Interviews about Engineering

Interviews about engineering, civil engineering, manufacturing, jet engines, materials science and transport...

20 October 2014

Can we change wood at the molecular level to make it suitable for building "plyscrapers"?

01 October 2014

Tiny sensors that harvest energy from passing cars, people or even the flow of your blood may one day be powering...

01 October 2014

Scientists promise us a future where solar cells can be sprayed onto surfaces, so cars, buildings and streets could...

26 September 2014

Taking inspiration from mussels, scientists have made a super-strong glue-like substance that even works underwater...

23 September 2014

3D printing can also be used at the nano-scale, creating scaffolding which can be used to give materials new...

23 September 2014

Cambridge based company Dovetailed have developed a process to print fruit, including ones that don’t even exist, like...

23 September 2014

Could 3D printers ever save us a trip to the pharmacy by allowing us to print out prescription drugs at home?

23 September 2014

Jet engines have their work cut out keeping entire planes in the air. This means making strong, durable parts is very...

23 September 2014

With enormous waiting lists for replacement livers and kidneys, could 3D printing be an eventual solution to organ...

23 September 2014

Does fracking contaminate our water supplies? And if so, is this down to the process itself or simply poor workmanship?

09 September 2014

What is biomimicry and how can we copy nature?

02 September 2014

The tokamak method isn't the only way to creat fusion, scientists are trying laser fusion...

04 August 2014

Airplane jet engines operate at 1500°C - hotter than the melting point of metals - so how do they still work?

08 July 2014

After five minutes cycling at Tour de France Pace, both Kate and Karin are starting to feel the burn.

08 July 2014

The Tour de France has been running since 1903 only stopping for the two world wars. So how much have bikes changed...

30 June 2014

Superconductors are the key to magnetic levitation, from people on platforms to entire trains. But what is a...

30 June 2014

Are earthquake-proof buildings possible? Sinan Acikgoz demonstrates how to build tomorrow's structures...

30 June 2014

Steel has a huge variety of uses, from armoured cars to and inside jet engines. Do we still have more to learn about...

24 June 2014

One of the pioneers of electric cars, Tesla, has announced it won't prevent other companies using its exclusive...

17 June 2014

One of the biggest dangers of long distance space travel are flares of radiation bursting from the sun. Have scientists...

19 May 2014

Microorganisms might hold the key to recovering precious and rare metals used in smartphones and other electronics...

28 April 2014

As we build at higher densities, architects are having to think more creatively about how to make the maximum use of...

28 April 2014

One team changing how our homes might be built are DUS Architects in Amsterdam. They’re currently 3D printiting a whole...

28 April 2014

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