Interviews with Scientists

08 February 2009

Meera joins Chris Vallance and Mark Ward to discuss the Consumer Electronics Show, and what to expect in home...

02 February 2009

New evidence from an old cave could cast light on how our ancestors lived 2 million years ago, as Meera Senthilingam...

02 February 2009

Plants make it, bees collect it, and now Propolis could be protecting farmed fish from fungi. Meera spoke to Kelvin...

01 February 2009

Building flexible electronics could enable us to make artificial limbs with feelings, or even implant electronics under...

01 February 2009

A new way of manufacturing LEDs could see household bills slashed, and even provide clean drinking water wherever it...

01 February 2009

How can nanotechnology tell us about antibiotic resistant bacteria? - With tiny diving boards, of course...

01 February 2009

A sheet of carbon one atom thick could read the entire human genome in just a few hours. Dr Henk Postma explains more...

01 February 2009

Porous Nanospheres could deliver drugs to exactly where they're needed - but we must make sure that the body can...

25 January 2009

Metal-Organic Frameworks, or MOFs, are a promising species of molecules which have enormous internal surface areas....

25 January 2009

A car which silently repairs scratched paintwork, chipped windscreens or engine faults sounds fantastic, and may not be...

25 January 2009

Window cleaners may be forced to join the unemployment line, as new technology lets the windows clean themselves...

25 January 2009

Having a material which can tell you when it's cracked is one thing, but integrating it into existing systems is...

18 January 2009

Are overweight parents more likely to have obese children? It could be that a mother's diet has lifelong...

18 January 2009

Scientists have discovered methane on Mars, which comes and goes with the seasons. Could this be evidence of...

18 January 2009

Obesity is a huge problem, but what makes us obese? Steve Bloom joins us from Imperial College London to explain why...

18 January 2009

Liposuction may be the easiest way to lose weight quickly, though it's an expensive option. But how does it...

11 January 2009

Next time you have a headache, don't take an aspirin - make your own! It seems that humans can manufacture their...

11 January 2009

How is indoor snow made? For places like the Milton Keynes SNO!Zone, real snow is essential to the experience - but do...

21 December 2008

Does champagne go straight to your head? What is it about the bubbles that makes you get more drunk, more quickly?...

14 December 2008

Earlier this year, a new and fatal strain of virus was discovered in South Africa after a patient was flown in from...

14 December 2008

Understanding the origins of HIV will not only help us to find ways to treat the disease itself, but can also help us...

14 December 2008

Predicting where in the world diseases are likely to emerge can help us prepare for them, and even try to prevent them...

07 December 2008

Optical Lens Replacement surgery can be used to treat cataracts, which affect millions of people worldwide. We find...

07 December 2008

Why do we blink? Dr Paul Murphy explains to Meera the importance of tears and blinking...