Bird battles promote unity on the front line13 November 2014Like the Three Musketeers’ famous strategy of ‘all for one, and one for all’, birds marshal their troops to defend key resources when threatened by rivals, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
Bristol spin-out awarded £600,000 to develop haptic technology13 November 2014A leading developer of technology that uses ultrasound to create tactile sensations in mid-air has been awarded £600,000 to advance the haptics system. The new investment, led by IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) and one of its managed funds, will allow the Bristol-based company, Ultrahaptics, to expand its software team and accelerate product development and customer engagement.
Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats13 November 2014Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from the University of Bristol has shown.
Last Ice Age has shaped sharks across Europe12 November 2014Shark populations in the Mediterranean are highly divided, an international team of scientists, led by Dr Andrew Griffiths of the University of Bristol, has shown.
RISE set to be biggest yet11 November 2014Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the award-winning Eden Project and specialist in sustainable business, will be inspiring Bristol’s social entrepreneurs of the future when he visits the city this month.
Janice Virgin, 1951-201411 November 2014Janice Virgin, former member of the professional services staff, died recently. Her colleagues, Melissa Werrett and Dr Marc Holderied, offer a tribute.
Ask bigger questions – the impact of Big Data analytics11 November 2014What is the impact of Big Data analytics on the way people do business and its advance across public and private sectors? This question will be explored by the co-founder of Cloudera, an American-based software company, at a free University of Bristol public lecture tomorrow.
Mike Chaplin, 1948-201411 November 2014Mike Chaplin, a former Senior Porter in the Computer Centre, died recently. Liz Lynch, Site Services Manager, offers an appreciation.
Professor Louis Solomon, 1928-201410 November 2014Louis Solomon, former Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, died in August. Emeritus Professor Ian Learmonth and Professor Ashley Blom offer a tribute.
That’s cracking - University launches first MOOC 7 November 2014The University of Bristol’s first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), Cracking Mechanics - Further Maths for Engineers, will be launched next week [Monday 10 November]. The free six week course is aimed at anyone, particularly sixth formers, who is interested in a career in engineering, maths or physical science.
Students challenged to harness tidal energy of Bristol Channel5 November 2014Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson yesterday [Tuesday 4 November] met with final year engineering students at the University of Bristol to launch the Bristol 2015 Marine Energy Accelerator Programme (MEAP) - a year-long programme of events and other initiatives, co-funded by Bristol City Council and Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.
NASA scientist to discuss the limitations of human vision4 November 2014How do people view the visual world, what are the limitations of human vision and what are the implications of these for technology development? These questions will be explored by NASA’s Senior Scientist for Vision Research at a free University of Bristol public lecture next week.
Variations in ice sheet height influence global climate 3 November 2014Heinrich events, in which large masses of icebergs rapidly broke free from ice sheets during the last ice age, are thought to have influenced global climate by interrupting ocean circulation patterns with a large influx of freshwater. However, new research from the University of Bristol suggests the variations in the height of the ice sheet that happen in these events might also influence global climate.
Modern technology restores ancient dinosaur fossil 3 November 2014A rare dinosaur fossil has been restored by an international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephan Lautenschlager from the University of Bristol, using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and digital visualisation techniques. The work is described this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Iconic building shines for hope31 October 2014Bristol’s iconic Wills Memorial Building will be illuminated by purple lights tomorrow [Saturday 1 November] to mark the start of Pancreatic Cancer awareness month.
Universities’ collaboration celebrated30 October 2014The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
Jailbreak winners ‘escape’ 1,205km to Prague29 October 2014Over 40 fearless students from the University of Bristol spent the weekend dashing across England, Scotland and continental Europe in a bid to get as far from Bristol as possible in the hugely popular Jailbreak charity challenge.
Bristol team develops aerosol optical tweezers29 October 2014A device which allows users to hold airborne particles – aerosols – for extended periods has been developed by a team at the University of Bristol and Portishead-based firm Biral.
Lessons and legacies of the Holocaust 29 October 2014Books by Bristol historians Professor Tim Cole and Dr Joanna Beata Michlic will be the two featured books under discussion at the biannual Lessons and Legacies conference – the most important international Holocaust Studies conference – hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton this week.