Interviews about Engineering

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

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?

28 April 2014

Researchers in Switzerland have created the smallest magazine cover in the world - 2,000 of them could fit on a grain...

08 April 2014

How we can change the lithium ion batteries in your phone or laptop to make them hold more energy.

08 April 2014

How do you develop the replacement for the current lithium ion batteries

25 March 2014

This week sees the launch of a new 43 Million pound supercomputer called ARCHER. But what will it be used for?

11 March 2014

What can be done to reduce the risk of flood damage in future?

11 March 2014

What can cities do to reduce the risk of flooding? Professor Nigel Wright, from Leeds University, explains the Blue-...