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Sparks will fly at this year’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival 30 March 2015 An original metal sculptural plant form will be created over the Easter weekend by a working forge during the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival. The unique sculpture called ‘Callabora ferratum ‘Bringstii’ will be crafted by Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths - Tony Ingarfield, Adrian Legge and Henry Pomfret.
  • Rolls-Royce to create composite technology hub in Bristol 1 April 2015 Rolls-Royce has announced that Bristol will be the location for a centre of advanced fan system composite technology development, creating a hub of composite knowledge in the UK. The hub will benefit from manufacturing techniques being developed in partnership with the National Composites Centre (NCC), part of the University of Bristol.
  • Quantum teleportation on a chip 1 April 2015 The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories. These results pave the way to developing ultra-high-speed quantum computers and strengthening the security of communication.
  • Worm lizards dispersed by ‘rafting’ over oceans, not continental drift 1 April 2015 Tiny, burrowing reptiles known as worm lizards became widespread long after the breakup of the continents, leading scientists at the universities of Bristol, Bath, Yale and George Washington to conclude that they must have dispersed by rafting across oceans soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs, rather than by continental drift as previously thought.
  • Bristol student among first to study on microbial diversity throughout ice sheet melt season 31 March 2015 Researchers in the School of Geographical Sciences recently published the first ever study of the effects of snow and wind on the ecology of micro-organisms on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
  • Bristol students win European Space Agency competition 31 March 2015 An app designed by Computer Science students at the University of Bristol has beaten off competition from across Europe to win a top prize for its potential to help tackle food poverty.
  • Universities awarded £138 million for UK infrastructure research 30 March 2015 The University of Bristol is one of 13 university partners that have been awarded funding of £138 million for UK infrastructure research. The UK Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) investment was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Budget on 18 March 2015.
  • Sparks will fly at this year’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival 30 March 2015 An original metal sculptural plant form will be created over the Easter weekend by a working forge during the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden Art and Sculpture Festival. The unique sculpture called ‘Callabora ferratum ‘Bringstii’ will be crafted by Bringsty Forge Blacksmiths - Tony Ingarfield, Adrian Legge and Henry Pomfret.
  • Improving life for insects in Bristol 27 March 2015 The Greater Bristol Pollinator Strategy, a key component of the Get Bristol Buzzing initiative to make life better for pollinating insects in Bristol, was launched this week as part of the city’s year as European Green Capital.
  • Engine Shed adds £8 million to the local economy 27 March 2015 Engine Shed, home to the University of Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator, has added £8 million to the local economy after being in operation for just over a year.
  • Jailbreak students ‘escape’ to Poland in charity challenge 27 March 2015 Fearless students hitchhiked all the way to Poland to win the latest Jailbreak charity challenge, which has raised over £9,500 for local charities. Abbie Scott and Callum Bigs O’May – going under the team name ‘Cab Fare’ – travelled an impressive 1,515.8km to Katowice, Poland, in 36 hours without spending any money.

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