The rise and rise of the flying reptiles6 July 2011Pterosaurs, flying reptiles from the time of the dinosaurs, were not driven to extinction by the birds, but in fact they continued to diversify and innovate for millions of years afterwards.
Is there a link between obesity, chronic illness and bullying?6 July 2011A study exploring the prevalence of overweight and obesity in nine-year-olds and its associations with chronic illness and bullying will be presented today [Wednesday 6 July] at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care hosted by the University of Bristol's Academic Unit of Primary Health Care.
A body-centric perspective5 July 2011Dr Dominique Paul, a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, was invited to present her work on wearable electronics at the recent Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Body-Centric Wireless Communications Conference 2011.
Can you hear the shape of a graph?5 July 2011What can you deduce about an object just by listening to the sounds it produces? Visitors to this year’s Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition will be given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to researchers from the University of Bristol.
Bristol hosts major primary health care conference4 July 2011Health experts from across the world will gather in Bristol this week for the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC). The conference, which will runs from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July 2011 is hosted this year by the Academic Unit of Primary Health Care at the University of Bristol.
Young researcher wins Women in Science award1 July 2011Dr Heather Whitney, European Research Council Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences, is one of four winners in this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science.
Inspirational students honoured29 June 2011Some of Bristol’s most inspirational students have been honoured for their efforts in helping to make a difference to the lives of people in the local community and across the world. Winners of the 2011 University of Bristol Union Awards, set-up to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in fundraising, volunteering, innovation and the environment, include an array of talented students who have dedicated their time to run community and school engagement projects while also raising money for charity to help others in need.
Take a botanical trip down under29 June 2011Members of the public will have the opportunity to come on an Australian wine endeavour tour at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden next week [Wednesday 6 July].
Studying solar wind29 June 2011An international team of scientists, including Dr Chris Coath from the University of Bristol, have measured oxygen isotopes in solar wind, captured by NASA’s Genesis mission, to infer the isotopic composition of the Sun, and, by inference, the solar system as a whole.
Improving animal welfare: a practical approach27 June 2011Professor Temple Grandin gave a free public talk, as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas in association with the University’s Animal Welfare and Behaviour Research Group, last week about her work on animal handling facilities and on farm animal welfare auditing.
55 million years of climate change26 June 2011State-of-the-art climate models, as used in the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, could be giving a false sense of security in terms of upcoming abrupt change, suggests a Commentary by a University of Bristol scientist published online this week in Nature Geoscience.
Optical circuit enables new approach to quantum technologies24 June 2011An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol and the niversities of Osaka and Hokkaido, Japan, has demonstrated a fundamental building block for quantum computing that could soon be employed in a range of quantum technologies.
‘Appy’ ending for Virtual Training Suite23 June 2011The Virtual Training Suite (VTS) of 60 online subject-based tutorials to help students expand their internet research skills will continue to be developed after July 2011, thanks to an agreement between the University of Bristol and the software house TutorPro.
Science Museum hosts yarn invasion22 June 2011Members of Bristol Neuroscience will be bringing their subject - and a large quantity of wool - to the public this weekend (25-26 June) in a special event at the Science Museum in London.
New study into Guernsey’s voluntary and charitable sector22 June 2011A new University of Bristol study into Guernsey’s voluntary and charitable sector has revealed a picture of a ‘generous island’ but a need for greater partnership with the island’s government and more co-ordination of its activities.
Are cryptographic systems secure?20 June 2011A grant of over €2 million has been awarded to Professor Nigel Smart in the University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science for a new research project to show cryptographic protocols are secure.
Have a wild weekend at the Festival of Nature 18-19 June17 June 2011The Festival of Nature unleashes the city's wild side this weekend [18-19 June] when it returns to Bristol Harbourside. Visitors to the free Festival, which has just been awarded ‘Bristol Event of the Year’ in the 2011 Tourism and Hospitality Awards, will have the opportunity to explore, enjoy and get close to the natural world through a programme of talks, workshops, screenings and stalls from different exhibitors including the University of Bristol.
Assessment and learning in the digital age16 June 2011The role and future of assessment and learning in the digital age will be discussed at a free event organised by the University's Graduate School of Education tomorrow [Friday 17 June].