Sexing Stegosaurus22 April 2015The first convincing evidence for sexual differences in a species of dinosaur has been described by University of Bristol MSc student, Evan Saitta, in a study of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus, published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.
Taking Bristol epidemiology to Brazil22 April 2015A dozen early-career researchers from the School of Social and Community Medicine recently travelled to Brazil to deliver an epidemiology course to South American academics.
Oldest fossils controversy resolved20 April 2015New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resolve a long running evolutionary controversy.
Bristol-born Ecojam goes national 16 April 2015Ecojam, Bristol's fastest-growing online green and ethical community, is extending its reach by expanding to Bath, London and other areas of the UK. Throughout Bristol’s European Green Capital year, the Ecojam team will be encouraging communities and individuals to kick-start Ecojam in their local area via a UK-wide network of green online hubs.
Engineering quantum science into quantum reality16 April 2015The University of Bristol has today launched its new state-of-the-art Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs. The QET Labs will provide unique world-leading facilities, bringing together industrial and academic collaborators to build devices that span numerous areas of quantum technology development from the nano-fabrication of quantum devices to a city-scale Quantum Key Distribution network.
Reassessing China’s dinosaur ‘Pompeii’ 15 April 2015New geological fieldwork in China has changed our understanding of a famous dinosaur fossil site. Up to now, the site at Lujiatun, in Liaoning Province, northeast China, was called the ‘Chinese Pompeii’ because it was assumed the animals had been killed by volcanic gases and buried at the same time under clouds of ash from erupting volcanoes.
Vet School academic wins Farm Animal Welfare Award 14 April 2015An academic from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences is one of the winners of the 2015 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards. The awards commend and recognise volunteers, charity workers and veterinary professionals for their outstanding contribution to animal welfare around the world.
Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings14 April 2015New analysis published by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries that was invented and developed at the University of Bristol, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact.
Chinese students graduate in Bristol fashion14 April 2015Almost 1,000 people from across China will come together for a traditional British graduation celebration when the University of Bristol recognises the success of its recent graduates in Beijing.
The two faces of heroin: medicine and killer14 April 2015The use of morphine, heroin and other related opioids for the relief of severe pain and as drugs of abuse will be explored in a free public lecture on Thursday 30 April 2015 at the University of Bristol.
Warming seas pose habitat risk for fishy favourites13 April 2015Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm, according to a study by researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol published today in Nature Climate Change.
Alcohol use in films linked to adolescents’ drinking habits13 April 2015The more adolescents witness alcohol consumption in films, the more likely they are to try alcohol and participate in risky drinking behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in Pediatrics.
Engineers to showcase leading research to industry9 April 2015Renewable energy technologies, future cities and novel in-car parameter estimators are just some innovative research from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering that will be showcased to industry later this month.
Evolution explains when and why we gamble8 April 2015Sales of lottery tickets and insurance policies reveal our ambivalent attitude towards risk—in some situations we love to gamble, whereas in others we prefer to avoid it. New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has found an evolutionary explanation for this puzzling pattern of behaviour.
The Large Hadron Collider powers up again5 April 2015Scientists from the Particle Physics Research Group at the University of Bristol are celebrating the restarting of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) today, after two years of upgrade work.
Rolls-Royce to create composite technology hub in Bristol1 April 2015Rolls-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 chip1 April 2015The 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 drift1 April 2015Tiny, 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.
Universities awarded £138 million for UK infrastructure research30 March 2015The 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 Festival30 March 2015An 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 Bristol27 March 2015The 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.
Jailbreak students ‘escape’ to Poland in charity challenge27 March 2015Fearless 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.