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 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.

John and Lynn’s first guest this morning is Andrew Parker, Chief Marketing Officer for the Leonardo Museum. The Leonardo and Women Tech Council (WTC) have partnered to open the Women Innovators exhibit, a highly interactive exhibit showing the impact of women in driving innovation in business and technology. The 2nd guest is Matthew Dunn who has written the Spycatcher series of suspense novels and he has just released A Soldier’s Revenge a fictional book about Will Cochrane a former intelligence officer. 

Cool Science Radio - December 1. 2016

Dec 1, 2016

Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Roger Altizer, from the University of Utah who heads up the Entertainment Arts & Engineering: Master Games Studio, part of the nation’s top gaming department. Then, Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, professors at Stanford University, with their new book, Designing Your Life.

Cool Science Radio - November 17,2016

Nov 17, 2016

John and Lynn’s first guest is Chris Cochella, Founder of Brackitz a company that has developed connect anywhere building toys that connect at any point, any angle, enabling kids (and adults) to design any structure they can imagine....game changer. The 2nd guest is Steven Johnson who’s written a new book WONDERLAND: How Play Made the Modern World. Johnson explores how pursuits born from wonder and delight have led to essential breakthroughs in computing, communication and connecting the world.

Cool Science Radio - November 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Today we speak about snow science.  I mean, because if we talk about snow enough, it may come, right?  We are joined by one of the top snow scientists around.  Drew Hardesty with the Utah Avalanche Center. Then with recent events in our community, we have been alerted to the existence of what many of us had never heard of before – the dark web.  We speak with Earl Foote and Travis Gunn of Nexus IT about what it is  and what can be done to protect ourselves and our children from it. 

Today’s Cool Science Radio program is a special program on Extreme weather. John and Lynn have assembled an esteemed panel to help navigate many of the questions they have. The Panel is composed of Dr. Rob Davies a physicist and Associate of the Utah Climate Center and Brian McInerney who is the Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cool Science Radio - October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

It’s the most popular class at Stanford and its teachers, and now authors of a new book based on the class, are product designers.  They apply the science of product design to designing your life.  It’s wisdom, science, and experience that you shouldn’t miss.  It’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans with, “Designing Your Life:  How to Build a well-Lived Joyful Life.” 

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