Interviews about Engineering

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

12 February 2012

Incredible as it sounds, over 70% of the energy released when you burn the fuel in your car gets wasted as heat....

12 December 2011

Qualified London taxi drivers know their way around over 25,000 streets in the capital. And, if you scan their brains...

04 December 2011

Welding up at metal pipe doesn't sound terribly tricky, but what about when it's 1 km underwater...

29 November 2011

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

27 November 2011

Now most people will have seen a thermal camera - a special type of camera that can detect the far infrared radiation...

25 November 2011

Lenses displaying emails before your eyes, flowing materials, stress on the mind and a night flowering orchid...

13 November 2011

A new biotechnology company called Medicago have developed a technique for quickly and cheaply producing vaccines using...

09 October 2011

Hydrogen is a clean fuel, that can be produced in a number of clean ways. But how do we actually make use of it? Ben...

25 September 2011

The science of cake baking...

19 September 2011

Seeking clarity about the structure of metal alloys...

21 August 2011

As air traffic grows, the noise of aircraft is becoming an increasingly important problem. To find out what...

14 August 2011

How do manufacturers make chemicals on seriously large industrial scales? We sent Meera Senthilingam and Dave Ansell...

07 July 2011

How do jet engines actually work? One simple way to think about it is Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow. The engine sucks air...

26 June 2011

We explore how to detect damage and deterioration in bridges and other structures to keep them lasting longer...

19 June 2011

This week we are in Cambridge’s Museum of Technology to explore the engineering of an iconic bit of coal-fired power –...

12 June 2011

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

31 May 2011

If you've been on a flight recently, then there's a very high likelihood that you were carried aloft by a jet...

31 May 2011

We humans have been moulding metal to our will for at least 3,000 years. In fact, our use of metals mark the beginning...

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...

22 May 2011

We explore how filters can be designed to provide a breath of truly clean air...

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...