Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

Credit Mark Maziarz

From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche.

From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology.

Deciphering science and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way.

If we can understand it, so can you. 

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Cool Science Radio - January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018

Today's first guest is author Daniel Pink, who will discuss his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, already a New York Times bestseller. In the second half of the show, we'll learn about SUBPAC, a wearable subwoofer that allows you to experience music in a new way, according to John Alexiou, SUBPAC's president, who joins Lynn and JW to talk about this interesting technology.

Cool Science Radio - January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

John and Lynn’s first guest is Bill Andrews, senior associate editor of Discover. His team has been hard at work assembling their annual Discover "Top 100 Science Stories 2017" special issue which includes "Spacecraft Juno Delivers Jupiter’s Secrets", "Age Is Just A Number (Of Neural Stems Cells)", and "Who Or What Is Sending Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) From Deep Space?".  John and Lynn next speak with Sarah Murphy, STEM educator from the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, who will be talking about the Bill Nye: Science Guy documentary.

Cool Science Radio - January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018

This month's Scientific American explores bitcoin and blockchain technology in an 18-page special report. Tune to hear the report's editor, Jen Schwartz, discuss cryptocurrency with Lynn and John.  Next, learn the science of why alcohol is like poison, not just for some of us, but for all of us as Cool Science Radio speaks with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind.

Cool Science Radio December 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017

On today's show John and Lynn speak with guest Dr. Joel Green who is a project scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Dr. Green will discuss future space telescopes beyond the Hubble. And on the second half of the show they will speak with Park City High students; freshman Slade Schemmer, junior Caden Schindler, senior Zina Horman and sophomore Iva Chho who represented the all-girls team, Ultimum Dominarum. Their teams the Robominers, Inconceivables and Nuclear Minds all made it to the semi finals with the Robominers winning it all. 

Cool Science Radio December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Andrew Shtulman about how intuitive theories about science are often incorrect. Then they talk about an award-winning project, BioEyes, from the University of Utah. This project brings science to second graders at McPolin Elementary in the form of single-celled organisms that grow into the beating hearts of Zebra fish larvae, this happens all within one week of school. Can genetic engineering save the Galapagos Islands? Final guest on today's show Steve Hall of Scientific American join John and Lynn to explore this topic.

 

Cool Science Radio - December 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017

John and Lynn's first guest is NASA's Dr. Compton Tucker. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. Dr. Tucker will join us to talk about how this view of life from space is furthering knowledge of our home planet and the search for life on other worlds.  There were 17 named storms during the 2017 hurricane season which will go on record as the most expensive hurricane season in US History. John and Lynn visit with  Dr. Scott Braun from NASA.

Cool Science Radio - December 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017

John and Lynn speak with best-selling author of seven books, Steven Johnson, who is back with a book called "Wonderland:  How Play Made the Modern world," about how innovation throughout history has been linked to sheer amusement. Then, a conversation about computer science, engineering, and digital design with students of the PC CAPS program at Park City High School and their teacher and mentor.

Cool Science Radio - November 30, 2107

Nov 30, 2017

Lynn and Dave’s  guests will be Zakiya Tomlinson, Robotic Systems Engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. You've heard about self-driving cars...NASA's talking about self-driving robotic satellite repair. Their 2nd guest will be Drew Ehrgott, Design Director of the Leonardo Museum. They will be talking with Drew about new exhibits that will be opening at the Leonardo.

Cool Science Radio - November 16, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

John and Lynn go into the science of the most common but most mysterious procedure in medicine.  For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is the source of great fear and fascination. Cool Science Radio speaks with Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo who has written a book called Counting Backwards: A Doctor's Notes on Anesthesia.   Then the October edition of Scientific American published an article called Journey into Gunland.  According to the article, More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show.

Cool Science Radio - October 12, 2017

Nov 10, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Will Perego, CEO of 24-Hour Solar Roof. The second guests are John Heintz, Co- Founder & CEO Murray Cantor and C0-Founder & CTO of Aptage.  The final guests on the program are Shane Fox, Co- Founder & CEO Vishal Singh , C0-Founder & CTO of LINK3D.

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