UK astronomers giving everyone access to a 3-D map of the Milky Way25 April 2018A UK team of astronomers working on the European Space Agency Gaia mission have contributed to a revolution in our understanding of the Milky Way with the release today of a new census of the stars in our sky, thanks, in part, to work by physicists from the University of Bristol.
Liz Lodge, 1959 – 201825 April 2018Liz Lodge, Medical Receptionist for the Students’ Health Service, has passed away at the age of 59. Louise Jones, Practice Manager, offers a remembrance.
Two Bristol teams win prizes at BrisSynBio 4-Day MBA23 April 2018Vitamica, Imophoron and Exom Biotechnologies were all awarded a share of £10,000 in prizes during the BrisSynBio Connect event, which was the finale of the 4-Day MBA to develop new synthetic biology business ideas.
Bristol researcher wins large MRC grant 20 April 2018Professor John Macleod, Joint Head of Centre for Academic Primary Care at Bristol Medical School, has received £1.5 million as part of a large grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC).
Largest-ever computer vision dataset from wearable cameras19 April 2018Computer science researchers at the University of Bristol have released EPIC-KITCHENS, a dataset filmed in 32 kitchens across four cities. The films, which include 11.5 million images, have been annotated with 40,000 action examples and half a million objects. This ground-breaking dataset will help machines to learn and advance first-person vision, enabling improvements in robotics, healthcare and augmented reality.
Jean Pickwell, 1939-201819 April 2018Jean Pickwell, Catering Assistant at Wills Hall, has passed away at the age of 79. Peter Grindon, former Catering Manager at Wills Hall, offers a remembrance.
Professional award for Security Services Officer17 April 2018Security Officer Stacey Jordan has won an award for 'Security Officer of the Year for an Outstanding Act of Courage' from the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO).
Healthy soil lifts animal weight17 April 2018Managing soil by well-designed grazing is key to an animal's growth and wellbeing shows new research linking soil health, pasture value and sustainable production.
New type of opal formed by common seaweed discovered 17 April 2018Scientists have discovered a completely new type of opal formed by a common seaweed which harnesses natural technology by self-assembling a nanostructure of oil droplets to control how light reflects from its cells to display a shimmering array of colours that until now, has only been seen in the gem stone.
New lab to create centre of innovation for virtual and augmented reality16 April 2018A landmark new facility for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will officially open its doors today [Monday 16 April]. The lab, founded by the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Watershed and Virtual Reality Developer, Opposable Group, aims to position Bristol as a centre of excellence and innovation of VR/AR at both a national and international level.
Bristol hosts inaugural Graduation celebration in Shanghai13 April 2018Over 250 recent Chinese graduates will celebrate an important milestone in their UK education at the University of Bristol’s first ever graduation celebration in Shanghai this Saturday (14 April). This follows previous degree ceremonies in Beijing in 2013, 2015 and 2017 which proved hugely successful.
Education Secretary visits Bristol for teacher training insight12 April 2018The importance of making teaching an attractive career choice and how best to tackle the challenges facing people entering the profession came under the spotlight during a visit to the University of Bristol by the Rt Hon Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education.
Dr Dahnoun has written the book on Multicore DSPs11 April 2018Digital signal processors (DSPs) are crucial to the technology we use every day. Smartphones, digital TVs and biometric fitness trackers all use DSPs to synthesise high volumes of data. Dr Naim Dahnoun’s new book teaches readers how to apply this exciting technology.
Having one eye better than the other may explain ants' left bias11 April 2018Unlike Derek Zoolander, ants don't have any difficulty turning left. New research from the University of Bristol has now found rock ants often have one eye slightly better than the other, which could help explain why most of them prefer to turn left, given the choice.