Cool Science Radio http://kpcw.org en Cool Science Radio April 17, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-april-17-2014 <p></p><p>Lynn and guest host Tim talk to Simon Head, author of "Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans", arguing that systems have come to trump human expertise .Then, Brent Andersen, Founder of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, which opened its new facilities in Draper. It's the 9th largest aquarium in the nation.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:36:59 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & Tim Henney 12312 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio April 17, 2014 Cool Science Radio - April 10, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-april-10-2014 <p></p><p>Lynn and John talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite with Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum of NASA. Part of the mission's goal is to improve forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters. This leads to the next guest, Jacob Lowenstern, Scientist in charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Yellowstone National Park sits atop one of the world's largest super-volcanos.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:49:17 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 12076 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - April 10, 2014 Cool Science Radio - April 3, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-april-3-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">John and Lynn start with "America's funniest science writer", Mary Roach with her new book "Gulp: Adventures On The Alimentary Canal". Then, Dr. Pearl Sandick, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah. Pearl talks about the discovery of ripples in space that may provide validation of the Big Bang Theory.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:45:58 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 11707 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - April 3, 2014 Cool Science Radio - March 27, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-march-27-2014 <p></p><p>Lynn and John have a discussion with Naveena Sadasivam, reporter at <em>ProPublica</em>, an independent non-profit news room, about possible health implications of hydro fracking. Karen Wilkinson is the second guest. She is the co-author, with Mike Petrich, of <em><a href="http://smile.amazon.com/The-Art-Tinkering-Karen-Wilkinson/dp/1616286091/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1395961321&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=The+Art+of+Tinkering">The Art of Tinkering</a></em>, a celebration of what it means to tinker: take things apart and build art that is part of science and technology.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:06:12 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 11454 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - March 27, 2014 Cool Science Radio - March 20, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-march-20-2014 <p></p><p>John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Lev Grossman, author of last month's <em>TIME </em>magazine cover story,&nbsp; <em>Quantum Leap: Inside the Tangled Quest for the Future of Computing.</em></p><p>Then Craig Aaron, CEO of Free Press about net neutrality and the recently announced merger between Comcast and Time Warner.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:27:10 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 11178 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - March 20, 2014