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 - 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.

Cool Science Radio - November 9, 2017

Nov 9, 2017

Today on Cool Science John and Lynn’s guests are Chris Fischer,  Chairman and Expedition Leader for OCEARCH. Fischer’s company is a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking and studying great white and tiger sharks and  Dr. Mitch Goldberg, Chief Scientist for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System which launches November 14th. This satellite will provide significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. 

Cool Science Radio - October 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017

Today on Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with CEOs of 4 very different companies..Trevor Rudderham manufactures silicon carbide fiber for 3D printing and ceramic technologies, Anu Vaid builds systems to better connect schools with families to improve student outcomes and school success. Ray Rothrock  builds network modeling systems and a risk scoring platform that allows enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events. Our final CEO, Brett Moore  designs and builds delivery systems for a wide range of first responder I.V. Applications.

Cool Science Radio - October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

On Cool Science Radio this morning John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with web consultant Sara  Wachter - Boettcher about how in technology, sexism and cultural and ethnic bias abounds  -- from ride-hailing app's to Siri. Then they speak with investigative journalist Adam Piore about advances in bioengineering from regenerating limbs to overcoming amnesia.

Cool Science Radio - October 5, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

john Wells and guest co-host Jack Rubin's first guest is Geoff Dembicki who has written ARE WE SCREWED?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change. In his book Dembicki makes the argument that environmentally conscious young people are our best hope for slowing climate change.   The second  guest this morning is   famed paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara who has written WHY DINOSAURS MATTER.

Cool Science Radio - September 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Jason Fagone about his book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, the true story of Elizabeth Smith who in the early 1900’s played an integral role in cracking codes for the National Security Agency, intercepting foreign communications to glean intelligence. Then they’ll speak with Mark Anderson and Sharon Anderson Morris of the Future in Review Conference on science and technology taking place October 11-13 at Stein Ericksen Lodge. 

Cool Science Radio - September 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017

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 guest is Leonard Susskind who along with  Art Friedman, has written 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.

  

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