Mobbing mongooses get by with a little help from their friends30 November 2016In their notorious battles with snakes, dwarf mongooses are more likely to help attack the enemy if they are closely bonded to the individual raising the alarm, reports new experimental research from scientists at the University of Bristol.
Keeping Bristol buzzing – action plan for the next four years29 November 2016An updated version of the Greater Bristol Pollinator Strategy, a key element of the Get Bristol Buzzing initiative which aims to make life better for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects in the local area, has been launched.
‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed25 November 2016New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current.
Online training improves understanding of EU pig welfare legislation23 November 2016Animal welfare legislation has been developed for many countries and many species but its impact depends on whether it is followed. New research has found an online training tool can improve participants’ understanding of EU tail docking and enrichment legislation, as well as risk factors for tail biting.
Sensing the stresses in advanced composite structures23 November 2016Advanced composites such as glass fibre reinforced polymers (GFRPs) are light, stiff, strong, durable materials that can be flexibly shaped to build large load-bearing structures. New research using data logged from sensors on a GFRP structure at the 2016 Serpentine Architecture Programme in London has found it is possible to observe stresses from real advanced composite structures.
Compassion fatigue widespread among foster carers22 November 2016The needs of children traumatised through abuse, neglect and loss, combined with a lack of appropriate support from fostering agencies, means that many foster carers are suffering from compassion fatigue, according to new research.
New solution for making 2D nanomaterials21 November 2016Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new UCL-led research which was supported by scientists from the University of Bristol.
University shines with double sustainability win11 November 2016This week the University won both the Green Gown Award for student engagement and, for the second year in a row, the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Environmental Public Sector Award.
Suicidal patients need better online support from clinicians and help groups10 November 2016Improve clinicians’ understanding of the online world, review web-based support services for vulnerable people and safeguard the public against pro-suicide content. Those are some of the recommendations being put to the internet industry, health providers and suicide prevention services after researchers mapped how people with suicidal feelings use the internet.
Giant machine shows how a computer works8 November 2016A giant, fully operational 16-bit computer that aims to demystify the strange and seemingly magical mechanisms of computation has been built by students and staff from the University of Bristol.