Engineering

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?

28 April 2014

Could we use bamboo in order to make housing across the world more environmentally friendly?

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.

03 May 2011

New materials known as 'microcapsules' are being used to extend the life-span of batteries....

24 April 2011

A class of material known as 'multiferroics' respond to both magnetic and electric fields. The latest...

27 March 2011

An important resource that we find in deep dark places are the metals and minerals we need for industry and everyday...

20 March 2011

Meera and Dave have been out to the Diamond synchrotron, an electron accelerator, based in Didcot, Oxfordshire where...

06 March 2011

We’ve heard how drugs like aspirin can be used, but how are they actually made? For this week’s Naked Engineering,...

20 February 2011

If a time came that we needed to alter our atmospheric chemistry, how physically could we do it? Meera and Dave...

09 January 2011

Amputees can struggle with the inflexibility of artificial limbs. At Blatchford Prosthetics, they have engineered a new...

21 November 2010

Meera and Dave explore the structures that can shape-shift from one shape to another - also known as bistable...

14 November 2010

Dave and Meera make some waves to find out how damaged ships interact with the movement of the sea...