Bristol makes its mark in environmental history
Bristol University’s reputation as a centre of excellence in environmental history has been cemented with the publication of an article by history lecturer Dr Dan Haines in the latest issue of the leading journal in the sub-discipline, Environmental History.
How leaky is your device?
A new generation of digital devices that will protect consumers from cyber-attacks could be a step closer thanks to a grant of over £1 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded to the University of Bristol for a research project to protect consumers’ sensitive data.
Transmission of torque at small scales: the nanoclutch
A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations – necessary for the creation of a tiny ’clutch’ operating at the nanoscale – has been assembled at the University of Bristol as part of an international collaboration.
Evidence confirms volcanic island collapses may trigger mega-tsunamis
A pre-historical sudden collapse of one of the tallest and most active oceanic volcanoes on Earth — Fogo, in the Cape Verde Islands – triggered a mega-tsunami with waves impacting 220 metres (721 feet) above present sea level resulting in catastrophic consequences, according to a new University of Bristol study published today [02 Oct] in Science Advances.
Student reports new finds of a living fossil
The coelacanth fish, found today in the Indian Ocean, is often called a ‘living fossil’ because its last ancestors existed about 70 million years ago and it has survived into the present – but without leaving any fossil remains younger than that time. Now, some much older coelacanth remains have been uncovered in a fossil deposit near Bristol by a student at the University of Bristol.
GPs to be offered training to deal with children affected by domestic violence
A study led by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, found many GPs and practice nurses are uncertain how to manage consultations involving children exposed to domestic violence. The research has led to the development of a new training programme for clinicians dealing with some of the complex issues around abuse.