Interviews with Scientists

27 April 2008

How can we be sure that when we buy jewellery it is the real deal? To find out, Meera went to pay a visit to the...

27 April 2008

You may have heard of using diamonds to cut glass or harden drill bits, but lasers? Scalpels? Chris Wort joins us from...

20 April 2008

Solar panels seem to be turning up on rooftops all over the place, but are they really worth using? You may be...

20 April 2008

So how else can we generate electricity at home? Well Elaine Ball is from Baxi Group – and they’ve developed a...

20 April 2008

With Ben and Dave doing the ultimate in water recycling, we sent Meera to find out how to be water wise...

20 April 2008

Is it possible to build houses that produce more energy than they use? ZEDFactory aim to produce developments which are...

13 April 2008

Here's a question: The universe is a big place and if you only have a small number of telescopes with which to...

13 April 2008

Solar flares can have devastating effects here on Earth, but how do we study them, and what do they do to us?

13 April 2008

Is the sun responsible for our warming climate? Have we been blaming carbon dioxide, when our own sun is the guilty...

06 April 2008

Finding local live music and song writing under pressure are our tech topics with Chris Vallance this week...

06 April 2008

Conversations with robots and hands-on highlights from the Edinburgh Science festival...

30 March 2008

If you had the choice between a guaranteed reward or taking a risk, what would you go for? Most people will choose the...

30 March 2008

Some bacteria live inside us, some live in freezing cold environments, others near the blistering heat of volcanoes in...

30 March 2008

TB has been virtually eradicated from the UK and a whole generation have had hardly any contact from it so it’s easy...

30 March 2008

Could satellite images of the surface of the sea tell us when and where to expect deadly outbreaks of Cholera?

16 March 2008

For years, scientists have assumed that the first born of any batch of offspring have a better chance of survival out...

16 March 2008

The Cambridge Science Festival lasts just two weeks, with a lot of the action compressed into a very busy weekend, but...

16 March 2008

As part of Science Saturday at the Science festival, we sent Meera Senthilingam off to roam around the hands-on...

16 March 2008

Fancy a Holiday in Space? If you can afford it, it could be possible very soon...

16 March 2008

Is there really any science in Dr Who? What does Spiderman have to do with a gecko? And how are skateboarders...

09 March 2008

With the latest news from the world of Chemistry, Mark Peplow joins us once again...

09 March 2008

The Ig Nobel prizes honour achievements that make people first laugh and then think. They celebrate the unusual,...

09 March 2008

We're joined by Rick Fienburg from Sky and Telescope magazine, with news about the night sky...

25 February 2008

The human voice is a versatile tool, and changes dramatically throughout life. David Howard studies the voice...