Composites researchers engineer new collaborative structures17 June 2015If presenting your research to a group of industry experts at the UK headquarters of a leading global aircraft manufacturer sounds daunting, think again. Researchers from ACCIS, the University’s cutting-edge centre for composites research and education, are pioneering new ways of working with industry partners to share their findings and maximise the impact of their research.
Students build the UK’s first successful lead balloon17 June 2015Engineering Design students from the University of Bristol have teamed up with Icon Films, a Bristol-based independent TV production company, to design and construct the UK’s first lead balloon for BBC One’s The One Show.
Squid inspires camouflaging smart materials15 June 2015Researchers from the University of Bristol have shown it is possible to create artificial skin that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic one of nature’s masters of camouflage, the squid.
New protocol for quantum technology unlocked1 June 2015A new protocol for estimating unknown optical processes, called unitary operations, with precision enhanced by the unique properties of quantum mechanics has been demonstrated by scientists and engineers from the University of Bristol, UK, and the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.