- From amputee to super hero - Open bionics unveil Star Wars, Marvel and Disney themed prosthetics for kids
Open Bionics, the company based in the Business Technology 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/
- Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected by top US hardware accelerator
Silas Adekunle and the team at Reach Robotics are celebrating today as Reach announced it is joining Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator in San Diego, US. The accelerator will support the Reach team with the final challenging steps to the launch of their Mecha Monsters robot gaming system. “The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping robotics start-ups take their ideas to the next level and transform the world … one robot at a time.“
- UWE Music Research goes on International Tour with Pop Star Ariana Grande
The mimu Gloves, a gestural music interaction system based on original research by Dr Tom Mitchell at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will form an integral part of Ariana Grande's eagerly awaited Honeymoon tour. The 80 stop international tour will begin its UK leg at the O2 Arena in London on the 1 June 2015 before moving on to Wembley, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. The tour is in support of Grande's second studio album, My Everything, which debuted at no.1 in the Billboard 200 in August 2014. Hundreds of thousands of fans throughout North America, Europe and Asia will be treated to a breathtaking performance in which Grande will use the mimu gloves to manipulate her voice and control complex lighting effects live on stage.
- Why do people in later life give up cycling? Get involved with Cycle BOOM research project
In some parts of the UK cycling is booming. Nevertheless people aged 65+ make only 1 per cent of all journeys by bike compared with 9 per cent in Germany.
Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol are studying the practice, experience and impact of cycling past the age of fifty in a project called Cycle BOOM.