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  • Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap's musical gloves


    Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential Wi-Fi has to offer for live performances and specifically for the musical gloves used by the artist Imogen Heap.

  • 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.

  • Students blossom whilst helping community groups with IT solutions


    Budding computer experts from UWE have helped 15 local community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations with websites or IT issues as part of their final year studies.

  • 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).

  • Qatari high school students visit UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory


    A team of high school students from the Tarek Bin Zeyad Secondary School, Qatar recently visited UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory as prize-winners of a competition to visit the UK to discover more about the British engineering industry. The trip was organised by Professor Saud Ghani, Associate Dean of Development and Industrial Relations and Communications Manager, Oasma Omar from College of Engineering, Qatar University.

  • BBC News at Six broadcasts from Bristol Robotics Lab


    The BBC News at Six will be broadcast from the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), the largest multi-disciplinary Lab in the UK, tonight, Wednesday 12 March at 18:00.

    This BRL feature is the third of a three part series of pre-budget features - fronted by BBC News at Six anchor, George Alagiah and Chief Economics Correspondent Hugh Pym.

  • Chief engineer gives Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2014


    Date: 12 March 2014

    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol

    Time: 18:00

    Chief Engineer Mark Chapman of the Bloodhound Project will give the annual Bloodhound lecture at 18.00 on 12 March 2014 at UWE Bristol.

  • Cow and gait: 3D monitoring of animal health could reduce stock losses


    A new link-up between UWE Bristol and independent dairy specialists Kingshay will use the latest 3D imaging technology to monitor cow health in a stress-free and unobtrusive way.

  • How do you make a computer with slime mould?


    A unique event, bringing together the research of Andy Adamatzky, (Professor of Unconventional Computing, UWE Bristol) with artist Theresa Schubert, takes place on 24 January at the Art Laboratory, Berlin.

  • From pond to cup - UWE Bristol project resolves global clean water crisis


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    Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a portable and mobile water treatment system capable of delivering clean drinking water at source. The system has been developed for use in remote or undeveloped areas of the world to provide clean water for disaster relief and humanitarian emergencies. Such technology could help transform the lives of people who currently have no access to clean drinking water.

  • Bristol Robotics Lab receives Phase II Grand Challenges Exploration Funding


    The Bristol Robotics Lab, a collaboration between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations , an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. Principal Investigator Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos will continue to pursue an innovative global health research project, entitled 'Urine–tricity'

  • UWE's new research network will shape innovation in indie video games


    Dr Patrick Crogan from UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) has just been awarded £40,000 to lead an international research network into independent video game development.

    The new network is one of six announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which will help shape the future of innovation in the video game industry.

  • UWE offers courses on tissue culture techniques that provide alternative to live animal lab tests


    Specialist courses that will train postgraduate research students in essential tissue culture techniques are being offered at CATIM, a recently launched Business Technology Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

    Tissue culture enables models of animal tissue to be constructed for use as alternatives to live animal testing.The courses are believed to be the first of their kind offered by a technology centre in the south-west and will help research students to improve their practical proficiency using live mammalian cell systems.

  • UWE Professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety


    The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to outstanding innovators at UK universities.

    Professor Kiely won the accolade for her work in developing bio-sensing systems for rapid, automated detection of food contaminations such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria, which are harmful to human health. This is at the interface of engineering and biochemistry and results from a long standing collaboration with Professor Richard Luxton.

  • Latest Videos from Sustainable Severn Conference


    UWE successfully hosted the Sustainable Severn event looking at the different ways to generate power from the Severn and investigating a stakeholder led approach.

    Tom Appleby a senior lecturer in law from the Faculty of the Environment and Technology who helped organise the event said:

    'This was an excellent conference and generated a realistic vision of how we might harness the huge power potential of the Severn and maximise the benefit for jobs and the environment along the way.'

    For those who missed the Sustainable Severn Conference we have uploaded much of the information, including videos from the event onto the Conference website:

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