‘Yo’ - Dress/Sense winning team announced
4 December 2014A support system to aid cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been announced as the winning entry in the Dress/Sense technology competition run by the University of Bristol’s SPHERE project.
Multi-million grant will introduce driverless cars to UK roads4 December 2014The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the Autumn Statement yesterday [Wednesday 3 December] that Bristol will be one of three cities to explore the feasibility of driverless cars in the UK, by trialling autonomous vehicles in the Bristol area.
Bristol research wins Science of Risk prize3 December 2014A research paper published earlier this year in Nature Communications has been awarded a Science of Risk prize by Lloyd’s at a ceremony last week [27 November].
See it, touch it, feel it2 December 2014Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in entertainment, rehabilitation and even surgical training. New research, using ultrasound, has developed a virtual 3D haptic shape that can be seen and felt.
New research could transform high speed optical networks1 December 2014There is an ever growing demand for high speed internet communication systems. New research has shown optical switching technology built on nanoantenna reflectarrays and tunable materials could transform high speed optical networks.
Unconscious stereotypes revealed at Libra lecture1 December 2014Two University of Bristol academics will discuss how stereotyping really works, whether we always know when we are being prejudiced and how we can become more aware of our subconscious biases at the annual Libra Lecture this Thursday 4 December.
University "ice pigging" spin-out acquired by Aqualogy
1 December 2014A Bristol-based company that uses innovative technology for cleaning the inside of pipes has today [Monday 1 December] been acquired by water management specialists, Aqualogy Environment Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Bristol alumna to be next UUK President1 December 2014Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent and an alumna of the University of Bristol (BSc 1972, Hon DSc 2002), has been elected the next president of Universities UK.
Bristol scientist presents coral reef research at TEDx Brussels1 December 2014University of Bristol scientist, Dr Laura Robinson is one of five European Research Council (ERC) grantees who have been invited to speak at TEDx Brussels today [1 December]. She will talk about how the ocean's environment is changing and give clues as to what might happen in the future.
The Holmes and D-Day: a historic role remembered27 November 2014The role of The Holmes as a headquarters for senior US Army officers planning the Normandy landings was celebrated at a reception earlier this month as part of the 70th anniversary commemoration of D-Day.
Excavating WWI practice trenches in Cumbria27 November 2014Excavations and surveys of the First World War practice trenches on Walney Island on the western coast of Cumbria have been carried out by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.
Multi-million pound fund to boost UK university spin-outs and research26 November 2014Research from universities across the South of England could be commercialised and turned into successful business faster than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound project announced today [November 26] by Minster for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP.
PhD student named as NMI Young Engineer of the Year26 November 2014A PhD student from the University of Bristol has been awarded the Young Engineer of the Year award 2014 by the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the UK electronics industry association.
Neil Burnie MRCVS, 1954-201426 November 2014Bristol alumnus Neil Burnie (BVSc 1977), an internationally renowned vet and founder of the Bermuda Shark Project, died earlier this month in a tragic marine accident. His friend Robin Revell pays tribute to ‘the most unusual of veterinary surgeons’.
Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’26 November 2014The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.
Lend your help to a quest for justice in Peru24 November 2014A University of Bristol project which aims to connect the voices of people affected by forced sterilisations in Peru with listeners around the world has launched a crowd-funding campaign, with its partner Chaka Studio, to raise the £20,000 needed to develop and expand its work.
First-of-its-kind study compares how bat and human cells respond to viruses24 November 2014Why are viruses such as Ebola so dangerous to humans yet do not appear to harm the bats which transmit them? A team of scientists from the University of Bristol, UK and CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL) have used cutting edge techniques to comprehensively compare the response of bat and human cells to a highly dangerous bat virus.
New drug could protect the heart from damage following heart attack21 November 2014The deadliest form of heart attack is frequent with around 250,000 in the USA and about 60,000 in the UK per year. A collaborative team of researchers have been awarded £1 million to accelerate the development of a new drug able to protect the heart from these attacks in the latest round of Biomedical Catalyst funding announced yesterday [Thursday 20 November] by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
‘Midwich Experiment’ to teach students about the brain in brand new format21 November 2014A classic British film about teenagers who can read and control minds is the inspiration for ‘The Midwich Experiment’, an immersive theatre experience designed to teach secondary school students about the brain and cognitive enhancement, funded by a £30,000 Wellcome Trust People Award.
Bringing Africa to Bristol19 November 2014This week, Bristol will play host to one of the largest annual gatherings of experts in African archaeology.
Discussing the future of global security19 November 2014Academics and staff from the diplomatic, defence and development sectors will come together in Bristol this week to discuss current global security issues.
Defect detection system wins top prize14 November 2014A system which enables automated detection of defects across a range of structures emerged as the winner of the 2014 New Enterprise Competition – the University of Bristol’s answer to Dragon’s Den.