Tessa Goodman, 1933-201816 May 2018Tessa Goodman, Admissions Clerk in the Academic Registrar's Office for over 30 years, died in March. Janet Windows, former Secretary in the Academic Registrar's Office, offers a commemoration.
Belinda Burke, 1954-201810 May 2018Belinda Margaret Catherine Burke passed away in February. This remembrance contains contributions from her daughter Marie and from Simon Osborne, Technical Manager in the School of Chemistry.
Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device?9 May 2018New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University.
500-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa mystery unveiled by engineers9 May 2018Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? This is a long-standing question a research group of 16 engineers has investigated, including a leading expert in earthquake engineering and soil-structure interaction from the University of Bristol.
Luke Skywalker's hand inspires scientists to create robotic skin 4 May 2018Scientists at the University of Bristol are engineering human skin on artificial robotic muscles that can stretch and bend the tissue just like in the real world. This living and moving skin equivalent represents a much more realistic model of human skin and it could have potential applications for burns patients needing skin grafts.
Hear Helen Pankhurst tell the story of women’s rights3 May 2018Dr Helen Pankhurst, a descendant of suffragette leaders Sylvia and Emmeline Pankhurst, will chart how women’s lives have changed over the last century at a free public lecture organised by the University of Bristol on Friday, 11 May 2018.
Frequent sauna bathing reduces risk of stroke 3 May 2018Frequent sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of stroke, according to a new international study. In a 15-year follow-up study, people taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 61 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. This is the first prospective large-scale study on this topic, and the findings were reported in Neurology.
Aerospace engineering academic elected Fellow of AIAA2 May 2018A University of Bristol academic has been elected a Fellow of the world's largest aerospace technical society. He will be awarded his fellowship at an awards gala in Washington D.C, USA today [Wednesday 2 May].
Philip Ison Cawley, 1953-20182 May 2018Philip Ison Cawley, a cleaner at the University’s Langford site, has passed away at the age of 64. Gemma Whitwell, Senior Facilities Manager at Langford, offers a remembrance.
Drinkers support clearer labelling on alcohol products2 May 2018New research led by the University of Bristol has found that drinkers support clearer labelling of alcohol products, including the provision of unit, calorie and health information, which would address current gaps in public knowledge.
Extreme mobility of mantis shrimp eyes2 May 2018New research, led by biologists from the University of Bristol, has uncovered fresh findings about the most mobile eyes in the animal kingdom - the eyes of the mantis shrimp.