Interviews about Engineering

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

27 February 2011

Planet Earth podcast presenter Richard Hollingham has been asking what have the Romans ever done for us? Well, apart...

20 February 2011

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

06 February 2011

What is a computer chip and how does it really work? Meera and Dave investigate...

31 January 2011

Physical sciences director Trevor Rayment looks back at Diamond's highlights and developments in 2010...

30 January 2011

Whilst driving on motorways or busy roads at night, many of us will have noticed the small beacons of light in the...

09 January 2011

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

12 December 2010

Graphene is a very versatile material which we should soon see turning up in a range of applications. Dave spoke to...

12 December 2010

Dave and Meera visited the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at Cambridge University to find out how...

12 December 2010

Physicists might use sticky tape to extract and test graphene, but that's not much use when it comes to making...

07 December 2010

One of the outstanding problems in energy provision is how to store it in such a way that it can be accessed rapidly...

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

One idea put forward for sustainable shipping in the future has been to find ways to harness the power of the wind in...

14 November 2010

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

14 November 2010

How can we make shipping more sustainable? Tristan Smith from University College London is here to shed some light on...

07 November 2010

Now, here’s an easy science question: What temperature does water freeze at? Zero degrees, right? Actually, that’s...

24 October 2010

This year, Cambridge University Engineering students had the chance to re-live their childhood, and play with Lego in...

17 October 2010

When most people hear the word ‘turbulence’ they immediately think of being thrown around inside an airplane and...

17 October 2010

Turbulence occurs in fluids and one way we often transport fluids around is in pipes. Tobias Schneider from Harvard...

17 October 2010

This week, the winner of the Rolls-Royce Annual Science Prize was announced during a special ceremony held at the...

17 October 2010

Meera and Dave explore how the principles of convection can be manipulated to cool down, and warm up, our buildings...

08 August 2010

We meet sprint cyclist Tyler Farrar to find out how he puts the technology, nutrition, and fitness together to try and...

08 August 2010

Endurance events like the Tour de France rely on strong, sturdy, yet fast equipment to win points, time and stages. So...

08 August 2010

The Tour de France is an annual cycle race which takes place in July throughout France and its surrounding countries....

08 August 2010

Geoff Brown explains how he, and his team of mechanics, maintain and repair bikes on a daily basis throughout the tour...