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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...

Professional Standards for Teachers in England from September 2007

Produced in 2007, these professional standards were intended to help guide teachers' professional development and career choices.

The professional standards cover the following career stages:
Q – qualified teacher status
C – core standards for main scale teachers who have successfully completed...

Fortune Tellers

In this Planet Science resource, instructions are given for making a fortune teller so students can make one with their own questions and answers. Attractive templates are provided where the science topic links to a possible career. They can be used to stimulate interest among 9 to 13 year olds and suggest possible...

Knowledge and Understanding of Science: Energy

This book develops teachers' background understanding of different aspects of energy.

Within the book the sections are grouped into two main parts: sections 1-7 cover levels one to five of the National Curriculum, sections 8 and 9 cover levels six and seven of the National Curriculum. Each section includes...

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