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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State & Regional
11:43 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014

Author Rebecca Coffee joined John (Wells) and Beth (Fratkin) to talk about stress and her recent article for Discover Magazine, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Stress. National Geographic Host Jason Silva then joined the show to talk about NatGeo's Expedition Granted. Jason is the host of NatGeo's Brain Games.

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State & Regional
1:52 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 10, 2014

In the first segment of today's show, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek spoke with Mary Mazzio, Executive Producer of Underwater Dreams. She wrote and directed this documentary about four teenage boys from the desert who built and undersea robot with parts from Home Depot, etc. Dr. Doug Lemon then joined the show to talk about the challenges of "range anxiety", a big issue for users of electric vehicles. Dr. Lemon is a part of USU's Wireless Power Transfer Team.

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State & Regional
1:09 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 3, 2014

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Hosts John Wells and Alex Butwinski spoke with a couple of authors on today's show, including Alex Wright, author of Cataloging The World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age.  John and Alex also spoke with Michael Blastland, co-author of The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger.

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Technology
4:53 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Cool Science Radio - June 26, 2014

Lynn and John talk to Jared Heyman, CEO of Crowd Med, an on line crowd-sourced medical diagnosis platform that helps solve difficult medical cases. In the second half, Lynn Sherr, author of "Sally Ride: America's First Woman In Space".

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Science and Technology
12:14 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Cool Science Radio - June 19, 2014

John and Lynn first talk with Graeme Simsion, author of the "Rose Project". He designed the Wife Project to find his perfect partner with a scientifically valid survey. Then, a conversation with Alex Bellos, author of "The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life". This is a journey of mathematical discovery with his wit and enthusiasm.

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Technology
3:07 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Cool Science Radio - June 12, 2014

John and Lynn have a conversation with Sam Kean, author of "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery. For the second half, Dr. Terence Hines, of Pace University and author of a paper examining Einstein's brain.

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Tecnology
11:16 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Cool Science Radio - June 5, 2014

This hour opens with Blake J. Harris, author of "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation". In the second half, students from Park City High CAPS solar team explain their proposal to install a PV solar array panel on the high school. On air to talk about this are Jamie Martin, Nick Miller and Charlie Matthews.

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science and technology
1:56 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Cool Science Radio - May 29, 2014

This show starts out with Allie Wilkinson, science writer for Discover Magazine, who also has had her work in National Geographic News and Scientific America, among others. She'll talk about the article "Top 4 Summer Science Road Trip Destinations". Next, Frank Grasso, the Director of Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College. Frank does research into the Neural, ecological and behavioral foundations of intelligence. The third guest is Park City local, Chris Robinson, who recently won Division of Wildlife Resources Award for his work done on Sage Grouse habitat.

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science and technology
1:30 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Cool Science Radio - May 22, 2014

John and Lynn first talk to Dr. Eric Thacker, Assistant Professor at Utah State University, who studies range management. He explains how how the grazing capacity of any given allotment is determined and how wildlife and cattle get counted. Then, Joseph Finder, author of "Suspicion". Joseph is a New York Times Best Seller and "master of the modern thriller".

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science and technology
12:08 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cool Science Radio - May 15, 2014

Lynn and John spend the first half of the show with Brian Mcinerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service, who talks about the upcoming water year.  In the second half, Zheng Zheng, an assistant professor of Physics and astronomy at the University of Utah, whose team discovered a "hypervelocity star" that may provide clues about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way.

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