Posts Tagged ‘research’

Research creates new possibilities to design new materials with strange and exotic properties

Researchers from Physics led by Professor Nigel Wilding in collaboration with the University of Bristol have been investigating the strange properties of 2D crystals, which could in the future lead to the design of new materials.

Employee outsourcing hides slaves in the workforce, shows research

Failure to monitor outsourced recruitment is resulting in companies inadvertently employing victims of modern slavery, according to new research led by our School of Management.

Full immersive cricket experience

Researchers use motion capture tech to create virtual reality cricket game with entertainment company

VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

Researchers at CAMERA, the University's Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications have worked with entertainment company Stickee using motion capture technology to help create an immersive virtual reality cricket game.

MRSA survival chances predicted

Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can identify patients most at risk of death

MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have found that sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death.

Individual investors are losing out

New research shows individual personal pensions fare worse than group personal pension plans

Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows research

People who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath's School of Management.

New £60m auto facility to propel UK investment

Government funding to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAPPS)

New £60 million automotive facility to propel UK jobs and investment

The University of Bath has received significant new government investment to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems.

Marriage makes men fatter, shows new research

Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem, finds new research from Dr Joanna Syrda from our School of Management.

When estimating extinction risk, don’t leave out the males

Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the number and fertility of females, dismissing male data as ‘noise’. Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution found that population growth in birds was very sensitive to the ratio of males to females in a population, which has previously been shown to affect mating behaviour.

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Scientists make biodegradable microbeads from cellulose

Scientists and engineers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution.

‘Migrant work ethic’ exists, in the short term

Study proves migrant workers have a stronger ‘work ethic’ than UK-born workers on arrival in Britain

New research proves the ‘migrant work ethic’ exists, in the short term

The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger ‘work ethic’ than UK-born workers is proven for the first time, in a new study of Central and East European migrants, from the University of Bath’s School of Management.

Podcast: From Micelles to Materials

Karen Edler's research looks at ways to make materials that make themselves

“Last African dinosaur” discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil, led by the Milner Centre for Evolution, suggests that following the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana in the middle of the Cretaceous period, a distinct dinosaur fauna evolved in Africa.

'Last African dinosaur' found in Morocco

66 million-year-old dinosaur fossil discovered in phosphate mine in northern Morocco

Promiscuity slows down evolution

Promiscuity mixes up the gene pool and dilutes genetic differences between populations