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  • 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.

  • Cancer: Exercise reduces tiredness

    14/11/2012

    Aerobic exercise can help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer and cancer treatment, according to Cochrane researchers. Their systematic review strengthens findings from a previous review on cancer-related fatigue published in The Cochrane Library.

  • 341 environment and global change research proposals in 5 days

    14/11/2012

    The Environment and Global Changes Panel of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) met in Lisbon between the 7th and 9th of November 2012. The international expert panel, chaired by Jim Longhurst, evaluated 341 research proposals and made recommendations for funding to FCT.

  • Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy in the next 20 years'

    13/11/2012

    Britain's desire to be at the forefront of robotics research has been reinforced by universities minister David Willetts, who saw world-leading technology when he visited the Bristol Robotics Lab yesterday [Monday, 12 November].

  • UWE Bristol expert invited to chair Environment and Global Change Panel

    07/11/2012

    The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) have invited UWE Bristol's eminent air quality and climate change expert, Professor Jim Longhurst to chair its Environmental and Global Change panel.

  • Making meat healthier

    07/11/2012

    Meat is an important source of proteins, fatty acids and other nutrients in a human diet. However there is evidence to suggest that the global increase in meat consumption is linked to an increase in major diseases such as cancer. This is largely related to a high consumption of total fat and undesirable saturated fatty acids present in meat. High consumption of total and saturated fatty acids has also been demonstrated to be positively related to the development of coronary heart diseases, diabetes and obesity.

  • UWE Bristol strengthens industry partnership with Aardman

    23/10/2012

    Pitch Fest and Talent Showcase brings students together with leading creatives

    As part of the growing partnership with Aardman Animations, BA and MA Animation students at the Bristol School of Animation, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are invited for the first time to take part in Aardman's annual Pitch Fest for Broadcast and Digital.

  • Fastest car and robots inspire UWE Bristol's latest ad campaign

    22/10/2012

    UWE Bristol has launched an exciting new advertising campaign to highlight the University to prospective students in the region.

  • Bristol businesses to benefit from academic expertise

    16/10/2012

    Businesses in Bristol are set to benefit from a new scheme led by a team of UWE Bristol academics with funding from the ESRC [Economic and Social Research Council]. The UWE team, led by Professor Nicholas O'Regan, will work closely with local businesses to find out what businesses need to enhance their competitiveness. The team includes marketing expert Dr Tim Hughes and business transformation specialist Dr Glenn Parry.

  • World's first 'before and after' study of the impact of a Directly Elected Mayor

    16/10/2012

    What impact will a Directly Elected Mayor have on the way Bristol is governed? A team of experts from Bristol's two universities will examine the difference that the introduction of a Directly Elected Mayor will make in what is believed to be a 'world first' in urban studies.

  • UWE Bristol software helped to detect God particle

    05/10/2012

    UWE Bristol experts working in complex software systems development created the software used to help CERN's CMS group detect the God particle in the world's biggest scientific experiment.

  • Behavioural Change or Societal Change?

    05/10/2012

    UWE's new MSc Sustainable Development in Practice is now underway with a fantastic cohort of students representing a diverse range of backgrounds. One of the main aims of the course is to engage students with the human and social challenges of sustainable development. In a recent post on Two Degrees (a web-based network for sustainability professionals), one of the course tutors Dr Tim Chatterton outlines why a simplistic emphasis on behaviour change often ends in failure and argues that insights from sociology have much to offer those charged with designing low carbon strategies for both business and government. Read Tim's blog here.

  • Affordable editions: UWE's new digital print publishing studio exhibits at London art fair

    02/10/2012

    A 3D rainbow-coloured manta ray, and 'bar-code' colour images recording a timeline of Vogue magazine covers over the last 30 years, are just some of the wide range of digitally printed artworks from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research on show at this year's Multiplied contemporary art fair.

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