Award winners of 2020/21 Cabot Institute Innovation Fund announced6 November 2020Winners of the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund for 2020/2021 have been announced. The funds are aimed at supporting bold, ambitious, and impactful ideas, that transcend disciplinary boundaries. It offers the Cabot Institute an opportunity to invite new ideas from our research community – those that might not receive funding from traditional sources, but which show real intellectual or practical promise.
Research to use artificial intelligence to identify sick livestock2 November 2020The welfare of livestock could be improved thanks to a new research project that will use novel artificial intelligence methods combined with behavioural analytics to provide rapid and reliable insights to animal health for farmers across the UK. The research and commercial feasibility program, co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, will be led by the Quant Foundry (QF) in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School and Agri-EPI Centre.
Using a volcano’s eruption ‘memory’ to forecast dangerous explosions28 October 2020Stromboli, the ‘lighthouse of the Mediterranean’, is known for its low-energy but persistent explosive eruptions, behaviour that is known scientifically as Strombolian activity. This feature has long been an attraction for tourists and volcanologists from all over the world.
Deep sea coral time machines reveal ancient CO2 burps17 October 2020The fossilised remains of ancient deep-sea corals may act as time machines providing new insights into the effect the ocean has on rising CO2 levels, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Bristol, St Andrews and Nanjing and published in Science Advances.
Bristol researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships15 October 2020Four Bristol researchers have been awarded UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships. The awards, designed to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across the UK to help them tackle major global challenges, are announced today [15 October] by Science Minister Amanda Solloway.
Handbook helps explain how best to combat misinformation14 October 2020With the current flood of misinformation and "fake news" undermining democracies around the world, a consensus document that summarises the science of debunking has been published by a team of 22 prominent researchers of misinformation and its debunking.
Transition to post-carbon economy must be inclusive 5 October 2020The transition to net-zero cannot be sustainable if it creates or exacerbates social inequalities, warns a group of academic experts from the COP26 Universities Network, a group of more than 45 UK-based universities.
UK Marine Science in a net zero carbon future25 September 2020Dr Kate Hendry has recently joined a newly launched, ambitious scoping project, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), to investigate how to move towards low or zero-carbon oceanographic research.
Slower growing chickens experience higher welfare, commercial scale study finds16 September 2020Slower growing broiler chickens are healthier and have more fun than conventional breeds of birds, new evidence from an independent commercial scale farm trial has shown. The study carried out by researchers from FAI Farms, the University of Bristol and The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, is published today [16 September], in Scientific Reports.
We Are International - Europe14 September 2020This week we want to share with you our research stories from the UK and Europe! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in this region in the links below.
We Are International - Africa7 September 2020This week we want to share with you our research stories from Africa! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in this continent in the links below.
European grants recognise excellent science at Bristol4 September 2020Four researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded almost €7M in European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research.
We Are International - Asia and Oceania31 August 2020This week we want to share with you our research stories from Asia and Oceania! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in this part of the world in the links below.
We Are International - the Americas24 August 2020This week we want to share with you our research stories from the Americas! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in North & South America in the links below.
Apply now to become a Black and Green Ambassador for Bristol!6 August 2020Ujima Radio and Bristol Green Capital Partnership are looking to recruit three Ambassadors for Year 1 of the Black & Green Ambassadors for Bristol programme – a three-year programme that will mentor and support a total of nine emerging leaders to work between the city’s diverse communities of people, businesses and organisations on issues of equality, diversity, inclusion and the environment.