Innovative equipment and vehicle design, supported by EPSRC, could help healthcare professionals treat more 999 patients on the spot.

Thousands of people are killed each year as a result of earthquakes. The vast majority of deaths are caused by building failure.

New technology that improves the sensitivity of MRI scans has been developed with support from EPSRC.

Fingerprinting and DNA profiling are the cornerstones of crime detection. Now new techniques, pioneered by EPSRC-supported researchers, are set to take these methods to a whole new level.

A new type of rechargeable battery that could store five to ten times more energy than current batteries is under investigation at the University of St Andrews with funding from the EPSRC.

The MAGNET project tested approaches that could be used to significantly reduce the number of gun crime incidents. -  IDEAS Factory

The Rural e-Services project is developing sustainable systems for rural co operatives in places like Madhya Pradesh, India. - IDEAS Factory

The Artificial Culture Lab aims to illuminate how behaviour becomes culturally ingrained by creating an artificial society of tiny robots. - IDEAS Factory

The C-Cycle consortium hopes to find ways to recycle carbon from waste facilities and tackle climate change. - IDEAS Factory

Mapping the telecommunications and utility supplies that flow beneath our streets could lead to more efficient services, repairs and better response in times of emergency. - IDEAS Factory

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