Inspired from nature - robots can now learn to swarm on the go 23 August 2019 A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE).
- Inspired from nature - robots can now learn to swarm on the go 23 August 2019 A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE).
- Professor John Henderson, 1958-2019 22 August 2019 Professor John Henderson, who contributed to the science and life of the Faculty of Health Sciences for over 25 years, has died at the age of 61. His friends and colleagues offer the following tribute to a well-liked and hugely respected clinical expert at Bristol.
- ‘Whole housing approach’ needed for victims of domestic abuse 22 August 2019 More needs to be done to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse who are homeowners or private renters, according to a new report from the University of Bristol.
- Separate polarisation and brightness channels give crabs the edge over predators 21 August 2019 Fiddler crabs see the polarisation of light and this gives them the edge when it comes to spotting potentials threats, such as a rival crab or a predator. Now researchers at the University of Bristol have begun to unravel how this information is processed within the crab's brain. The study, published in Science Advances today [Wednesday 21 August], has discovered that when detecting approaching objects, fiddler crabs separate polarisation and brightness information.
- Life-like robots soon to be reality 21 August 2019 Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to a University of Bristol team who has demonstrated a new way of embedding computation into soft robotic materials. This new advance, published in Science Robotics, could create new robotic possibilities to environmental monitoring, pollution clean-up, drug delivery, prosthetic devices, wearable biosensing and self-healing composites.
- New light on contested identity of medieval skeleton found at Prague Castle 21 August 2019 Used as a propaganda tool by the Nazis and Soviets during the Second World War and Cold War, the remains of a 10th century male, unearthed beneath Prague Castle in 1928, have been the subject of continued debate and archaeological manipulation.
- Buzz along to the Botanic Garden 21 August 2019 What are the medicinal properties of honey and how can a garden make a difference to pollinators? These and many other questions will be answered at a bee festival later this month.
- International collaborative projects win funding to tackle major health challenges 21 August 2019 Developing drugs to treat cancer and how sleep can support a healthy memory are two international collaborative projects led by academics at the University of Bristol that have been awarded major funding by the UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Fund for International Collaboration.
- Over a quarter of those engaging with esports betting tweets in the UK are children 20 August 2019 Over a quarter of those engaging with esports betting tweets are children under the age of 16, according to a new report which suggests esports gambling may be as attractive to children as the computer games themselves.
- New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle 16 August 2019 New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases.