‘Ground-breaking’ great ape activity device revealed at Bristol Zoo Gardens 14 November 2018 A team of scientists from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoological Society have collaborated to develop a ‘ground-breaking’ new animal enrichment activity for the gorillas at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
- Resonant mechanism discovery could inspire ultra-thin acoustic absorbers 14 November 2018 New research led by academics at the University of Bristol has discovered that the scales on moth wings vibrate and can absorb the sound frequencies used by bats for echolocation (biological sonar). The finding could help researchers develop bioinspired thin and lightweight resonant sound absorbers.
- ‘Ground-breaking’ great ape activity device revealed at Bristol Zoo Gardens 14 November 2018 A team of scientists from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoological Society have collaborated to develop a ‘ground-breaking’ new animal enrichment activity for the gorillas at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
- Misunderstood flying fox could prove bat species demise, warn scientists 12 November 2018 A large fruit-eating bat native to Mauritius is the subject of controversy over the announcement of a major cull to protect the Indian island's fruit crops, despite a lack of evidence as to the extent of damage directly attributed to the endangered species. An international team of researchers, including the University of Bristol, that monitored the damage directly caused by the Mauritian flying fox to commercial fruit has found the bat is responsible for only some, and could be managed effectively without the need to cull. The study is published in the journal Oryx.
- Moths survive bat predation through acoustic camouflage fur 8 November 2018 Moths are a mainstay food source for bats, which use echolocation (biological sonar) to hunt their prey. Scientists from the University of Bristol are studying how moths have evolved passive defences over millions of years to resist their primary predators.
- University schools win Athena SWAN Awards 2 November 2018 Three of the University’s schools have successfully gained Athena SWAN Awards – including the first non-STEMM subject award at Bristol.
- Bristol to join forces with one of the world’s most prestigious research societies New Max Planck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology announced 2 November 2018 The University of Bristol partners with the Max Planck Society in Germany to establish an innovative new Max Planck Centre for Minimal Biology in Bristol. The Centre will pursue game-changing research in the emerging field of minimal biology to address some of the most complex challenges in fundamental science. This could lead to transformative applications in biotechnology and medicine.
- University of Bristol academics announced as Fellows of The Alan Turing Institute 2 November 2018 Thirty academics from engineering, health sciences, mathematics, veterinary science, geographical sciences, computer science, arts and other disciplines join the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.
- Business Minister visits Bristol BioDesign Institute and Unit DX 29 October 2018 The Rt Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), visited the University’s Bristol BioDesign Institute today, along with a visit to science incubator, Unit DX [25 Oct].
- Location of large ‘mystery’ source of banned ozone depleting substance uncovered 29 October 2018 Researchers from the University of Bristol have found significant ongoing emissions of a potent ozone-depleting substance from eastern China.
- Antarctic Ocean CO2 helped end the ice age 25 October 2018 A team of scientists has shown that rapid CO2 release from the ocean around Antarctica helped end the last ice age.