Engineering with lime27 November 2002Lime mortar has been used in building construction for thousands of years. But despite this long history, little is understood about how it behaves.
Down on the farm27 November 2002Animal welfare can be improved if we better understand the needs of domestic animals. By studying their behaviour and obtaining information from the animals' point of view.
The phenomenon of fluorescence15 November 2002Although Krupa Pattni, a biochemistry PhD student, and Sophie Pearn, a biology PhD student, study in different departments, their research is linked by the fascinating phenomenon of fluorescence.
Surfing the web with Phileas Fogg5 November 2002Tim Unwin, Professor of French, gave his inaugural lecture on travel, technology and knowledge. This extract plots a course between two areas he has toured extensively: the novels of Jules Verne and the Internet.
Fighting violence5 November 2002Academic lawyers, it is often assumed, spend all their time in law libraries poring over the complex detail of Law Reports and Statutes. There is, however, much more to the work of many legal scholars, argues Lois Bibbings, a lecturer at the University's School of Law.
Breaking through the barriers of Autism5 November 2002Professor Alec Webster, Dr Anthony Feiler and Valerie Webster outline some shifts in thinking about autism and highlight their remarkable results.
Smuggling in Tudor Bristol5 November 2002Thanks to the work of economic historian Dr Evan Jones, the way we think about 16th-century smuggling may have to change.
Easing the pain4 November 2002Hyperalgesia is particularly difficult to manage but Professor David Wynick has identified certain genes that could be drug candidates for treating this disabling condition.
How do I look?4 November 2002The Department of Experimental Psychology are interested in the processes that underlie looking, with a view to contributing to the design of better machines.