Ask bigger questions – the impact of Big Data analytics11 November 2014What is the impact of Big Data analytics on the way people do business and its advance across public and private sectors? This question will be explored by the co-founder of Cloudera, an American-based software company, at a free University of Bristol public lecture tomorrow.
Mike Chaplin, 1948-201411 November 2014Mike Chaplin, a former Senior Porter in the Computer Centre, died recently. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers an appreciation.
Professor Louis Solomon, 1928-201410 November 2014Louis Solomon, former Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, died in August. Emeritus Professor Ian Learmonth and Professor Ashley Blom offer a tribute.
That’s cracking - University launches first MOOC 7 November 2014The University of Bristol’s first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), Cracking Mechanics - Further Maths for Engineers, will be launched next week [Monday 10 November]. The free six week course is aimed at anyone, particularly sixth formers, who is interested in a career in engineering, maths or physical science.
Students challenged to harness tidal energy of Bristol Channel5 November 2014Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson yesterday [Tuesday 4 November] met with final year engineering students at the University of Bristol to launch the Bristol 2015 Marine Energy Accelerator Programme (MEAP) - a year-long programme of events and other initiatives, co-funded by Bristol City Council and Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.
NASA scientist to discuss the limitations of human vision4 November 2014How do people view the visual world, what are the limitations of human vision and what are the implications of these for technology development? These questions will be explored by NASA’s Senior Scientist for Vision Research at a free University of Bristol public lecture next week.
Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate 3 November 2014Heinrich events, in which large masses of icebergs rapidly broke free from ice sheets during the last ice age, are thought to have influenced global climate by interrupting ocean circulation patterns with a large influx of freshwater. However, new research from the University of Bristol suggests the variations in the height of the ice sheet that happen in these events might also influence global climate.
Modern technology restores ancient dinosaur fossil 3 November 2014A rare dinosaur fossil has been restored by an international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephan Lautenschlager from the University of Bristol, using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and digital visualisation techniques. The work is described this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.