Seeing isn’t always believing: The Impossible Garden 13 July 2018 The Impossible Garden is a unique set of new experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of vision and opens to the public tomorrow [Friday 13 July] at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
- Seeing isn’t always believing: The Impossible Garden 13 July 2018 The Impossible Garden is a unique set of new experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of vision and opens to the public tomorrow [Friday 13 July] at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
- Long term use of some pesticides is killing off dung beetle populations 9 July 2018 New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has uncovered that long-term use of some pesticides to treat cattle for parasites is having a significantly detrimental effect on the dung beetle population.
- Spiders go ballooning on electric fields 6 July 2018 The aerodynamic capabilities of spiders have intrigued scientists for hundreds of years. Charles Darwin himself mused over how hundreds of the creatures managed to alight on the Beagle on a calm day out at sea and later take-off from the ship with great speeds on windless day.
- Major conference to address challenges in the marine energy sector 5 July 2018 The University of Bristol is hosting a major conference this week (5 and 6 July) to address the research and development challenges in the marine energy sector, including wave, tidal stream, tidal range and offshore wind.
- Scientists set sail for Greenland’s fjords to unravel mysteries of nutrient cycling 29 June 2018 A University of Bristol geochemist is to lead an international team of researchers to Greenland’s fjords to find out how glacial meltwaters and coastal sediments are affecting nutrient cycling in the oceans.
- Bristol brings top global academics together to discuss threat of glacier melting in the Himalayas 26 June 2018 Holding the third largest volume of freshwater on the planet and often referred to as ‘the Third Pole’, Himalayan glaciers are under threat from climate warming in the 21st century.
- Bristol researchers win EPSRC fellowship to develop AI for early disease diagnosis in calves 22 June 2018 Two researchers at the University of Bristol have been awarded a joint Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Fellowship to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence (AI) methods.
- Bristol scientists discover a new way to find mass extinction 15 June 2018 During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify because of the sudden extinctions, followed by a gap, and then the recovery of life.
- Bristol Teaching Awards recognise outstanding contributions to teaching 15 June 2018 Members of staff who have contributed to teaching, the provision of support for students and education more generally were celebrated at a ceremony on 5 June. The awards are a joint venture between Bristol Students' Union and the University.
- Clever bees can identify different flowers by patterns of scent 13 June 2018 New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London has revealed that bumblebees can tell flowers apart by patterns of scent.