Interviews with Scientists

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

28 August 2011

Are all genes made equal? In other words, do the protein recipes that they encode all get turned out at the same rate...

28 August 2011

Fungal infections can be deadly, but who would have guessed that yeasts have better directional sense than many humans...

21 August 2011

As air traffic grows, the noise of aircraft is becoming an increasingly important problem. To find out what...

21 August 2011

Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or DMD, is a genetic condition in which sufferers lack the ability to produce dystrophin...

21 August 2011

Carbon capture and storage has been seen by the government as an important way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The...

21 August 2011

Current estimates suggest that there are over half a million people airborne around the planet at any moment in time....

14 August 2011

How can we generate hydrogen quickly and efficiently? Nature has its own way to do this using enzymes called...

14 August 2011

A new global initiative called the Earth Microbiome Project plans to build up a genetic picture of the billions of...

14 August 2011

One of the most important chemical players in nature is the protein. The structure of a protein gives it specific...

14 August 2011

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

14 August 2011

How do manufacturers make chemicals on seriously large industrial scales? We sent Meera Senthilingam and Dave Ansell...

11 August 2011

Breeding seahorses in captivity to supply aquariums aims to help reduce pressure on wild populations.

07 August 2011

How do blood thirsty vampire bats home in on the best place to bite and therefore guarantee achieving a trouble-free...

07 August 2011

Water sports – surfing, body boarding, kite surfing, etc have all become increasingly popular in recent years, but the...

02 August 2011

Over the past year, we’ve met up with lots of marine experts to talk about their work. To delve a little bit deeper...

02 August 2011

A major landmark in ocean science was reached in October 2010 with the completion of the world’s first Census of Marine...

19 July 2011

We explore how carbon dates can be statistically analysed in order to look at prehistoric England and causewayed...

13 July 2011

An exclusive glimpse into the making-of Naked Oceans season one.

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

How should astronomers go about communicating their work? Mark Thompson is President of Norwich Astronomical Society,...

07 July 2011

Climatologists and geologists have developed a number of ways to estimate the temperature on Earth going back a very...

07 July 2011

What would our solar system look like to extra-solar observers? Dr Chris Stark, from the Carnigie Institute in...

07 July 2011

Should we ever want to visit our astronomical neighbours, we will first need to get over a lot of technological,...

07 July 2011

How do we spot planets in the glare of their parent star? Ben Oppenheimer is associate curator of astrophysics at the...