Interviews with Scientists

Interviews about medicine, science, technology and engineering with scientists and researchers internationally...

28 February 2010

An estimated 32 billion cubic metres of clean water are lost through leaky pipes every year. But there might be a...

28 February 2010

Most of the water that we use comes from reservoirs. These artificial lakes are often created by damming a river then...

28 February 2010

Eugene Cloete explains how the NEPAD water initiative aims to bring together scientists working in the field of water...

28 February 2010

Richard Harding explains how the WATer and global CHange Network, WATCH, is setting about monitoring how water usage...

21 February 2010

The same trick used by the resurrection plant can keep vaccines in pristine condition without the need for...

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...

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

It's been 10 years since Dr Chris and Dr Kat first appeared on the radio! Listen back to some clips of that first...

14 February 2010

James Jackson explains how satellites can look for changes in landscapes following earthquakes. Spotting patterns in...

14 February 2010

Meera Senthilingam speaks to resident techie Chris Vallance to explore how new technology can be used to aid relief...

07 February 2010

Can plastics pollute your body? We speak to Tamara Galloway who has identified a link between heart disease and...

07 February 2010

How do hormones, like oestrogen, affect aqatic ecosystems? Professor Karen Kidd explains more...

07 February 2010

Martin Wagner explains how his team have been looking into the release of oestrogen-like chemicals from in our mineral...

07 February 2010

Meera Senthilingam gets her hands wet and dirty this week to see how the river Cam is kept clean...

02 February 2010

Researchers at Cambridge’s Babraham Institute have identified a factor that helps to stop nerves from degenerating....

31 January 2010

Just what is Augmented Reality? Dr Tom Drummond, from Cambridge University's Machine Intelligence Laboratory,...

31 January 2010

Virtual Reality is a computer simulated version of the real world. Meera Senthilingam has been exploring the use of...

31 January 2010

Augmented reality headsets may find a perfect home miles above the surface of Earth, helping astronauts to repair and...

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...

24 January 2010

Meera Senthilingam explores how munitions are designed and tested to ensure they only detonate when they're...

24 January 2010

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

17 January 2010

We discover the geology behind the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti...