University of Bristol

Peregrine's 'Soliton' observed at last

(PhysOrg.com) -- An old mathematical solution proposed as a prototype of the infamous ocean rogue waves responsible for many maritime catastrophes has been observed in a continuous physical system for the first time.

dateAug 23, 2010 in General Physics
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New insights into placebo effect

(Phys.org)—Mathematical models developed by scientists at the University of Bristol are providing new insights into why the placebo effect exists and when it should occur. Their research is published today in the journal ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Mathematics
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Solving big problems with new quantum algorithm

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a recently published paper, Aram Harrow at the University of Bristol and colleagues from MIT in the United States have discovered a quantum algorithm that solves large problems much faster than conventional ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Quantum Physics
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Shedding new light on the evolution of the squid

Octopus, cuttlefish and squid are well known in the invertebrate world. With their ink-squirting decoy technique, ability to change colour, bizarre body plan and remarkable intelligence they highlight that lacking a back-bone ...

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Evolution
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