University of Bristol

Random walks on DNA

Scientists have revealed how a bacterial enzyme has evolved an energy-efficient method to move long distances along DNA. The findings, published in Science, present further insight into the coupling of chemical and mechan ...

Apr 19, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Sonic lasso catches cells

(Phys.org) —Academics have demonstrated for the first time that a "sonic lasso" can be used to grip microscopic objects, such as cells, and move them about.

Apr 03, 2013 3.8 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

Ocean cores reveal eruption dynamics

(Phys.org) —Using information gathered from samples of deep sea sediments, researchers from the University of Bristol report new findings regarding the dynamics of the eruption of Mount Tambora, Indonesia ...

Mar 27, 2013 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Archerfish get an eye test (w/ video)

(Phys.org) —A modified version of an eye test used to assess visual acuity in the military has been given to archerfish by scientists to help explain how these remarkable fish are able to accurately spit ...

Mar 21, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast