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Newsline update - issue 27

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Newsline is the free quarterly publication from EPSRC (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Here are some of the stories in this latest edition:

Heart of the Scatter
The new technique that's helping scientists zoom-in on viruses and proteins

Bump, Click, Every Trip
Stopping car using mums-to-be from putting their unborn babies at risk

Holding On
How studying hooks in nature could lead to 3D Velcro and better animal tagging

Living with Catastrophe
Predicting solar flares and the risk of earthquakes, teaching computer systems to survive

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. The EPSRC invests more than £500 million a year in research and postgraduate training, to help the nation handle the next generation of technological change. The areas covered range from information technology to structural engineering, and mathematics to materials science. This research forms the basis for future economic development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC also actively promotes public awareness of science and engineering. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research Councils work collectively on issues of common concern via Research Councils UK. Website address for more information on EPSRC:

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