University of Bristol

Natural selection can favor 'irrational' behavior

It seems paradoxical that a preference for which of two houses to buy could depend on another, inferior, house – but researchers at the University of Bristol have identified that seemingly irrelevant alternatives can, and ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Evolution
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Verifying the future of quantum computing

Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolutionise the way we trade over the internet and provide new tools to perform powerful simulations.

dateJul 30, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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New light on the Nazca Lines

The first findings of the most detailed study yet by two British archaeologists into the Nazca Lines – enigmatic drawings created between 2,100 and 1,300 years ago in the Peruvian desert – have been published ...

dateDec 09, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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It's sound—Bristol Pound encourages community unity

There is a rapidly growing momentum driving the development of mobile payment systems. New research has shown systems, such as the Bristol Pound, can have a positive effect on the local community by encouraging consumers ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Business
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A new way of making glass

(Phys.org)—A new way to make glass has been discovered by a collaboration of researchers at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bristol using a method that controls how the atoms within a substance are ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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