4G network infrastructure could mean fewer accidents by drivers 13 January 2017 New research that suggests a pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents has won the ‘Best Paper Award’ at an international conference.
- Preparing for the "fourth industrial revolution" and a future of quantum computing 19 January 2017 Imagine in 2025 that quantum computers, while relatively expensive, are reliable, hugely powerful and able to circumvent strong encryption up to 256 bits. How should business, government and civil society prepare for such a future?
- Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care 18 January 2017 At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point’, according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find ways of working together with people who use social care services. With that goal in mind, a group of disabled people have recently carried out research in co-production with researchers at the University of Bristol.
- Artificial fingertip that ‘feels’ wins Harvard's robotics competition 18 January 2017 An open-source 3D-printed fingertip that can ‘feel’ in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won Harvard University's international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research.
- Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators 18 January 2017 Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock in massive swirling groups over wintering grounds.
- GW4 joins industry partners to develop 'first of its kind' supercomputer 17 January 2017 GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists.
- Artist joins forces with scientists to alter our perceptions 17 January 2017 This year sees the beginning of what promises to be a visually and intellectually enlightening year for world-renowned installation artist Luke Jerram and University of Bristol researchers.
- Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s than expected, finds new study 17 January 2017 In a UK study of 5,320 women, three per cent were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research, using data from the University of Bristol’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort, is published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
- New guidelines could help improve research into vascular cognitive impairment 16 January 2017 New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University of Bristol that brought together the views of over 150 researchers in 27 countries.
- University of Bristol rises to 3rd most-targeted university by employers 16 January 2017 A major new report out today [16 January] has revealed that students at the University of Bristol are among the most targeted by Britain’s top 100 employers.
- 4G network infrastructure could mean fewer accidents by drivers 13 January 2017 New research that suggests a pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents has won the ‘Best Paper Award’ at an international conference.