The University of Bath, UoB was established as a public university in 1966 in Bath, UK. UoB has 14, 250 undergraduate and graduate students. UoB ranks high as a research university. It's academic strengths lie in physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, social sciences and management. UoB is highly selective in selecting undergraduate admissions.
Leidenfrost thermostat uses levitating water droplets to keep cool
The Leidenfrost effect is a strange phenomenon that allows water droplets to levitate and even climb uphill. Now physicists at the University of Bath have harnessed this quirk of physics to create a thermostat ...
Why shaking hands matters (even when it's with a robot)
There's new evidence that shaking hands really does matter when it comes to striking the best deal in negotiations.
Old commuting habits die hard
Convincing people to switch from driving their car to taking the bus to work isn't easy. But when the environmental charity group WWF announced that it would be moving its United Kingdom headquarters to another ...
Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices
Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to researchers at the University of Bath.
New technology could speed up life-saving drug discoveries
A team of researchers from our University has developed a revolutionary new biochip device that will lead to a faster and more cost effective way of discovering new life-saving drugs.
Economists count true business costs of climate change
A new report, prepared with researchers in our Department of Economics for leading social housing provider Aster Group, urges businesses to consider the true financial costs of climate change in order to ...
Gravity-resisting gene stops our bodies being squashed flat
A team led by scientists from University's Department of Biology & Biochemistry has solved the century-old mystery of how our bodies withstand gravity and take on their 3D shape.
How algae research could help clean wastewater in the Middle East
As one of the most water-poor countries in the world, Jordan's current water resources are significantly below the global water scarcity line. Annual rainfall falls under 50mm in 95% of the country and nearly ...
Humble neutron is valuable tool in geology
With the ability to analyse the properties of the Earth's internal components to the atomic scale in conditions only found kilometres below our feet, recent studies have allowed geoscientists to study our ...
Local electricity could meet half our needs by 2050
Research conducted by nine leading UK universities has found that up to 50 per cent of electricity demand in the UK could be met by distributed and low carbon sources by 2050.
'Molecular scissors' could prevent genetic diseases before conception
Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry have developed a new technique that will streamline biomedical research and could in the future prevent genetic diseases before the moment of conception.
New seismic survey technique could save dolphins' hearing
Conventional seismic imaging transmits sound energy into the ground and builds a picture of the underlying geology by analysing how the energy waves are reflected back to the receiver.
Researchers on expedition to solve 'small island problem'
Researchers from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering are starting their new year with an expedition to the island of South Georgia to carry out research into improving weather forecasting. You can follow the team's progress on their blog. ...
Why whistleblowing doesn't come easily
Research from our Department of Computer Science has found an explanation for why we often believe gossip more than our own personal experiences. The study also gives a biological explanation as to why it ...
Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device
New findings from researchers in our Department of Psychology could pave the way for better treatments for blind and partially-sighted people using the revolutionary sensory substitution device, 'The vOICe'. ...