Nanoantenna arrays power a new generation of fluorescence-based sensors16 October 2017Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Bedfordshire, in collaboration with multinational company ABB, have designed and tested a series of plasmonic nanoantenna arrays that could lead to the development of a new generation of ultrasensitive and low-cost fluorescence sensors that could be used to monitor water quality.
The science of seeing differently16 October 2017The truths about the brain and its perceptions will be explored by neuroscientist and founder of Lab of Misfits Studio at a free University of Bristol public lecture next month.
University spin-outs announced as winners of major venture capital initiative 16 October 2017Two University of Bristol spin-out companies, Zeetta Networks and KETS Quantum Security, have been announced as winners of a major venture capital initiative led by BT, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook, which will provide them with access to investors with funds totalling £125 million.
University of Bristol secures funding to grow small businesses13 October 2017The University of Bristol is one of five universities in the south of England to receive a share of £5 million from the government for a project to tackle the challenge of scaling-up small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and grow.
Rainfall trends in arid regions buck commonly held climate change theories 12 October 2017The recent intense hurricanes in the Atlantic have sharply focused attention on how climate change can exacerbate extreme weather events. Scientific research suggests that global warming causes heavier rainfall because a hotter atmosphere can hold more moisture and warmer oceans evaporate faster feeding the atmosphere with more moisture.
Be inspired by Bristol’s digital innovators and pioneers11 October 2017From a harp replica of the Clifton Suspension Bridge to a dress made from 4,400 lights, the University of Bristol is presenting a series of events during Digital Bristol Week which promises to entertain, inspire and enlighten.
Little growth observed in India's methane emissions10 October 2017Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognised that reduction of methane emissions are a means toward mitigating global warming.
Care after miscarriage needs ‘standardised approach’, report reveals10 October 2017The standard of care for mothers experiencing the end of a pregnancy varies widely, with more to be done to replicate good practice found in some NHS Trusts and hospitals, according to a new study led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham.
Recent visit strengthens Bristol’s bonds with China9 October 2017Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor & President and Dr Erik Lithander, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) were joined by senior University of Bristol academics on a recent visit to China to strengthen education partnerships and showcase the University to prospective students.
Strengthening UK-Italian research ties 9 October 2017A delegation representing UK research in quantum technologies headed out to Capri last week for a bilateral high level research meeting with Italian counterparts.
New Athena SWAN awards for Bristol6 October 2017Two of the University’s schools have successfully gained Athena SWAN Awards and the University as a whole has successfully renewed its Athena SWAN Bronze Award for the third time.
Bristol University of Witchcraft and Wizardry6 October 2017Bristolians still waiting in hope of a letter-bearing owl are in luck, as this Saturday [7 October] the University of Bristol will host an open day of magical proportions in the Wills Memorial Building.
Cooling treatment reduces epilepsy in children3 October 2017Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxia) can reduce the number of children who develop epilepsy later in childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Epilepsia.
Bristol scientists pinpoint the singularity for quantum computers3 October 2017Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that super-powerful quantum computers, which scientists and engineers across the world are racing to build, need to be even more powerful than previously thought before they can beat today’s ordinary PCs.
Bristol student makes it to the final of BBC TV show ‘Astronauts’28 September 2017A Bristol PhD student has made it to the final of a TV programme to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. The final episode of the programme, called Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? will air on BBC Two on Sunday [1st October] at 8pm.
Efficient and sustainable science is rewarded at the Green Impact Lab Awards28 September 2017Sustainability in our science research was celebrated at the annual Technician’s Conference where the Green Impact Labs Awards took place. Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, presented 16 awards to 12 teams that took part in the 2016/17 scheme.
Dr Robert Allen, 1987-201726 September 2017Research Associate Dr Robert Allen died under tragic circumstances on 4 September, alongside his 21-year-old brother Charles, while they were both fishing on rocks near Treyarnon Bay, North Cornwall. Professor Ian Bond, Head of School, offers this remembrance.
Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs26 September 2017The first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is published in Cochrane Library Drug and Alcohol Review Group and the journal Addiction. The study, has implications for millions of people who are 'at risk' from infection.