14 November 2013
The acidity of the world’s ocean may increase by around 170 per cent by the end of the century bringing significant economic losses, according to a major new international report. People who rely on the ocean’s ecosystem services – often in developing countries – are especially vulnerable.
8 November 2013
The GW4+ alliance, a consortium of excellence in innovative research training led by the University of Bristol, has been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for doctoral training.
7 November 2013
The remarkable mechanism by which the tiny ears of locusts can hear and distinguish between different tones has been discovered by researchers from the University of Bristol. Understanding how the nanoscale features of the insect eardrum mechanically process sound could open up practical possibilities for the fabrication of embedded signal processing in extremely small microphones.
21 October 2013
Representatives from the European Commission are to speak to leading academics from four of the region’s universities at the GW4 Horizon 2020 conference, being held in Bristol to highlight the research opportunities available under a new €70.2billion programme for research and innovation.
17 October 2013
What makes enzymes such fantastic catalysts? New research from the University of Bristol is significantly advancing our understanding of how these proteins increase the rate of chemical reaction.
17 October 2013
Did our skeletons evolve for protection or for violence? The earliest vestiges of our skeleton are encountered in 500million-year-old fossil fishes, some of which were armour-plated filter feeders, while others were naked predators with a face full of gruesome, vicious teeth.
10 October 2013
The University performed strongly in the regional 2013 STEM Ambassador Awards, winning for outreach work by members of the School of Experimental Psychology and the School of Geographical Sciences.
7 October 2013
Dr. David Glowacki has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) to work in the School of Chemistry.
16 September 2013
New research has revealed that more ice leaves Antarctica by melting from the underside of submerged ice shelves than was previously thought, accounting for as much as 90 per cent of ice loss in some areas.
11 September 2013
New research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur dominated world.