Interviews with Scientists

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

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...

20 June 2010

We all know what happens to water when it freezes - it becomes ice. But it does some weird stuff as well, and there are...

20 June 2010

Lithium ion batteries are an essential part of most of our everyday lives. For each different job, you're looking...

13 June 2010

This week saw a historic moment in football, the kick-off of the First World Cup ever to be held in an African nation...

13 June 2010

As well as blanket football coverage, it’s been very hard to miss news about the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico....

13 June 2010

This week, we are celebrating 50 years of the laser and to fill us in on the background of the laser and some of the...

13 June 2010

The field of metrology, or measurement, is something that requires a great deal of accuracy. Meera Senthilingam has...

13 June 2010

One of the many new applications of lasers is in the building of tiny, tiny machines. When handling tiny objects, you...

06 June 2010

It’s an incredibly complicated world inside an ant colony, with different types of ant doing lots of different jobs....

06 June 2010

Increasingly, people are keeping bees in crowded urban environments - Meera Senthilingam caught up with Alison Benjamin...

06 June 2010

We talk to James Nieh about the warning signals used by bees to stop their colonies from entering harmful areas...

30 May 2010

Researchers in Seattle have found that the spiral shape of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is key to its ability to...

30 May 2010

Meera explores the RHS Chelsea Flower show to discover how the help our rainforests and entice wildlife into her garden...

23 May 2010

This week the J Craig Venter Institute announced the creation to huge fanfare of a brand new synthetic microorganism...

23 May 2010

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and as part of that, BioBlitz events will be going on across the...