Interviews with Scientists

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

19 April 2009

On the 19th April 1943, Dr Albert Hoffman tested a substance he had derived from Ergot, and discovered it's strong...

19 April 2009

This month's technology update looks at 'home-brew' technology and a step towards interactive, hands...

13 April 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1923, purified extracts of the hormone insulin being made widely available for the...

06 April 2009

On the 7th of April 2001, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft was launched to orbit and survey Mars. It has supplied vital...

05 April 2009

Meera took the opportunity to visit Shamwari Game Reserve, to see the animals there and discover the changing role of...

05 April 2009

The Born Free Foundation rescues abused animals, and allows them to live out the rest of their lives in natural...

05 April 2009

The Naked Scientists Live Show - Crisp Packet Fireworks, played to sold out houses in Grahamstown and Cape Town. Meera...

05 April 2009

Fossils of the Coeacanth fish over 70 million years old are well known, but it was not until 1938 that a living...

05 April 2009

The black Rhinocerous is critically endangered, but a research project at Addo National Elephant Reserve hopes to both...

05 April 2009

Childhood vaccination has seen tuberculosis all but wiped out in the UK, with cases few and far between. Not so in...

30 March 2009

This week in science history, in 1981, saw the issuing of a patent to for a genetically modified Pseudomonas bacterium...

29 March 2009

Much of the Naked Scientists team is down in South Africa this week. We had a chance to catch up with Meera to find out...

29 March 2009

Richard Barnett takes us on a tour of some of the places, characters and events of medical London.

29 March 2009

Vivian Nutton explains how medical discoveries and investigations were conducted over 1,800 years ago in the Classical...

29 March 2009

Chris Howe explains how methods used to analyse mutations in DNA across generations can be applied to ancient...

29 March 2009

Tilli Tansey takes us through the process of making medical history from the last century; including the breakthroughs...

29 March 2009

Opthalmologist, Peter Watson, has taken a fresh look at portraits of Galileo which point to a swelling around his eye...

23 March 2009

This Week in Science History saw, in 1993, the discovery by a team in America of the single gene involved in Huntington...

22 March 2009

The European Space Agency has launched the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer, or GOCE for short...

22 March 2009

What's involved in computer research and can we make computers genuinely intelligent?

22 March 2009

How the guys at Second Life build their virtual environment and why bots with artifical intelligence might be...

22 March 2009

Writer of the DOS game Theme Park, Demis applies his programming techniques to understanding the mechanics of the human...

16 March 2009

This week in 1853 saw the death of Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and father of the Doppler effect - one of the...

15 March 2009

Post Prandial simply means "after dinner" - as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, the Whipple Museum of...