Interviews with Scientists

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

03 April 2011

Meera and Dave have been to Cambridge University’s Engineering Department to look at the research they’re doing there...

03 April 2011

As the power of mobile communication devices increases, they’re demanding progressively faster data transmission rates...

03 April 2011

With mobile communications playing an increasingly major part in our lives, many people are worried about the potential...

27 March 2011

An important resource that we find in deep dark places are the metals and minerals we need for industry and everyday...

27 March 2011

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that's becoming increasingly common; in fact, the incidence of the disease has...

27 March 2011

We are looking at life that flourishes in the absence of input from the Sun, in other words, some of the most...

27 March 2011

It’s not just rock that can block sunlight: water does too, and you need only descend a few hundred metres to enter the...

27 March 2011

Another source of energy for deep sea species is the bodies of whales and other animals that fall to the sea bed. Nick...

25 March 2011

Dr Dan Stark explains what we're looking for at the very edge of our observational limits...

25 March 2011

How do you communicate the concept of the Cosmic Microwave Background to families and children. Andrew Pontzen...

25 March 2011

Katie Birkwood introduces us to Sir Fred Hoyle, through the objects he left with St John's College, Cambridge...

25 March 2011

Dominic Ford explains what an Astrolabe is, and how you can make one at home...

25 March 2011

Louise Ogden continues her series looking at our large telescopes by introducing the Chandra x-ray observatory...

25 March 2011

What goes on at an Institute of Astronomy open day? Carolin Crawford explains what happens once the doors are opened...

20 March 2011

Brian Greene, author of "The Hidden Reality" explains the possibility and probability of there being more...

20 March 2011

Also this week, a pair of papers in the journal Nature have shed some light on how human sperm cells react to the...

20 March 2011

One of the most promising technologies for tackling rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is known as ‘Carbon...

20 March 2011

Any hypothesis on multiverses will remain just that, a hypothesis, until experimental physicists can find observations...

20 March 2011

Meera and Dave have been out to the Diamond synchrotron, an electron accelerator, based in Didcot, Oxfordshire where...

17 March 2011

‘Spear throwers’ are long sticks with hooked ends that are used to hurl spears accurately over long distances. They are...

17 March 2011

Dr Papadopoulos takes us through depictions of warriors in ancient Aegean art.

17 March 2011

A new study sheds doubt on the long held idea that Homo sapiens evolved from East Africa...

17 March 2011

Stone tools and animal remains from 12,000 years ago have been found in the Californian channel islands.

17 March 2011

New evidence suggests humans used fire as early as 400,000 years ago. This coincides with the date Neanderthals are...