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 - 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.

  

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.

 

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