Bristol volcanologist awarded prestigious Royal Medal19 July 2018One of the world’s leading authorities on volcanology and risk associated with natural hazards, Sir Stephen Sparks, Professor of Geology at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a Royal Medal from The Royal Society.
Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms18 June 2018Researchers at the University of Bristol are to quantify and compare farm animal medicine use within and across UK beef operations. The project aims to help demonstrate and communicate the gains made to consumers, processors, retailers and policy makers.
French Ambassador visits the South West Nuclear Hub1 June 2018The French Ambassador to the UK, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, visited the South West Nuclear Hub recently for the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between the University of Bristol and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (Arts et Métiers).
500-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa mystery unveiled by engineers15 May 2018Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a research group of 16 engineers has investigated, including a leading expert in earthquake engineering and soil-structure interaction from the University of Bristol.
Cabot Institute Innovation Fund 2018 – apply now!14 May 2018We are delighted to announce the annual call for proposals to the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund. A total of ~£30k is available to share between projects under this call. This will be distributed between the highest-ranked projects.
Special issue on how oceans are changing 9 May 2018The seas adjacent to the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) are biologically highly productive, but are strongly climatically sensitive, having experienced some of the fastest warming globally in recent decades. Dr Kate Hendry (University of Bristol, Cabot Institute) is lead editor of a special issue which addresses some of the most important and pressing questions surrounding marine system variability in this region.
500-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa mystery unveiled by engineers9 May 2018Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a research group of 16 engineers has investigated, including a leading expert in earthquake engineering and soil-structure interaction from the University of Bristol.
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.
Even a warming of 2°C will have a significant impact 10 April 2018Dr Dann Mitchel (Cabot Institute, University of Bristol) has been quoted widely across global media on reports around International efforts focused on halting climate warming at only two levels compared with the pre-industrial revolution, but even at this level, researchers expect the world to witness major changes from rising sea levels and degradation of biodiversity.
Immersive city festival brings research to life6 April 2018Fly a drone, experience night time at a refugee camp and watch a robot race — just some of the exciting activities that members of the public can experience during Research without Borders, the University of Bristol’s free public festival of postgraduate research, which includes a day-long showcase at Colston Hall on 9 May.
Computer game encourages people to be more risk-aware27 March 2018How do you encourage people in the midst of an emergency to stay calm and prioritise their safety over their possessions? University of Bristol researchers have devised a game which they believe could help, by encouraging players to be more risk-aware.
Rolls-Royce links up to explore potential of very high energy storage technology20 March 2018A possible alternative to traditional batteries has moved a step closer following this week's announcement [Monday 19 March] that Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Superdielectrics Ltd, in partnership with the Universities of Bristol and Surrey, to explore the potential of using polymers to create next generation high energy storage technology.
Nanocrystalline graphite enables new class of harsh environment electronics20 March 2018Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton, in collaboration with Microsemi, have demonstrated reliable operation of microelectromechanical relays by coating the contacts with nanocrystalline layers of graphite, to enable ultra-low-power electronics for harsh environments.
Lighting up Wills for World Water Day 201820 March 2018To raise awareness of water security for all, we are marking this year's World Water Day by promoting our water-based research and initiatives to manage water across our campus, as well as lighting up Wills Memorial Building to promote this issue throughout Bristol [22 March 2018].
Bristol wins global Smart City Award8 March 2018Bristol beat off stiff competition from Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Singapore and Yinchuan to win the Smart City Award (Judges' Choice) at the GSMA's 2018 Global Mobile Awards (The GLOMOs). The award provides global recognition on how Bristol has raised the bar on defining the 'smart city' of the future.