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Fuelled by Air - a New Energy

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

The new batteries would be made from cheaper materials and store more...

New Microprocessor Could Extend Battery Life

A case study from the Engineering snd Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which looks at how MP3 players and 4G mobile 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.

Designed using a new...

New Engine Slashes CO2 Emissions

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) archives which looks at a new car engine, developed with EPSRC support, which boosts fuel efficiency and delivers a 15% cut in carbon emissions.

The technology, that sprays fuel straight into the cylinders without needing to mix...

Self Healing Planes

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) archives which looks at how ailing aircraft could heal themselves during flight thanks to a revolutionary new system.

The technology, that mimics the healing processes found in nature, has been developed by aerospace engineers...

Ultra Precision Surfaces

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) archives which looks at advanced engineering techniques, pioneered by EPSRC-supported research teams, which are increasing product possibilities and creating new manufacturing opportunities.

‘Ultra Precision Surfaces’ are...

New Designs for 21st Century Healthcare

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) archives which looks at how innovative equipment and vehicle design, supported by EPSRC, could help treat more 999 patients on the spot.

Healthcare professionals, called emergency care practitioners, receive special training to...

Liza Brooks

An Impact! People case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC engineering student Liza Brooks combined a passion for winter sports, design knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit to create the UK’s largest snowboard company.

True Snowboards Ltd prides itself on...

Brian Collins

An Impact! People case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Professor Brian Collins has a very varied, interesting and important role that affects all our lives.

As Chief Scientific Adviser to two Government departments – the Department for Transport and the...

SCISP Topic Book: The Electrification of British Rail

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the third of the SCISP students’ manuals.

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Gears and Gearing

This book looks at several aspects of gears and gearing:

* Chain drives

* Belt drives

* Spur gears

* Compound spur gears

* Worm gears

* Contrate and helical gears

* Cams

* Design and build problems

Gears and Gearing was one of the Science at Work...

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