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Newsline update - issue 34

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:

  • Bones at risk - data-mining techniques help fight osteoporosis
  • Seabed secrets - how 3D sound is revealing hidden shipwrecks and mines
  • Focus on signals - superconductor science gives telescopes and mobiles a boost
  • Electrons in a spin - the new trick behind the iPod and Google Mail revolution

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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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