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  • Bristol Bright Night illuminates city science
    Bristol’s streets are set to be transformed into a living laboratory of innovation and experimentation as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the very first time.
  • Solar ‘super-storms’ pose a catastrophic threat to humanity
    Solar ‘super-storms’ pose a catastrophic and long-lasting threat to life on Earth if they continue to go unnoticed, a space expert has warned.
  • Jazmin scoops silver as she jumps for joy
    University of Bristol student Jazmin Sawyers was jumping for joy yesterday as she took silver in the women’s long-jump at the Commonwealth Games 2014.
  • Mathematicians analyse new 'racetrack memory' computer device
    Competition to create the smallest, lightest and cheapest laptop on the market is motivating the ongoing search for a better computer-memory device then the current, conventional 2D hard-disk technology. Mathematicians from the University of Bristol have been analysing the potential of one such initiative: the 'racetrack memory' device, proposed by researchers at IBM.
  • Reform of AS-levels was based on ‘shaky’ evidence
    The Government’s justification for its decision to reform AS-levels was based on flawed data analysis, according to University of Bristol academics who have shown that one in five students could have their chances to fulfil their potential on a degree course damaged.
  • Boat noise impacts development and survival of vital marine invertebrates
    The development and survival of an important group of marine invertebrates known as sea hares is under threat from increasing boat noise in the world's oceans, according to a new study by researchers from the UK and France.
  • Corresponding with Conflict at the Theatre Collection
    As part of this year’s First World War centenary commemorations, a new exhibition which aims to breathe new life into archival material dating from the 1914-1918 period and encourage fresh encounters with it, opens this Friday at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.
  • Bristol student leaps into final at Commonwealth Games
    University of Bristol law student, Jazmin Sawyers, will compete in the final of the women’s long-jump at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow night [Thursday 31 July].
  • Verifying the future of quantum computing
    Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolutionise the way we trade over the internet and provide new tools to perform powerful simulations.
  • Prehistoric dairy farming at the extremes
    Finland’s love of milk has been traced back to 2500 BC thanks to high-tech techniques to analyse residues preserved in fragments of ancient pots.

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  • Bristol's energy boost: Multi-million pound Green Deal for powerful project

    A multi-million pound contract to provide a dramatic improvement in the energy efficiency of all Bristol residents’ homes has been announced.

    Over the next four years, experts from Climate Energy will visit every privately owned property in the city and offer householders an energy efficiency survey. The offers will be open only to private householders, as council tenants are already set to benefit from separate council energy efficiency schemes.

    Release date:  Friday, 1 August, 2014
  • New ‘Cities For Business’ partnership launched to create jobs and investment outside the South East

    Today (Thursday 31 July) a new ‘Cities for Business’ partnership has been launched, covering the eight largest urban areas in England.  It has been formed by the Core Cities Cabinet joining with the Chairs of the eight Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) which operate across wider economic areas – city regions - taking in both the Core Cities and many other important towns and cities.

    Release date:  Thursday, 31 July, 2014
  • New ‘Cities For Business’ partnership launched to create jobs and investment outside the South East

    Today (Thursday 31 July) a new ‘Cities for Business’ partnership has been launched, covering the eight largest urban areas in England.  It has been formed by the Core Cities Cabinet joining with the Chairs of the eight Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) which operate across wider economic areas – city regions - taking in both the Core Cities and many other important towns and cities.

    Release date:  Thursday, 31 July, 2014
  • Friends Life Tour of Britain’s cycling elite to speed into Bristol

    After the recent buzz of the Tour de France visiting British roads, Bristol is preparing for its turn to play host to a major cycling event this summer.

    The fourth stage of the Friends Life Tour of Britain cycle race featuring 108 top cyclists will finish on Durdham Downs in Bristol on 10 September.

    Release date:  Thursday, 31 July, 2014
  • Make Sunday Special celebrates Bristol’s historical assets

    Bristol City Council is teaming up with the Old City Traders’ & Business Group to Make Sunday Special this weekend, celebrating the rich heritage to be found within Bristol’s old city walls.
     
    On Sunday 3 August, families have the chance to take part in an activity which allows them to explore the old city area in a whole new way.  Run by the Old City Traders’ Group, visitors will be invited to take part in a quiz that will lead them round several key locations within the walled city.
     

    Release date:  Wednesday, 30 July, 2014
  • Over half of workers under-40 opt for car-free commuting in Bristol

    Bristol’s investment in sustainable travel continues to reap rewards as commuting by methods other than car has become the norm for over half of workers under 40 in Bristol.

    A new report by Bristol City Council analysing 2011 census data shows that 57% of people in the age group choose to cycle, walk or take public transport.  More people now commute by bike in Bristol than in Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle and Liverpool combined, with over 16,000 people (7.7% of commuters) pedalling to work. This compares with a national average of 2.2%.

    Release date:  Wednesday, 30 July, 2014