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Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research 26 September 2014 A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft.
  • To boldly go: what is the point of space exploration? 30 September 2014 The UK’s space activities employs over 100,000 people and contributes nearly £10 billion to the economy but why bother with space exploration? This question will be debated by a panel including an aerospace engineering PhD student from the University of Bristol as part of the Battle of Ideas 2014 to be held in London next month [18 and 19 October].
  • Botanic Garden signs Kyoto partnership 29 September 2014 The University’s Botanic Garden hosted plant science researchers from Kyoto University last week, as part of a Life Sciences workshop supported by the Bristol-Kyoto Partnership.
  • Have fun with technology and it’s free 29 September 2014 From hacking hardware to programming software, students from the University of Bristol’s Merchant Venturers School of Engineering will be on hand to show young people how to have more fun with technology at a DigiMakers event this Saturday, 4 October.
  • New rowing facility opened by Olympic medallist 29 September 2014 The newly completed £1.2 million boathouse facility for the University of Bristol was officially opened this Saturday [27 September].
  • Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research 26 September 2014 A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft.
  • University to host new Hub for nuclear energy research and education 26 September 2014 The University of Bristol will host a new Hub for nuclear energy research and education in the south of the UK thanks to catalyst funding of £2.43 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), alongside the University’s own investment of over £5.3 million.
  • Bristol scientists advise on new Royal Society journal 25 September 2014 Three Bristol academics are serving on the editorial boards of a new, groundbreaking journal published by the Royal Society.
  • Funding boost for research at GW4 institutions 25 September 2014 Research projects across the South West and Wales, including Bristol, were given a boost this week, with the announcement of the latest round of funding from the GW4 Alliance.
  • Bristol Physics student triumphs at the Undergraduate Awards 25 September 2014 Flurin Eisner, a student in the School of Physics, has won in the Mathematics and Physics category of the international Undergraduate Awards.
  • University's first female doctor given place in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 25 September 2014 Elizabeth Casson (1881–1954), the first female doctor of medicine to graduate from the University of Bristol and a pioneer of occupational therapy, has been given a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the twenty-first century.

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