In this edition of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn welcome the Internet Doctor Jay Izso, author of Got Media Sociology? Then they speak with Jeff Phillips, Assistant Professor of Computer Science to talk about the U’s Big Data Program.
On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, co-hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dr. Erik Syrstad of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University. He joined the show to talk about his new invention - an Imaging Dispersive Energy Analyzer - and what it can be used for. Dr. David Belnap from the University Of Utah then joined the show to talk about his work with viruses at the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory.
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.
Lynn and John talk to Tom Chiller, epidemiologist for the Center for Disease Control, about Valley Fever. Most cases occur in people who live in or travel to the southwestern United States. Then, Dr. Peter Squire, researcher at Office of Naval Research. Navy researchers what to know if those facing the unexpected in the heat of battle can be trained to guess right more often than not.