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 - April 20, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

 

  Today Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Kitty Ferguson who has written a book called,  "Lost Science: Astonishing Tales of Forgotten Genius."  She talks about 10 individuals who played a role, however obscure, in forming the science we treasure today.  

 

John’s first guest is Dr. Andrew Shapiro, the manager of early stage innovation for the Space Technology Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He talked with him about current projects and managing a lab where ideas become concepts, possibly projects and even part of a mission for robotic and manned space exploration.The 2nd guest this morning is Bill Andrews who is the Senior Associate Editor for Discover Magazine. John talks with Bill about what’s new in the world of Googles AI Machine.

Cool Science Radio - April 6, 2017

Apr 6, 2017

Today in the program, Lynn and John talk algorhythms.  Their guest Ali Almossawi explains how we can have fun and see the usefulness of algorhyyhms.  Then they visit with Eric Miller and Dana Kunz, the founders of Avi-on, a turnkey lighting and home control platform that makes smart lighting easy to install, easy to change and easy to live with.  

Cool Science Radio - March 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

On today’s program, Lynn and John start talking about Design Thinking with several designers who collaborate on innovation within Paypal.  They talk with Darwin Lui and Parker Kuncl, several of the speakers who will be in Park City next week for the Thin Air Festival. Then, Josh Hobson joins them in studio talking about the March of Science Park City, coming to town on April 22.

Cool Science Radio - March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Hubble Picture of Eagle Nebula

John and guest co-host Jack Ruben’s  first guest this morning is Dr. Carrie Nugent who has written, Astroid Hunters. What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit this little planet of ours? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter—part of a group of scientists working to map our cosmic neighborhood. For the first time ever, we are reaching the point where we may be able to prevent the horrible natural disaster that would result from an asteroid collision.  The 2nd guest this morning is Dr.

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."

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