Case Studies from 2011: Technology and Engineering
A set of case studies which highlight some of the research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2011.
3D printing technology that can create full-scale consumer products, even in chocolate, is one step closer to commercial reality.
Tiny flying machines will revolutionise surveillance work
Tiny aerial vehicles are being developed with innovative flapping wings based on those of real-life insects.
Expanding blast-proof curtain will reduce impact of bomb explosions
A new type of blast-proof curtain is being developed to provide better protection from the effects of bomb explosions.
Sky’s the limit for UK satellite company
In 1985 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.
Lightening the load for British soldiers with solar power systems
A revolutionary type of personal solar power pack is being developed that could help our troops when they are engaged on the battlefield.
Tsunami generator will help protect against future catastrophe
A unique wave-generating machine that mimics the activity of real-life tsunamis with unprecedented realism has been developed and built with EPSRC funding.
Compostable plastics have a sweet ending
Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based biodegradeable polymer.
EPSRC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.
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