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.
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.
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.