Environmental engineering innovations to blow your mind in 2018 15 January 2018 Bristol has a proud history of engineering innovations, from Brunel’s iconic suspension bridge to the technology behind mobile phones in the 70s. 2018 is the Year of Engineering – a national campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.
- University of Bristol, Altran and Moltex Energy awarded Innovate UK funding to design wireless nuclear control system 15 January 2018 Altran has announced that it is leading a consortium of Moltex Energy and the University of Bristol to deliver the ICON research project, which will explore the feasibility of designing a nuclear control system using wireless technology.
- Environmental engineering innovations to blow your mind in 2018 15 January 2018 Bristol has a proud history of engineering innovations, from Brunel’s iconic suspension bridge to the technology behind mobile phones in the 70s. 2018 is the Year of Engineering – a national campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.
- Cabot Institute members join new team for NERC Changing Arctic Ocean Programme 11 January 2018 The NERC Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) programme has launched a new website to showcase its work and to increase international collaboration and engagement with stakeholders and the public. The 5-year programme (2017-2022) is funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate the effects of climate change on the marine biology, ecosystems and biogeochemistry of the Arctic Ocean.
- Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago 10 January 2018 One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres.
- Knighthood for Cabot Institute Fellow in New Year Honours list 30 December 2017 Cabot Institute Fellow Professor Stephen Sparks FRS CBE has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
- Scientists simulate the climate of Game of Thrones 20 December 2017 Winter is coming…..as anyone who watches the hit TV series, Game of Thrones, knows. Some even have their own theories for what causes the strange extended seasons in that world of dragons, kings, queens, and magic. But scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff, and Southampton have gone one stage further, by using a Climate Model to simulate and explore the climate of the world of Game of Thrones.
- Bees use invisible heat patterns to choose flowers 13 December 2017 A new study, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, has found that a wide range of flowers produce not just signals that we can see and smell, but also ones that are invisible such as heat.
- Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes 13 December 2017 Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.
- Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production 11 December 2017 Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of cellular protein engineering and biofuel production.
- Major project to tackle crop disease in Africa starts with conference of world-class researchers 8 December 2017 A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year.