University of Bristol

Squeezing in the micro-domain

While the air pressure in a wheel and the blood pressure inside a human body can precisely be measured, it is still a challenge to measure the pressure inside microscopic objects such as cells in our bodies.

dateOct 10, 2013 in Soft Matter
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A jog a day keeps osteoporosis away

(PhysOrg.com) -- A short burst of vigorous physical activity like running and jogging is important for building bones in children, whereas more gentle exercise like walking, even for a longer period, has little effect.

dateMar 28, 2011 in Health
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Where have all the young girls gone?

The widespread availability of ultrasound scans in India is giving rise to abortions of female foetuses on an unprecedented scale, according to new research by Professor Sonia Bhalotra from the University’s Center for ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Social Sciences
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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.

dateMay 04, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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Childhood obesity peaks between ages 7 and 11

(PhysOrg.com) -- Childhood obesity is common and hard to prevent but by identifying when it is most likely to occur, measures can be taken at key stages of childhood or adolescence to prevent it developing.

dateApr 06, 2011 in Health
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