Interviews about Chemistry

Interviews about states of matter, gases, fuels, green chemistry, chemical reactions and nanotechnology...

06 January 2008

Professor Barry Everitt tells us about the basis of addiction - What happens in the brain to get people hooked?

11 November 2007

This month, we chat to Mark Peplow about the worlds smallest microwave oven, and a microscopic fuel cell.

28 October 2007

We spoke to Professor Roger Pedersen, of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Cambridge University, about...

07 October 2007

Now, there must be thousands of beers available worldwide and of course, beer sales are very big business. But how do...

07 October 2007

Birds do it, bees do it, but now Irene Terry, from the University of Utah, has found that primitive plants indulge in...

07 October 2007

The chemistry of carbon dioxide could give us better beers, by supplying brewers with exactly the compounds they need,...

07 October 2007

While many people enjoy a beer, some prefer a shot of the hard stuff. Ben set out to find out about the science of...

07 October 2007

As much as we enjoy the odd beer it’s always best to enjoy it in moderation because drinking alcohol does have its...

30 September 2007

Biocomposites, materials similar to plastics but made from biological material, could be the ideal replacement for...

16 September 2007

Being addicted to things is usually bad news but now there's evidence that getting hooked on chocolate might not...

29 July 2007

Coal without the miners and goats fighting chemical weapons - we catch up with Mark Peplow, editor of Chemistry World...

15 July 2007

An alternative to growing crops to make biodiesel is to make use of existing biomass. James Dumesic spoke to Chris...

15 July 2007

For kitchen science, we sent Azi to find out how to make biodiesel from vegetable oil, and to prove that it really...

15 July 2007

Biodiesel is one option for powering cars of the future, but another fuel we could use is hydrogen. This has the...

01 July 2007

We spoke to Chemistry World's Richard Van Noorden about how chemistry can help us quit smoking and hide the signs...

24 June 2007

Michael Watts on how to search for arsenic in contaminated land, and the impact on people's health

17 June 2007

Azi Khatiri goes to a lab for a hair cut - to see if vegetarian hair is different to that of a carnivore, or if a rural...

17 June 2007

We spoke to Dr Trevor Emmett, lecturer in Forensic Science at Anglia Ruskin University about what forensics is, an dhow...

10 June 2007

Mark Peplow talks about the latest Chemistry news

10 June 2007

Serena Marks tells us how you might not lose the goodness of apples when making cider, and in fact that cider might be...

20 May 2007

Azi Khatiri spoke to Rod Jones about how water molecules pair up into a dimer - and that this can be an even worse...

20 May 2007

Jonathan Shanklin was part of the team from the British Antarctic Survey who first discovered the hole in the ozone...

20 May 2007

The eruption of the Laki fission in Iceland in 1783 led to sulphurous smog falling over Europe. It has been described...

06 May 2007

Richard Van Noorden gives us the lowdown on some of the latest news in Chemistry