Bristol scientist presents coral reef research at TEDx Brussels1 December 2014University of Bristol scientist, Dr Laura Robinson is one of five European Research Council (ERC) grantees who have been invited to speak at TEDx Brussels today [1 December]. She will talk about how the ocean's environment is changing and give clues as to what might happen in the future.
Excavating WWI practice trenches in Cumbria27 November 2014Excavations and surveys of the First World War practice trenches on Walney Island on the western coast of Cumbria have been carried out by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.
Multi-million pound fund to boost UK university spin-outs and research26 November 2014Research from universities across the South of England could be commercialised and turned into successful business faster than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound project announced today [November 26] by Minster for Universities and Science, Greg Clark MP.
PhD student named as NMI Young Engineer of the Year26 November 2014A PhD student from the University of Bristol has been awarded the Young Engineer of the Year award 2014 by the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), the UK electronics industry association.
Neil Burnie MRCVS, 1954-201426 November 2014Bristol alumnus Neil Burnie (BVSc 1977), an internationally renowned vet and founder of the Bermuda Shark Project, died earlier this month in a tragic marine accident. His friend Robin Revell pays tribute to ‘the most unusual of veterinary surgeons’.
Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’26 November 2014The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.
Lend your help to a quest for justice in Peru24 November 2014A University of Bristol project which aims to connect the voices of people affected by forced sterilisations in Peru with listeners around the world has launched a crowd-funding campaign, with its partner Chaka Studio, to raise the £20,000 needed to develop and expand its work.
First-of-its-kind study compares how bat and human cells respond to viruses24 November 2014Why are viruses such as Ebola so dangerous to humans yet do not appear to harm the bats which transmit them? A team of scientists from the University of Bristol, UK and CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratories (AAHL) have used cutting edge techniques to comprehensively compare the response of bat and human cells to a highly dangerous bat virus.
‘Midwich Experiment’ to teach students about the brain in brand new format21 November 2014A classic British film about teenagers who can read and control minds is the inspiration for ‘The Midwich Experiment’, an immersive theatre experience designed to teach secondary school students about the brain and cognitive enhancement, funded by a £30,000 Wellcome Trust People Award.
Bringing Africa to Bristol19 November 2014This week, Bristol will play host to one of the largest annual gatherings of experts in African archaeology.
Discussing the future of global security19 November 2014Academics and staff from the diplomatic, defence and development sectors will come together in Bristol this week to discuss current global security issues.
Defect detection system wins top prize14 November 2014A system which enables automated detection of defects across a range of structures emerged as the winner of the 2014 New Enterprise Competition – the University of Bristol’s answer to Dragon’s Den.
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.