What happens in your garden at twilight?31 August 2016Why do some flowers, such as evening primrose, shimmer at dusk while others close at night and why are some flowers brightly coloured and release scents during the day while others are pale and only reveal their perfume in the evening? A Festival this weekend will answer these questions together with explaining how bees, butterflies, moths, bats and birds are vital for people and the planet.
Wind energy expert appointed visiting professor24 August 2016A world-leading expert in wind turbine design and analysis has been appointed a Visiting Industrial Professor at the University of Bristol within the Department of Aerospace Engineering. This will involve working with staff across the Faculty of Engineering and the Cabot Institute’s Low Carbon Energy Research Group.
Bristol team’s mission to improve engineering education24 August 2016A team of Engineering Design graduates from the University of Bristol has been awarded £20,000 and free business mentoring to launch their educational product that could increase student access to previously expensive manufacturing machines.
Unravelling the biology of parkinsonism19 August 2016Scientists have taken another step towards understanding the causes of parkinsonism by identifying what's happening at a cellular level to potentially help develop future treatments.
Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD19 August 2016New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life.
Unearthed: the cannibal sharks of a forgotten age11 August 2016Scientists have discovered macabre fossil evidence suggesting that 300 million-year-old sharks ate their own young, as fossil faeces of adult Orthacanthus sharks contained the tiny teeth of juveniles.
On the cusp of quantum supremacy4 August 2016The first step on a new path to quantum supremacy has been proposed by a mathematician from the University of Bristol.
Massive MIMO, massive win for Bristol student at NI Engineering Impact Awards3 August 2016A postgraduate student from the University of Bristol is the joint recipient of five separate awards in recognition of their world record achievement in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency using Massive MIMO. The announcement was made at the 22nd annual NIWeek conference in Austin, Texas, USA, at the National Instruments (NI) Engineering Impact Awards ceremony last night.