- UWE research shows over half of shared-path users frustrated by the actions of others
Over half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users reported being frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists on the day they were surveyed, according to the findings of research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) international conference in London.
- Identifying long-distance threats – new 3D technology could improve CCTV images
A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.
The research forms a continuation of the link-up between UWE Bristol's Centre for Machine Vision, part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Aralia Systems Ltd, and is funded by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.
- Two UWE Bristol researchers amongst world's leading scientific minds
Two scientists from the University of the West of England have been listed in a report called 'Highly Cited Researchers 2014' that highlights 3,200 of the world's leading scientific minds.
- UWE Bristol Graduate unlocks secret to better golf
Dr Nicky Lumb, a UWE Bristol PhD Graduate and PGA professional golfer is set to help elite level golfers improve their chances of success after highlighting huge potential for improving results through better practice.
- Bristol Bright Night Brings Science to the City
Friday 26 September will see Bristol's streets come to life as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the first time with a programme of free activities, giving the public the chance to discover the wealth of scientific research taking place on their doorstep, and meet the researchers responsible.
- Leading the Green City: An international exchange
12 September 2014 12.30-14.00, The Watershed, Bristol.
This free public event, which forms part of the preparations for Bristol 2015: European Green Capital, will provide international insights from some of the most progressive cities in the world. Focussing on the role of local leaders, working in and outside government, it highlights how significant and radical change can be achieved.
- High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling
New study finds overall physical activity is increased by proximity to routes
The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
- UWE Law Researcher awarded 'ESRC Transformative Research' grant
Dr Lauren Devine of UWE Bristol Law School has been awarded over £200,000 from the ESRC for an innovative project to rethink key elements of child protection policy.
The 18 month project 'Rethinking child protection strategy: evaluating research findings and numeric data to consider whether current intervention strategy is justified' was awarded the grant under the second year of the ESRC's Transformative Research Call.
- UWE Bristol researcher to feature in Horizons programme as it returns to BBC World News
Mobile phone runs on urine power – check out the video
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is to feature in the new series of Horizons on BBC World News this weekend. The new series of Horizons uncovers technology that could change the world.
- UWE Bristol bioscience experts take part in BBSRC celebration
A group of researchers from UWE Bristol have been invited to take part in a prestigious celebration to mark the 20 year anniversary of the | Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC).
- Researchers ask women to share experiences of breast cancer in online survey
Women over the age of 35 who have been treated for breast cancer are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire exploring how they feel about their appearance. The views of around 250 women are being sought, and the online survey can be accessed here. The study is being conducted until the end of June 2014 and the survey can be completed anywhere and at any time.
- OmniDynamics launch crowdfunding campaign to support innovative 3D printer accessory
A chance meeting at the UWE Bristol canteen has brought together two sets of entrepreneurial students to launch a crowdfunding campaign, to bring to market an innovative 3D printer accessory.
Strooder, a plastic filament extruder has been designed by year two robotic engineering students, David Graves and Gregory Gruzecki, founders of OmniDynamics. This cost effective, versatile device aims to bring down the cost of home 3D printing, by enabling users to produce their own filament (3D printing ink).
- Study tests new strapping device for people with vertebral fractures linked to osteoporosis
Researchers are investigating the effects of a new strapping device for people who have osteoporosis - weakening of the bones - and have suffered a fracture of one of the bones in their back.
- easyJet partners with Bristol Robotics Laboratory to apply latest, cutting-edge technology for first time in aviation
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft. The innovative technology will help the airline to operate even more efficiently, reducing delays while maintaining its industry leading punctuality and safety records.
- Study calls for better support for adults born with cleft lip and palate
New research has found adults need better support to enable them to cope with the challenges of being born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
Many thousands of adults across the UK and the world are living with a cleft lip and/or palate, and yet many are unaware of the support that is available to them. Routine cleft care normally concludes around the age of 18 years. As a result, little is known about the longer-term outcomes of those living with cleft lip and/or palate.