New design tool to enable global roaming smart phones26 April 2017Wireless communications is a technology that is used every day. Across society, there is a move away from using the internet on desktop computers and towards smartphones, tablets and laptops. Engineers at the University of Bristol have developed a novel radio frequency (RF) design tool that will speed up the design of tuneable wireless devices and will enable smartphones to roam internationally.
University of Bristol welcomes secure funding for EU students25 April 2017University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has welcomed the announcement that EU students applying to start courses at English universities in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps 21 April 2017A University of Bristol academic will lead one of seven topic-specific projects announced yesterday by NERC as part of a £8.6million research programme which will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.
Bristol marches for science 20 April 2017On Saturday, April 22 thousands of Bristol supporters of science – from students, to famous names from science and television - will take to the streets to add their weight to a worldwide movement of marches taking place in celebration of the vital role scientific evidence plays in everyday life.
Tim Pigott-Smith OBE, 1946-201719 April 2017Bristol alumnus Tim Pigott-Smith (BA Drama 1967), an acclaimed stage, film and television actor, has died at the age of 70.
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery17 April 2017Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant.
Proof that magnesium could prevent fractures13 April 2017Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.
Come and snap the Bristol crocodile this weekend 11 April 2017Quilts in jewelled colours, stained glass sailing boats, a bronze Rambeaux with attitude, calligraphy inspired ceramics, and quirky foliage sculptures, are just a few of the highlights of this year’s University of Bristol Botanic Garden Sculpture Festival and Quilting Exhibition.
Fantastic eggs and where to find them11 April 2017Archaeologists and scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Durham and the British Museum are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich eggs.
200 years since Parkinson’s disease was first identified11 April 2017World Parkinson's Disease Day [11 April] is held every year on Parkinson's birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it. To mark 200 years since James Parkinson first identified the condition named after him, a new biography of this forgotten man has been published.
Bristol partner with Google to deliver next generation video technology10 April 2017With increased demands for better quality and more immersive and interactive visual services, video has become the primary driver of the internet. A team of researchers from the Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol has received funding under Google's Research Awards program to deliver the next generation of video compression technology.
Bristol to partner in major new UK Housing Evidence Centre6 April 2017A new national research centre that will advance knowledge of the housing market, provide robust evidence to inform housing policy and practice across the UK, is announced today [6 April] by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Veterinary professionals need to change how they connect with their clients5 April 2017When advising on animal health and welfare, veterinarians often struggle to engage with the motivational needs of their clients. New research has shown a change is needed in how veterinarians communicate with and advise animal owners, to promote engagement with their advice and protect the animals in their care.
Aerospace Day to encourage women into engineering4 April 2017Students from local schools will be at the University of Bristol tomorrow [Wednesday 5 April] for the second Airbus Aerospace Outreach Day to promote aerospace engineering as an exciting and achievable career for women.
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £21 million research partnership launches3 April 2017A £21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Bristol will launch this week [3 April]. The research centre, awarded to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and the University of Bristol by the NIHR, will conduct cutting-edge research to develop new, ground-breaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and care for patients in a wide range of diseases.
Image analysis addresses harmful algal blooms3 April 2017Harmful algal blooms are the rapid and uncontrolled growth of algae in either freshwater or marine environments and can cause significant harm to human health, animals, the environment and economies. A team of researchers from the Bristol Vision Institute (BVI) at the University of Bristol has been awarded a major grant by the British Council to produce monitoring and early warning systems for harmful algal blooms (HABs), also known as red tides.