University of Bristol

Robotics goes micro-scale

(Phys.org) —The development of light-driven 'micro-robots' that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment in a microscope comes a step closer, thanks to new research from the ...

dateApr 17, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Quantum cryptography for mobile phones

Secure mobile communications underpin our society and through mobile phones, tablets and laptops we have become online consumers. The security of mobile transactions is obscure to most people but is absolutely essential if ...

dateApr 03, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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How happy and healthy is your rabbit?

Rabbits are the UK's third most popular pet, after cats and dogs, with around 1.7 million kept as pets but very little is known about their quality of life. A new University of Bristol study has found although ...

dateFeb 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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New insights into the origin of birds

Mark Puttick and colleagues investigated the rates of evolution of the two key characteristics that preceded flight: body size and forelimb length. In order to fly, hulking meat-eating dinosaurs had to shrink in size and ...

dateFeb 23, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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