Cabot Institute Innovation Fund 2021: winning projects announced 27 September 2021 Winners of the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund for 2021 have been announced. The funds are aimed at supporting bold, ambitious and impactful ideas that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The fund enables the Cabot Institute to support new interdisciplinary connections and establish new research areas, providing a strong foundation for further funding opportunities.
- Cabot Institute Innovation Fund 2021: winning projects announced 27 September 2021 Winners of the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund for 2021 have been announced. The funds are aimed at supporting bold, ambitious and impactful ideas that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The fund enables the Cabot Institute to support new interdisciplinary connections and establish new research areas, providing a strong foundation for further funding opportunities.
- Feeling a spark: flowers release their perfume in response to electricity of a bee's touch 21 September 2021 New research has found that the electrical charge created by visiting bumblebees stimulates some flowers to release more of their sweet-smelling scent. This is the first time a plant has been shown to use the presence of pollinators as a cue to emit more of its attractive perfume - increasing its chances of being visited.
- Bristol water risk intelligence provider receives funding boosting 9 September 2021 Backing from global risk assessment firm Moody’s will grow University of Bristol spin-out company Fathom’s presence in global markets across multiple sectors including (re)insurance, risk management, financial services, engineering and disaster response.
- Bristol start-up slashing cost of wind turbine maintenance raises £1.6m 8 September 2021 A Bristol robotics company slashing the cost of maintaining wind turbines is flying high after securing £1.6 million in its latest funding round.
- Bristol’s most promising scientists awarded £4.5M UK Government funding to bring pioneering ideas to market 8 September 2021 Promising future science and research leaders at the University of Bristol will benefit from a £4.5 million cash boost to convert their innovative ideas to transformational products and services, the Science Minister Amanda Solloway announced today.
- Surroundings affect rhythm of an individual’s walk, according to new study 6 September 2021 Stepping patterns become slower and more variable if a person is uncomfortable with their surroundings, researchers have found.
- Exposure to air pollution linked with increased mental health service-use, new study finds 27 August 2021 Exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with increased mental health service-use among people recently diagnosed with psychotic and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, a study on data from over 13,000 people has found.
- Plants evolved ability to actively control water-loss earlier than previously thought 26 August 2021 New research has shed light on when plants first evolved the ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them, and was probably a feature of a common ancestor of both flowering plants and ferns.
- Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice sheet, new study finds 20 August 2021 A new study predicts that any sea level rise in the world’s most southern continent will be countered by an increase in snowfall, associated with a warmer Polar atmosphere. Using modern methods to calculate projected changes to sea levels, researchers discovered that the two ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica respond differently, reflecting their very distinct local climates.
- Understanding enzyme evolution paves the way for green chemistry 19 August 2021 Researchers at the University of Bristol have shown how laboratory evolution can give rise to highly efficient enzymes for new-to-nature reactions, opening the door for novel and more environmentally friendly ways to make drugs and other chemicals.