University of Bristol

Can science predict a hit song?

Most people remember listening to the official UK top 40 singles chart and watching the countdown on Top of the Pops, but can science work out which songs are more likely to 'make it' in the chart? New research has looked ...

Dec 17, 2011
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Understanding lethal synthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- The chemical reaction which makes some poisonous plants so deadly has been described by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Angewandte Chemie.

Oct 07, 2011
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How bats 'hear' objects in their path

(PhysOrg.com) -- By placing real and virtual objects in the flight paths of bats, scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Munich have shed new light on how echolocation works.  Their research is ...

Nov 24, 2011
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Breakthrough: 'Global warming gene'

The molecular mechanism which makes some plants grow more rapidly when the temperature rises has been identified by researchers at the University of Bristol in a paper published today in Proceedings of th ...

Nov 29, 2011
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Can maths cure cancer?

Scientists, including Professor Tanniemola Liverpool from the University of Bristol's School of Mathematics, claim that by understanding how an artificial 'synthetic swimmer' can be made and driven, and how ...

Feb 07, 2014
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Species matters in a noisy world

Fish exposed to increased noise levels consume less food and show more stress-related behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. However, the way fish ...

Mar 04, 2014
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