The UK's top science stories (Newsline update -- issue 36)
EPSRC Press ReleaseNewsline is the free quarterly publication from EPSRC (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). Here are some of the stories in this latest edition:
- Marbles, Flows and Salmon – Marbles give clue to saving salmon
- The Predictors – How will bird flu spread? Models help plan response
- Targeting Trauma – Ambulance research takes load off paramedics
- Desert Swarm - Locusts: Maths key to predicting devastating swarms
Newsline 36 also features an Emergency! special report on research into predicting, preparing for and dealing with disaster situations.
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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. Web site address for more information on EPSRC: www.epsrc.ac.uk/
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