Carving out a chainsaw sculpture29 March 2018An original sculpture using a chainsaw will be created this Easter weekend during the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden Easter Sculpture Festival. The unique sculpture will be crafted by local artist, Denius Parson, who will be demonstrating his art using a heavy-duty chainsaw.
Computer game encourages people to be more risk-aware27 March 2018How do you encourage people in the midst of an emergency to stay calm and prioritise their safety over their possessions? University of Bristol researchers have devised a game which they believe could help, by encouraging players to be more risk-aware.
Research finds orbital radiotherapy should not be used to treat thyroid eye disease26 March 2018The first NHS-led clinical trial for thyroid eye disease (TED) - also called Graves' orbitopathy (GO) – a disfiguring condition causing protruding eyes, double vision and swelling around the eyes affecting mostly women – has shown that currently widely used, expensive and time-consuming radiotherapy treatment, does not help patients who are also given steroid tablets.
Lighting up Wills for World Water Day 2018 23 March 2018To raise awareness of water security for all, we are marking this year's World Water Day by promoting our water-based research and initiatives to manage water across our campus, as well as lighting up Wills Memorial Building to promote this issue throughout Bristol [22 March 2018].
Rolls-Royce links up to explore potential of very high energy storage technology21 March 2018A possible alternative to traditional batteries has moved a step closer following this week's announcement [Monday 19 March] that Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Superdielectrics Ltd, in partnership with the Universities of Bristol and Surrey, to explore the potential of using polymers to create next generation high energy storage technology.
‘Wiggling and jiggling’: new study helps explain how organisms can evolve to live at different temperatures21 March 2018The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman famously said that, in principle, biology can be explained by understanding the wiggling and jiggling of atoms. For the first time, new research from the University of Bristol, UK and the University of Waikoto, New Zealand explains how this ‘wiggling and jiggling’ of the atoms in enzymes – the proteins that make biological reactions happen – is ‘choreographed’ to make them work at a particular temperature.
Nanocrystalline graphite enables new class of harsh environment electronics20 March 2018Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton, in collaboration with Microsemi, have demonstrated reliable operation of microelectromechanical relays by coating the contacts with nanocrystalline layers of graphite, to enable ultra-low-power electronics for harsh environments.
World’s first urban 5G experience hosted by University of Bristol and Watershed15 March 2018For the first time anywhere in the world this weekend [Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March] people in Bristol will experience the next generation of wireless technology – 5G in a public urban environment. There will be spectacular 3D-like projections, a virtual reality dance piece, a guided tour on which people can take a walk through time, and a programme of talks and demonstrations that are open for everyone.
Academics urge rethink on 28-day prescriptions for people with long-term conditions13 March 2018The widely adopted practice of issuing 28-day rather than longer duration prescriptions for people with long-term conditions lacks a robust evidence base and should be reconsidered, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today [Tuesday 13 March]. Related research shows that considerable savings could be made by the NHS switching to longer prescriptions.
Bristol’s 5G expertise helps secure West of England £5m Smart Tourism bid 10 March 2018The West of England Combined Authority has secured £5 million from government to trial a superfast 5G network at tourist destinations in Bristol and Bath. The University of Bristol's world-leading expertise on telecommunications and pioneering research on 5G technologies and networks has been pivotal in defining and delivering the Smart Tourism Bid.
Bristol wins global Smart City Award 9 March 2018Bristol beat off stiff competition from Barcelona, Dubai, New York, Singapore and Yinchuan to win the Smart City Award (Judges' Choice) at the GSMA's 2018 Global Mobile Awards (The GLOMOs). The award provides global recognition on how Bristol has raised the bar on defining the 'smart city' of the future.
Scaling silicon quantum photonic technology8 March 2018An international team of quantum scientists and engineers led by the University of Bristol and involving groups from China, Denmark, Spain, Germany and Poland, have realised an advanced large-scale silicon quantum photonic device that can entangle photons to incredible levels of precision.
New exercise unveiled to help businesses in the fight against cyber attacks8 March 2018The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has unveiled an innovative new exercise that teaches business leaders how to protect their companies from cyber attacks. The resource, entitled 'Decisions and Disruptions', funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), was first developed by a group of academics, currently based at the University of Bristol, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre.