University of Bristol

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

The cost of the digital revolution

We are all familiar with digital media, from online news and 3G phones to apps and iPads, but what are the implications of the shift from print to online on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? Does buying ...

Feb 18, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Manipulative mothers subdue show-off sons

The gaudy plumage and acrobatic displays of birds of paradise are a striking example of sexual selection, Charles Darwin's second great theory of evolution. But new research shows that this powerful process may collapse when ...

Sep 12, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast