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EPSRC news in brief

Issue date:
01 February 2013
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Back pain breakthrough

Lower back pain affects 80 per cent of the population at some point in their lives, costing billions to the NHS and the wider economy through sickness leave.

  • Issued date: 01 February 2013

Hot in the city

EPSRC-funded scientists at the University of Sheffield are working on a project that uses heat generated by the many steel plants located just outside the city centre to help provide a green alternative for heating the city’s homes and businesses.

  • Issued date: 01 February 2013

Tracks to the future

EPSRC-sponsored engineering students and staff at the University of Birmingham have designed a futuristic locomotive powered by hydrogen, the first of its kind in the UK.

  • Issued date: 01 February 2013

Keeping mum

An ultra-low-cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by EPSRC-sponsored engineers at Newcastle University.

  • Issued date: 01 February 2013

Smile menders

An EPSRC-sponsored team from Newcastle University, working with industrial partners, have designed a simple, cost-effective prototype device for the detection and monitoring of gum disease.

  • Issued date: 01 February 2013