- How often do we really check our Smartphones? 85 times daily, new study reveals.
People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day – about a third of the time they are awake – and check it about 85 times a day, research suggests.
- Game changer for the building industry? New research project could slash construction waste destined for landfill
A pioneering project which could dramatically reduce the quantity of rubble from demolished buildings going to landfill is being developed at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- The Rooms – A celebration of inventions to change and brighten the world
5-7 November 2015, Silver Street, Bristol
A playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, a bio-activated maze and an interactive light garden are just some of the 53 imaginative inventions, including more than 11 projects from UWE Bristol, which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for a three day festival this November.
- From amputee to super hero - Open bionics unveil Star Wars, Marvel and Disney themed prosthetics for kids
Open Bionics, the company based in the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has announced the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees that feature Disney themes.
- Science for Environment Policy News Service releases special issue on 'Migration in Response to Environmental Change'
An international environmental news and information service based at UWE Bristol called, Science for Environment Policy (SfEP) has just released a timely report on Migration in response to environmental change.
- Does having a visible difference impact upon intimate relationships? Participants sought for new study
Researchers at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) are conducting a research study examining the experiences of intimacy and intimate relationships amongst adults who have an altered appearance or an appearance altering condition (a 'visible difference').
- Report points to impact of Mayoral governance in Bristol and reforms needed
Mayoral governance in the City of Bristol has led to an increase in visibility of city leadership, a stronger vision for the city, better international awareness of Bristol and a positive change in how the city is viewed in Whitehall.
These are some of the findings published in a report, 'The Impacts of Mayoral Governance in Bristol', launched today, 10 September 2015. Written by local democracy experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol (UoB), the report provides an in depth assessment of the mayoral model of governance.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
- Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected for Disney Accelerator programme
Open Bionics, a start-up based at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) that 3D prints bionic hands for amputees, has been selected to join the 2015 Disney Accelerator programme powered by Techstars, considered to be one of the best start-up accelerators in the world.
- UWE Bristol showcases 'Pee Power' at Glastonbury Festival
Toilets have always been one of the big talking points at Glastonbury, but this year the festival audience are being invited to put their pee to good use by providing fuel for the 'Pee Power' project. The project is led by the Bristol | BioEnergy Centre in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with Oxfam and Dunster House.
- New video shows how UWE Bristol helps African communities to access safe water supplies
Academics and students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been contributing to a research programme that helps to provide African communities with access to safer water supplies as part of the UWE – Africa Water Security Programme now in its third year and operating in a number of East African countries.
- UWE Lawyers contribute to rethinking child protection strategy
Researchers from Bristol Law School at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are releasing the first Evidence Briefing to Ministers today from an ESRC funded project entitled 'Rethinking Child Protection Strategy'.
- New green initiatives launched as Festival of Nature takes centre stage in Green Capital year
13-14 June 2015, Bristol Harbourside
Two major new green initiatives are being launched at this year's Festival of Nature Wild Weekend to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- Double National Teaching Fellowship Award for UWE Bristol Lecturers
Dr Karen Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Dr Jeanette Sakel, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics from UWE Bristol have each been awarded a prestigious national teaching fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contribution to excellence in teaching and learning.
- Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards
Open Bionics, a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is celebrating a double nomination in this year's Tech4Good Awards.
Vitória Maurício, lead designer and modeller is a finalist for the Young People's Award and the start-up of four are also shortlisted for an Accessibility award. Both are also in the running for the People's Award category, voting online opened on 1 June, to vote visit: http://www.tech4goodawards.com/vote-now/