News in April

  • Alcohol use in films linked to adolescents’ drinking habits 13 April 2015 The 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 industry 9 April 2015 Renewable 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.
  • Study finds IVFpredict one of the most accurate ways of determining chances of IVF success 8 April 2015 Accurately predicting the probability of a live birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is important for both those undergoing the treatment and their clinicians. Findings from a comparison study that analysed the accuracy of the two most widely-used prediction models are published today [08 April] in the journal PLOS ONE.
  • Evolution explains when and why we gamble 8 April 2015 Sales 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 again 5 April 2015 Scientists 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 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.
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