Engineering

15 August 2017

In 2020, the European Space Agency will launch a rover onto the surface of Mars on an exploratory mission to look for...

14 August 2017

How a space station in critical danger led to the development of the shiny metal blankets that prevent marathon runners...

18 July 2017

Scientists in the US have come up with a set of steps which store the energy you expend when you descend, and then give...

18 July 2017

The technology to help astronauts dig holes in the moon makes its way down to earth in the form of the cordless drill.

27 June 2017

Would you trust a robot in an emergency?

27 June 2017

Would you trust a robot with your surgery?

27 June 2017

Would you trust a robot in the military?

27 June 2017

Would you trust a robot to grow your food?

11 April 2017

Using bio-engineering to grow an entire human organ system in the lab - complete with connecting blood supply.

14 February 2017

What's it like to be able to hear again with a 'bionic ear'?

24 January 2017

How and why are they so much more efficient than a standard light bulb?

15 March 2016

How much can helium actually lift? Could it lift a giant hose into space?

09 December 2015

Geoff Baldwin is using nanocages to target cancer drugs to tumours, leaving healthy cells unharmed.

09 December 2015

tephen Chambers is CEO of SynbiCITE - a national centre set up to turn bright ideas in synthetic biology into...

09 December 2015

Paul Freemont is co-director and co-founder of the Imperial College synthetic biology hub, told me about the...

11 October 2015

James Field has just launched a new company called LabGenius, capitalising on the growing interest in synthetic...

09 October 2015

To find out more about synthetic biology, and where it all started, I spoke to Professor Richard Kitney from Imperial...

07 July 2015

What can we do to stop explosives from causing injury?

22 June 2015

The Great Fire burned for 4 days and destroyed 13,000 houses. We investigate how it started, why it spread, and how...

09 September 2014

What is biomimicry and how can we copy nature?

29 November 2011

One technique which will probably be familiar with from medicine is sonography or imaging with sound. To find out how...

12 June 2011

Harnessing bacteria often involves growing them in large tanks called fermenters or bioreactors; but how do you make...

31 May 2011

What happens at a molecular level as a blacksmith works on a piece of metal? To find out, Meera took metallurgist John...

03 May 2011

New research simulates battery designs on a computer to try and predict what the next breakthrough might be.