University of Bristol

Scientists struggle with mathematical details

(Phys.org) -- Scientists would like to believe that the popularity of new theories depends entirely on their scientific value, in terms of novelty, importance and technical correctness. But the Bristol study, published in ...

Jun 25, 2012
4.8 / 5 (17) 21 | with audio podcast

Simplicity and quantum complexity

Simulations of reality would require less memory on a quantum computer than on a classical computer, new research from scientists at the University of Bristol, published in Nature Communications, has shown.

May 04, 2012
4.5 / 5 (8) 11 | with audio podcast

Nanoscopic cages for big applications

(Phys.org) —Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle with potential applications in chemistry, biology and medicine. The findings, published in Science and led by a multidisciplinary team o ...

Apr 16, 2013
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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
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Plants let chloroplasts know the time

(Phys.org) —Plant cells communicate information about the time of day to their chloroplasts, the part of their cells that underpins all agricultural productivity on Earth, researchers at the University ...

Mar 14, 2013
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Quantum biology and Ockham's razor

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a paper just published in Nature Chemistry, a team of University of Bristol scientists explores whether new models or concepts are needed to tackle one of the 'grand challenges' of che ...

Feb 06, 2012
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Quantum computing with recycled particles

A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the ...

Oct 23, 2012
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Boat noise stops fish finding home

(Phys.org) —Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in larval coral reef fish, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Liège. Reef fish are normally attracted by reef sound ...

Jun 28, 2013
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Measuring quantum dimensions

(Phys.org) -- A new study from the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) in Barcelona and the University of Bristol has demonstrated how the dimension of an unknown quantum system can be assessed from measurement data alone. ...

Jun 18, 2012
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