#Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This stunning photo shows a single atom trapped by electric fields

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This remarkable photo shows a single atom trapped by electric fields. The image was shot by David Nadlinger, at the University of Oxford. The photograph was taken through a window of the ultra-high vacuum chamber that houses an ion trap. In the centre of the picture, a small...

New robots to help firefighters identify surroundings in smoke-filled buildings

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King’s College London and Sheffield Hallam University, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have created a mobile robot that has tactile sensors and “reins” for a firefighter to hold onto from behind when entering “blind” conditions during a fire.  

Super powerful electron microscope unveiled

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The EPSRC has unveiled a world-leading SuperSTEM microscope that can see single atoms and will help scientists push boundaries in advanced materials, healthcare and power generation.