University of Bristol

Sex matters for microbes

Caught in the act! Researchers from the University of Bristol have observed mating for the first time in the microbes responsible for African sleeping sickness. This tropical disease is caused by trypanosomes, single-celled ...

Jan 03, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Efficient distributed quantum computing

(Phys.org)—A quantum computer doesn't need to be a single large device but could be built from a network of small parts, new research from the University of Bristol has demonstrated. As a result, building ...

Feb 21, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

An environmentally friendly robot

Robots that decompose once they have reached the end of their mission could soon be deployed in the environment, thanks to a Research Project Grant of over £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.

May 02, 2012 3.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast