Bristol and Watershed to host UK's first public trials on new 5G testbed28 February 2018The University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab; Watershed, the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, and We The Curious, the Bristol-based science centre, will host the Layered Realities Weekend 5G Showcase next month [17 and 18 March]. The event will launch the world's first public 5G testbed to explore the next generation of wireless and wired connectivity through a series of free experimental public events.
Watch fat cells help heal a wound in a fly27 February 2018Fat body cells in Drosophila play a surprising role in sealing wounds and preventing infection, researchers at the University of Bristol report in the journal Developmental Cell.
Bristol’s ‘Game of Drones’ win annual Drone Dash26 February 2018A pair of students from the University of Bristol split a £500 cash prize for winning ‘Drone Dash 2’ this weekend (24/25 February), the second annual fly-off sponsored and supported through the Airbus Global University Partner Programme.
Caterpillar warning system also helps it disappear26 February 2018The distinctive orange and black striping of the cinnabar moth caterpillar not only acts as a warning, but helps it disappear from potential predators at a distance, University of Bristol researchers have discovered.
Public invited to get involved in dementia research21 February 2018People over the age of 50 and without a diagnosis of dementia are being asked to consider taking part in dementia prevention research. Members of the public can find out more at the first Bristol Dementia Research Showcase next week [Tuesday 27 February].
What are libraries for? 20 February 2018With plans recently announced for a new library at the University of Bristol, library users, researchers, librarians and creative writers from the University and across the city will discuss the role of libraries in the past, now and in the future at a debate this evening (Tuesday, February 20).
BAFTA accolade for Bristol graduate19 February 2018A graduate of the University of Bristol played a leading role at the BAFTAs, accepting a special award on behalf of the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
University welcomes in year of the dog with festivities at Museum19 February 2018The University of Bristol was once again proud to sponsor the Lunar New Year celebrations at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (17-18 February), welcoming in the Year of the Dog with two days of events, which included a talk about traditional Chinese herbs from the University’s Botanic Garden.
People’s Tech – Making technology accessible16 February 2018Newly formed enterprise Technotopia, is hosting an event, supported by the University of Bristol, that will allow people from different backgrounds to have access to technology in an affordable and engaging way.
Hosted at Engine Shed, on Saturday 24th February, People’s Tech is an open invitation to professionals, young people and everyone who wants to interact and learn more about the present and future of technological innovations.
Plants are given a new family tree16 February 2018A new genealogy of plant evolution, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, shows that the first plants to conquer land were a complex species, challenging long-held assumptions about plant evolution.
Acoustic blockage-detection system could prevent aircraft accidents14 February 2018Pitots, which provide airspeed data, have played a role in several aircraft accidents, including the fatal Air France Flight 447 in 2009. New research by aerospace engineers at the University of Bristol has found that an acoustic blockage-detection system could prevent future accidents by making pilots aware of a blocked Pitot before a situation becomes critical.
Ray-finned fishes: natural born survivors 5 February 2018Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth’s most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups.