Interviews about Technology

Interviews about robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, communications, sensors and gadgets...

14 August 2011

In order to design useful new compounds, we need to know exactly what structure any new chemical will take. Computer...

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...

07 July 2011

Danny Axford discusses the biological insight made possible by the microfocus macromolecular crystallography beamline...

07 July 2011

We meet some Diamond engineers and technicians and discover their role at the Lightsource...

05 July 2011

Hugh Hunts explains what needs to be considered when designing a bomb to bounce across water....

26 June 2011

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

19 June 2011

Skyonic have developed “Skymine”, a system that not only extracts CO2 but actually turns it into something they can...

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 –...

19 June 2011

The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, should help us to answer some of the big outstanding questions about our universe...

12 June 2011

Hearing aids work on the general one-size-fits-all principle that if you are finding it hard to hear something you...

12 June 2011

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

05 June 2011

Computer scientists at Cambridge University have come up with a way to make mobile phones work more intuitively in...

31 May 2011

Earth observation from satellites is an extremely important way of examining everything from glaciers to tree cover in...

15 May 2011

Using lasers and over 100,000 hours of computing time, researchers have exposed the previously unknown molecular shape...

15 May 2011

Fish have developed an extremely efficient way of locomotion, so researchers are trying to emulate fish for novel ways...

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....

03 May 2011

If you're using electrical activity in your brain to control a prosthetic or a wheelchair, you don't want it...

03 May 2011

Professor Sang Bok Lee explains how his new device, made up of nanopillars, could provide a radical new way to store...

01 May 2011

Electrodes detect facial muscle movements and translate them into speech...

24 April 2011

A class of material known as 'multiferroics' respond to both magnetic and electric fields. The latest...

19 April 2011

Dr Hugh Hunt tells us about his work in solving the same problems that Barnes Wallis faced when he designed the famous...

19 April 2011

For Naked Engineering this week, Dave Ansell’s been finding out how to solve the problem of powering the tiny nanoscale...