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 - March 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

John and Lynn’s  first guests this morning are Eric Miller, CEO and Dana Kunz, Chief Operating Officer for Avi-on a company that designs and builds simple blue-tooth controls for home automation. Once headquartered in California, Avi-on has moved to Park City. . The 2nd guest this morning is Dr. Michael Osterholm who has written Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs.

Cool Science Radio - March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017

 John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with freelance writer Samanth Subramanian who writes in Wired Magazine this month about some of the origins of fake news, in Veles, Macedonia.

 

Then, have you ever solved a Rubik's Cube?  Have you ever solved it in less than 30 seconds?  That little cube that was invented in Hungary in 1974, by a guy who put it together with wood blocks, rubber bands and paper clips. We speak with journalist and storyteller, Ian Sheffler, about his book, "Cracking the Cube."  

 

Cool Science Radio - March 2, 2017

Mar 2, 2017

John and guest co-host Jack Rubin visit with Peter Watson who has written CONVERGENCE: The Idea at the Heart of Science. Watson delivers a fascinating history of science over the past 150 years that offers a powerful argument...that many disparate scientific branches are converging on the same truths. Guest number two is Ben Reed, Deputy Director for NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects.

Cool Science Radio - February 23, 2107

Feb 23, 2017

JW and Lynn’s guest this morning is Andrew Parker who is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City. They have a new exhibit that just opened Alien Worlds and Androids. Alien Worlds and Androids bring guests face-to-face with worlds far beyond their own, and introduce the technology that takes them there. The question “are we alone in the universe” has fascinated mankind for centuries. Leonardo’s latest exhibit will help us understand the possibilities and encourage our imaginations.

Cool Science Radio - February 9, 2016

Feb 10, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with environmental writer McKay Jenkins, how has written an exhaustive account of GMO's.  His new book is called, "Food Fight:  GMO's and the Future of the American Diet."  

Then, an exploration into the concept of time, with New Yorker staff writer and National Book Award Finalist, Alan Burdick.  He explores the topic that we all think about, but never talk about in this depth: time.  Burdick's book is,  "Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Exploration."

Cool Science Radio - January 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017

Lynn and John’s first guest this morning is Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, Research Physical Scientist and GPM Applications Scientist at NASA Goddard. GPM stands for the Global Precipitation and Measurement Satellite. The GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. The 2nd guest this morning is Bill Andrews who is the Senior Associate Editor for Discover Magazine. Every year at this time Discover publishes their pick of the top 100 science stories of 2016.

Cool Science Radio - January 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017

Today Lynn and John talk to Max Rogers, the program director of Net Smarz  - a group which teaches digital citizenship,  the skill that all of us, especially our children, must develop to exist in a digital world and how the influences and impacts must be controlled. In the second segment, they speak with Margo Lee Shetterly, author of the book, Hidden Figures, which tells the story of brilliant African American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of John Glenn into orbit.

Cool Science Radio - January 5, 2017

Jan 5, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest this morning is Bill Andrews who is the Senior Associate Editor for Discover Magazine. Every year at this time Discover publishes their pick of the top 100 science stories of 2016. The 2nd guest this morning is Marc Saltzman. He is a Syndicated Technology Journalist who writes about the latest in consumer electronics. Saltzman is attending the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.

Cool Science Radio - December 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

John and Lynn’s first guest this morning is Mark Sunday who is the chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle. He is responsible for providing global communications, computing, and security infrastructure that enables Oracle’s internal business operations as well as a variety of hosting and education services for Oracle customers. The 2nd guest is Paul Halpern who has written Einstein’s Dice and Schrodinger’s Cat...How Two Men Battled to Create a Unified Theory of Physics.

Cool Science Radio - December 15, 2016

Dec 15, 2016

Today Lynn and guest co-host Chris Cherniak begin with a conversation with Dr. Regan Zane from Utah State University about an electric charging track that has been piloted for the last few years.  This charging track would allow electric vehicles to drive over it and get an additional electric charge. The second guest on the program is Dr. Brian  Bennet who is opening a new business in Park City to allow private individuals access to a super resolution microscope.

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