SPHERE health monitoring project launches23 December 2013An innovative new health project which could help save lives by detecting and preventing medical conditions in the home was officially launched last week at the University of Bristol.
Accelerating world-class natural science research19 December 2013Awards totalling £60,000 have been made in the Schools of Geographical and Earth Sciences to accelerate the impact of research. These grants were funded through the University’s NERC-funded Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).
Professor Steeds receives Gjønnes Medal19 December 2013Professor John Steeds in the School of Physics has been selected, together with Professor Michiyoshi Tanaka at Tohoku University in Japan, to receive the 2014 Gjønnes Medal.
Creating the next generation of engineers and scientists22 November 2013The University of Bristol has been successful in receiving funding for seven Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) following the announcement of the UK’s largest investment in postgraduate training in engineering and physical sciences.
Great George tolls to celebrate life of Mandela13 December 2013Great George, the University of Bristol’s famous bell, will ring out across the city this Sunday to mark the life and death of Nelson Mandela, the first black President of South Africa.
Researcher named as a Business Leader of Tomorrow16 December 2013Dr Orla Kelly, a Design Engineer at East Sussex-based company Photek, has won a prestigious award at this year's Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Awards for her work designing novel ion optics for velocity map imaging (VMI) spectrometers used in physical chemistry and laser physics experiments.
Life-size model of the Bristol Dinosaur unveiled13 December 2013A full-size replica of Bristol's very own dinosaur Thecodontosaurus was unveiled at the University of Bristol's Wills Memorial Building today [Friday 13 December] where it will go on permanent display to the public.
Lack of monitoring impairs bat conservation research12 December 2013Millions of pounds are being spent to protect bats from disturbance by building development and renovations, however a lack of follow-up monitoring makes it difficult to tell whether conservation efforts are effective.
AHRC funds research into Thatcher’s pension reforms12 December 2013The Arts and Humanities Research Council will fund a £700,000 project at the University of Bristol that will research a key moment in the historical development of Britain’s system of providing retirement income and in the development of its twenty-first century pensions crisis: the pension reforms pushed through by the Thatcher governments in the 1980s.
No need to feel left out if there’s a robot about11 December 2013Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is joining other leading research institutions in a new project looking at how remotely operated robots could enable people to take part in public spaces – without actually being there.
Celebrating 100 years of world-class health research17 June 2013A pop-up festival of medical science, discussing everything from smoking to how the human memory works, is being held to celebrate 100 years of world-class health research. Academics from the University of Bristol will be sharing their latest work and inviting the public to debate topical health issues at M Shed on Thursday [20 June] to mark the centenary of the Medical Research Council (MRC), which funds three centres and over 70 projects in the city.
Bristol’s School of Chemistry scoops five RSC awards29 April 2013Four academics in Bristol’s School of Chemistry have received individual prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and a project involving academics from the Schools of Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Biochemistry has picked up a fifth award for 'world-leading collaborative research'.
Female scientists campaign for change in gender inequality in science28 June 2013London’s Southbank will be transformed into a hub of scientific learning and discussion next Friday [5 July] as some of the UK’s leading female scientists take to their soapboxes to showcase science to the general public at an event co-founded by a University of Bristol researcher.
How the pictures learnt to walk11 February 2013A digital touch-table that brings the experience of pre-cinema and early filmmaking back to cinema audiences and museum visitors has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, working in partnership with Aerian Studios.
University opens its doors for city-wide event11 September 2013Ever wondered what the city of Bristol looks like from the top of its highest landmark? The unrivalled view from the top of the Wills Memorial Building tower is just one of the unique sights which visitors are invited to experience as part of the University of Bristol’s contribution to the popular Doors Open Day event this weekend.
New book explores the figure of the singer3 July 2013Why did poets continue to call themselves singers, and their poems songs, long after the formal link between poetry and music had been severed? This question is explored in a new book, The Figure of the Singer, by Danny Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol.
Archerfish get an eye test21 March 2013A modified version of an eye test used to assess visual acuity in the military has been given to archerfish by scientists to help explain how these remarkable fish are able to accurately spit down tiny insects high above the water’s surface.
Engineering student wins Ian Marshall’s Award10 December 2013Rainer Groh, a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), has been awarded the Ian Marshall’s Award for Best Student Paper at the 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17).
Hidden wildlife uncovered in the heart of Bristol6 December 2013Ever considered bird watching in the centre of Bristol? Or wondered which animals make their home in the city? A final year University of Bristol student has created a short film which shows the types of wildlife that can be found in British cities.