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 - September 21, 2017

4 hours ago

In the first segment of the program, JW and Lynn talk with Ivy Estabrooke who is the Executive Director of USTAR, an acronym that stands for Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative. USTAR was established in 2006 to leverage science and technology innovation to diversify Utah’s knowledge economy. They will talk with Ivy about programs, research, partnerships and more. The second guests are Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman, the authors of SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND CLASSICAL FIELD THEORY The Theoretical Minimum.

Today on Cool Science Radio, the physics, technology and art of Time Travel will be explored - is it illusion, or it it real?  Then, adventures in animal neuroscience and how dogs have been trained to lie in MRI scanners so scientists can see how they think, feel and truly experience life, beyond what we humans assign to them."

Cool Science Radio - September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

John Wells and guest co-host Jack Rubin’s first guest is JULIAN GUTHRIE who has written HOW TO MAKE A SPACESHIP: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight. The 2nd guest is Dr. Linda Spilker who is the Cassini Project Scientist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California. Cassini is the largest and the most sophisticated planetary orbiter ever built. She was launched in October of 1997. She arrived in the Saturn system almost 7 years later after traveling 1 billion miles.

  

Cool Science Radio - August 31, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek explore eye health after the eclipse and beyond, with Opthamologist Dr. Barbara Wirostko.  Then they speak with Kathryn Miles, an award-winning journalist who has written a book called, "Quakeland," about where the next significant earthquake might hit. It's closer than you'd like, Park City.

Cool Science Radio - August 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Victoria Bruce who has written SELLOUT: How Washington Gave Away America’s Technological Soul, and One Man’s Fight to Bring it Home.  In SELLOUT, Victoria Bruce tells the true story of how the US became 100% reliant on China for all its major defense systems. The 2nd guests are Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman who have written A MIND AT PLAY: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age.

Cool Science Radio - August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek explore the brain's response to music with Dr. Neal Barnard who is a doctor and researcher by day, musician by night.  Then they speak with Washington Post Reporter and author Dan Zak who has written a book exploring the upsides and the perils of the US nuclear arsenal.

 

Cool Science Radio - August 3, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

John and Lynn’s first  guest is Steve Ellis, CEO of Vutiliti. Vutiliti enables residential, commercial and government users to view their utility usage be it gas, water or electric in real-time. Their product helps users to become aware of utility costs, drives down utility bills, and conserves the natural resources used in utility generation. The 2nd guest is  a previously aired episode.....Mark O’Connell who has written THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MAN: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs. The book is about Dr. J.

Cool Science Radio - July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Alex Butwinski talk about the food science behind energy bars with industry professionals Emily Karz of ProBar and Drew Braithwaite of Chapul.Then best-selling author Ben Mezrich joins us to chat about his new bookWoolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures. Mezrich wrote, among others, the book The Accidental Billionaires which became the movie The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook. This book on the science behind the revival of the Wooly Mammoth is just as intriguing, we promise.

Cool Science Radio - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

John and Lynn’s  first guest is Charles Bacon who is the Enabling Technology Systems Engineer for NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division. The ability to robotically service satellites offers many advantages over current astronaut involved missions. Many of the technologies being developed for this autonomous ability will also be used in future Mars missions. The 2nd guest is Mario Livio who has written WHY: What Makes Us Curious. The ability to ask “why” is uniquely human, and yet there is still no definitive scientific consensus about why that is.

Cool Science Radio - July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are out on vacation this week.  We  rebroadcast two of their favorite recent interviews.  One is with a local entrepreneur and Park City resident, Geoff Atkinson who runs the company, Huckabuy, out of the co-working space on Main Street.  They interviewed Geoff in June. Then, in the second half, we rebroadcast an interview with Mary Roach who has written, "GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War."

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