Interviews about Physics

Interviews about cosmology, astrophysics, electricity, energy, forces, gravity, light and maths...

18 July 2010

What limits the power of fusion reactors at the moment is how to make an exhaust system that can cope with the extreme...

18 July 2010

Why is nuclear waste such a problem? To find out more about how nuclear fission works, the waste it creates and the...

18 July 2010

On the 16th of July 1945, the project code name Trinity was put into action. Trinity was the first test of an atomic...

18 July 2010

About 12,000 tonnes of radioactive waste is produced around the world every year and at the moment they need to be...

11 July 2010

We explore photodynamic therapy and photochemical internalisation - cancer treatments involving lasers...

11 July 2010

A few weeks ago on the Naked Scientists, we heard how a highly focused laser beam can be used as if it were a pair of...

04 July 2010

Researchers in America have used a very powerful x-ray laser to strip away the electrons from an atom of neon. But...

04 July 2010

The key to understanding the behaviour of a volcano must lie, partly at least, in understanding the plumbing system...

20 June 2010

With hydrogen tipped as the green fuel of the future, safer, more efficient methods of storage need to be found to make...

20 June 2010

Lithium ion batteries are an essential part of most of our everyday lives. For each different job, you're looking...

13 June 2010

One of the many new applications of lasers is in the building of tiny, tiny machines. When handling tiny objects, you...

13 June 2010

This week, we are celebrating 50 years of the laser and to fill us in on the background of the laser and some of the...

13 June 2010

The field of metrology, or measurement, is something that requires a great deal of accuracy. Meera Senthilingam has...

07 March 2010

Can nanotechnology make solar cells more efficient? We find out how tweaking a surface at the nano-scale could allow...

21 February 2010

Pierre Rivard explains how inflatable wind trubines could help us harness the great winds we see at high altitudes...

21 February 2010

Professor Frank Fish explains how a sculpture of a humpback whale triggered a whole new design for wind turbines...

21 February 2010

Meera Senthilingam explores how wind turbines can be designed to withstand the cold temperatures of Antarctica in order...

24 January 2010

Michael Spagat discusses how insurgent events can be modelled to deal with future attacks...

24 January 2010

Graham McShane explains what happens when you blow things up, both on land and under water...

24 January 2010

Bill Proud explains how the shockwaves created by explosions affect other materials, including human tissue...

20 December 2009

For hundreds of years composers have been creating beautiful and complex pieces of music, written to be sung by many...

20 December 2009

For the final show on 2009, and the decade, the team look back on some of the year's "Naked-Scientific"...

01 November 2009

Chris Smith finds out about the most distant object ever discovered and how this has improved our understanding of our...

19 October 2009

This week in Science History saw the birth of Tetsuya Fujita, also known as Ted and ‘Mr Tornado’. Fujita dedicated his...