Great George to ring out for peace to mark Armistice Centenary8 November 2018As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, Bristol's largest bell, housed in the tower of the University of Bristol's Wills Memorial Building, will ring out in celebration for peace across the city this Sunday [11 November].
Moths survive bat predation through acoustic camouflage fur7 November 2018Moths are a mainstay food source for bats, which use echolocation (biological sonar) to hunt their prey. Scientists from the University of Bristol are studying how moths have evolved passive defences over millions of years to resist their primary predators.
Ballet of the Nations 7 November 2018A thought-provoking film, released to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice in November 1918, in which war is imagined as a diabolical dance choreographed by Satan and Ballet Master Death is currently touring the UK, including several performances in and around Bristol.
Women who are 'larks' have a lower risk of developing breast cancer6 November 2018Women who are 'larks', functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new research led by the University of Bristol presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference today [Tuesday 6 November].
Vitamica completes initial seed funding round5 November 2018Vitamica, a University of Bristol spin-out company, has closed its initial seed funding round. This is a major milestone for the company which is developing a rapid diagnostic to determine the susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics.
EU Quantum Flagship Project UNIQORN advances the next generation of quantum communication systems2 November 2018The multidisciplinary project UNIQORN, which begins this month, will develop quantum technology for the mass market. Quantum communication systems, mostly found in research laboratories, will be squeezed into small and reliable photonic integrated circuits. By carefully laying out each element along the development chain from fabrication to application, the Horizon 2020 project will not only reduce size and cost, but will also bring improvements in terms of robustness and reproducibility.
Bristol to join forces with one of the world’s most prestigious research societies
2 November 2018The University of Bristol partners with the Max Planck Society in Germany to establish an innovative new Max Planck Centre for Minimal Biology in Bristol. The Centre will pursue game-changing research in the emerging field of minimal biology to address some of the most complex challenges in fundamental science. This could lead to transformative applications in biotechnology and medicine.