Interviews with Scientists

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

18 July 2010

On the 16th of July 1945, the project code name Trinity was put into action. Trinity was the first test of an atomic...

17 July 2010

During a period of the Bronze Age around 2000-700BC there was a strong cultural tendancy to cremate the dead. Why was...

17 July 2010

Using mitochondrial DNA, Ugo Perego has shown that the peopling of the Americas thousands of years ago was far more...

17 July 2010

Using state-of-the-art laser scanning technology, a team led by Gary Staab has made an exact replica of Tutankhamun...

11 July 2010

In the wild, a gene that produces an organism’s chances of surviving increases their odds of reproducing. It’s usually...

11 July 2010

We explore photodynamic therapy and photochemical internalisation - cancer treatments involving lasers...

11 July 2010

A new technique is being developed that uses lasers to look at individual molecules. This could be used for faster...

11 July 2010

A few weeks ago on the Naked Scientists, we heard how a highly focused laser beam can be used as if it were a pair of...

08 July 2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill added to the long list of problems that already threaten the Louisiana wetlands....

08 July 2010

In 1996 the Sea Empress tanker ran aground spilling oil onto 120 miles of Welsh coastline. Helen visits West Angle Bay...

08 July 2010

Oil spills not only cause problems for the shores they wash up on but also impact open ocean ecosystems. Amy Hirons...

08 July 2010

Blue Ocean Institute president, Carl Safina, chooses our first critter of the month.

08 July 2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill added to the long list of problems that already threaten the Louisiana wetlands....

08 July 2010

In 1996 the Sea Empress tanker ran aground spilling oil onto 120 miles of Welsh coastline. Helen visits West Angle Bay...

08 July 2010

Oil spills not only cause problems for the shores they wash up on but also impact open ocean ecosystems. Amy Hirons...

08 July 2010

Blue Ocean Institute president, Carl Safina, chooses our first critter of the month.

04 July 2010

Researchers in America have used a very powerful x-ray laser to strip away the electrons from an atom of neon. But...

04 July 2010

Believe it or not - drilling into a volcano can be a great way to understand the processes going on underfoot. The...

04 July 2010

The key to understanding the behaviour of a volcano must lie, partly at least, in understanding the plumbing system...

04 July 2010

Gillian Foulger expalins how volcanoes form, and how certain types of volcano may not form in the way most geologists...

27 June 2010

Also in the news this week, researchers at Yale University in America have come one step closer to building a...

27 June 2010

As well as helping to keep you in touch with your friends and family, social networking sites like Facebook are...

20 June 2010

A new type of material, one that gets thicker rather than thinner when you stretch it, is being developed by EPSRC...

20 June 2010

With hydrogen tipped as the green fuel of the future, safer, more efficient methods of storage need to be found to make...