Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines
New research will test whether Plaxx™, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.
Smart bricks will transform how buildings work
Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create 'bioreactor walls' which could then be incorporated in housing, public building and office spaces
Grammy-winning singer and BLOODHOUND SSC duo to be honoured at UWE Bristol Award Ceremonies
Excellence in engineering and technology will be celebrated at the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) award ceremonies on Thursday 21 July 2016. Honorary doctorates in engineering will be awarded to BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car Chief Engineer, Mark Chapman and Driver, Wing Commander Andy Green and international singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap will receive an honorary doctorate of technology.
Flying high:aerospace engineering student honoured by The Royal Aeronautical Society
Charlie Muir, a third year MEng Aerospace Engineering student at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) continues to receive plaudits from the aeronautical community as the current winner of The Royal Aeronautical Society's Under 25 NE Rowe Award.
Revolutionary 'Pee into power' invention takes centre stage at Glastonbury 2016
The Pee Power urinal that turns pee into electricity - designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) - is taking centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running.
Open Bionics to bring 'Deus Ex' inspired augmentations to life
Open Bionics - the multi award-winning robotics start-up, - Eidos®-Montréal - the award-winning video game studio that is the home of the Deus Ex® franchise - and Razer - a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers - have announced a partnership that will see them working together to bring Deus Ex inspired bionic augmentations to life.
Top award for robotics experts
Robotics experts from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have won the 'Best Medical Paper Award' at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2016, one of the world's largest robotics conferences with some 2,500 delegates, that was held in Stockholm last month.
UWE Bristol successful in £5.2 million (€6.7m) EU project tackling air pollution
Thousands of people across Europe will be invited to share their views on how to reduce air pollution and improve public health in six cities as part of a multi-million pound project featuring the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Pioneers of green aviation: UWE students first in UK to build fully electric aircraft
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have begun a project aimed at developing one of the first fully electric research gliders to take flight in the UK.
Granddaughter of Parkinson's patient invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of sufferers
A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.
Students aiming to engineer triumph over uni rivals in drone 'fly off'
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will see their engineering skills put to the test when they go head-to-head with undergraduates from 11 other unis in a drone competition.
Television viewers shun mobile devices when watching favourite shows, says 'second screens' researcher
Television viewers are turning their noses up at using mobile devices to enhance their favourite programmes, according to research carried out at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Professor hails 'world-changing' technology proven to extend shelf life of fruit and veg
Trials of potentially 'world-changing' technology aimed at prolonging the life of fresh produce have proved successful.
International Science Writing Competition 2016 launched
From 31 March to 24 June 2016 – aspiring science writers from across the globe are invited to write and submit a 700-word article on “The Next Big Thing in Science” to this year's 2016 UWE SCU Science Writing Competition.
Organised by the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol in conjunction with BBC Focus Magazine and the Royal Institution, the competition is a high profile opportunity for non-professional science writers to showcase their talent.
Bristol primary pupils to hit the skies with cool aeronautics
On Friday 18 March, 100 children from Wrington Church of England Primary, St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary and Hillcrest Primary School (Totterdown) – will experience the fascinating world of flying, aerospace and engineering at a day-long Cool Aeronautics event at the University of the West of England (UWE) organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.