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  • Getting married, moving house or retiring? How major life events impact on sustainable transport choices

    21/02/2013

    Transport researchers at UWE Bristol have just been awarded a major ESRC grant aimed at finding the links between the most important life changes we experience and our travel choices.

  • Look at these wrinkles! She's too old to be wearing that!

    21/02/2013

    New research suggests 'Old Talk' is linked to negative body image in women

    Previous body image research has revealed the negative effects of 'fat talk' in girls and young women, but new research suggests that the dissatisfaction with a woman's self-image may become more complex as she ages and move increasingly to a focus on age and 'old talk'.

  • Digital music: 28% is pirated - how the industry can fight back

    04/02/2013

    New research estimates that 28% of digital music world-wide is pirated using illegal file-sharing. The findings shed light on financial difficulties in the music industry experienced by companies such as HMV.

    Recently published results from ten countries showed the level of illegal downloads ranged from 14% in Germany to 44% in Spain.

  • Adults with cleft lip or palate wanted for study of their experiences

    29/01/2013

    A new study into the experience of adults who have a cleft lip/palate has just begun at UWE Bristol, aimed at improving the support available to them.

    Growing up with a cleft lip/palate can pose a number of challenges for those affected and also for their families. Understanding the needs of adults is crucial in ensuring the right support is available throughout life, and for on-going service improvement.

  • Health Disparities Research Symposium

    28/01/2013

    Emeritus Professor Hugh Barton, former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, will be delivering the keynote address at the 8th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium in Birmingham Alabama February 28th. The subject of the symposium is 'Health Disparities: where biology, behaviour and socioeconomics converge'. The built environment in a key theme, and Professor Barton's topic will be 'Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability'.

  • Laugh your way into the spring, says UWE Occupational Therapy Lecturer

    09/01/2013

    With spring still feeling like a long way off, UWE Bristol's Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help to keep the winter blues at bay.

  • Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding

    09/01/2013

    Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.

  • Universities win major award to understand how 'hot zones' drive evolution of plant disease

    08/01/2013

    UWE Bristol has teamed up with the Universities of Oxford and Reading to win a £500,000 grant to study ways of increasing crop yields by reducing disease.

    The award from the Biotechnologies and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) enables researchers to build on recent discoveries about how disease spreads in bean plants. The 3-year project could result in developing new ways to prevent diseases in this valuable food crop.

  • Intelligent 3D image technology could enable targeted out-of-home advertising

    11/12/2012

    Directed advertising is common in online shopping and in social media but is not currently an option in the out-of-home digital environment due to the technical challenges involved.

  • Challenges of raising school leaving age to 18 for young people who are NEET: UWE expert speaks at Parliamentary inquiry

    10/12/2012

    Some young people already find it difficult to enjoy and achieve at school. With the raising of the school leaving age to 18 by 2015, a new challenge is looming - of engaging them in learning for a further two years.

    Contributing to the debate is Dr Barry Percy-Smith from UWE Bristol, who has conducted in-depth research into the experiences and attitudes of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET).

  • RobotRadar.org puts depth back into robot reporting

    03/12/2012

    A new website, created and written by leading thinkers and experts in robotics, aims to give an in depth and balanced perspective on reporting of robotics in the popular media.

    Through thoughtful articles and commentaries RobotRadar.org explores the wider impacts of robots and robotics on society. Each report is written by a robotics expert in direct response to an article published in the popular media.

  • Do we really want a British FBI? UWE Bristol researcher thinks we need to learn from history

    03/12/2012

    In an article posted on the History and Policy today website, Dr Michael Woodiwiss, a historian from the University of the West of England, argues that our government needs to observe lessons from history before pushing ahead with a British FBI.

  • Poo-powered robot launched

    28/11/2012

    Scientists in the west have unveiled a robot that uses an unusual source of power - human poo.

    The EcoBotIII feeds off and is powered by sewage from Saltford sewage treatment works, near Bristol, and can move and operate its onboard mechanisms unaided.

  • Has your journey been disrupted by recent floods?

    27/11/2012

    Travellers whose journeys have been disrupted by recent rain and flooding are asked to share their experiences through this online survey.

  • UWE helps save 'integral part of English ceramic history' by combining late 19th century and digital print techniques

    15/11/2012

    UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is helping retain traditional English pottery decorating skills by finding ways of combining them with digital print techniques.

    Professor Steve Hoskins, director of the CFPR, and Mr Dave Huson are collaborating with Burleigh Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the last remaining company to produce ceramic tableware decorated using the traditional printed underglaze tissue method. The pottery was saved from the threat of closure by the Princes' Regeneration Trust in June 2011.

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