Tagged: engineering

scientist 23: the engineer – Bloodhound the fastest car on earth (2012)

Roger Frost finds out about Bloodhound, an engineering initiative for students to build the world’s fastest car. He speaks with Ian Galloway, Bloodhound’s Education Professional Development Director about the bid to break the world...

Ensuring quality wheat at CAMGRAIN – 105science

This podcast is about what happens when wheat leaves the farm. We take up the story after the August crop harvest and speak with Dr Andrew Wingate who tells how CAMGRAIN deliver quality assured wheat. Presented by...

Fracking for shale gas and purifying fracking water – 105science

Fracking was once uneconomic, but today’s energy crisis has led to new options. Just as the government has issued licences to drill in the UK, so too there have been protests in the UK....

Fluid physics and chemical engineering with Dr Mark Haw – 105science

Hear about measuring the properties of materials that are not just solids or liquids or gases but are all three in one. The soil under your feet is one such material – it is of course a solid...

Civil Engineering with Professor Robert Mair – 105science

Asking someone to send you an “engineer” will conjure up all sorts of people who build and fix things. But today’s show is about civil engineers. Professor Robert Mair of the University of Cambridge...

Aerodynamics – Professor Holger Babinsky – 105science

This week we find out about aerodynamics and what it involves. We meet Professor Holger Babinsky at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He talks about wind tunnels and the need for bumps on aeroplane wings.  Listen to the...

The Nissan LEAF electricity powered car – 105science

About the technology behind the world’s best selling electric vehicle. Called the Nissan LEAF, it’s a car to drive across town with the thought that you’re not pumping out pollution, or adding to the traffic noise...

Bioengineering research in Cambridge – 105science

Dr Michelle Oyen is a Reader in bioengineering at the University of Cambridge. Dy Oyen explains how materials science can be put to use in medicine where there’s a need to create surgical implants and new tissues....

A building scientist’s home + Infra red and the Mona Lisa – 105science

Building scientist David Crowther explains how a heat pump, underfloor heating and good insulation keep his Cambridge house warm. He was talking to the Science Show’s Nicola Terry. And with news of the discovery of...

How houses lose heat + Scientists who help the choice of materials – 105science

Dr Ray Galvin talks about ways that our houses lose heat. He suggests that we might look at dehumidifiers and heat pumps to reduce our energy  bill. Stuart Dye from Granta Design explains how...