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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Science & Technology
11:39 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Cool Science Radio - October 2, 2014

In this show, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence,  who addresses what it'll soon be like to live amongst a generation that has never known life without absence, the loss of lack. . The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished. There’s no true “free time” when you carry a smartphone. Today’s rarest commodity is the chance to be alone with your own thoughts. Also Bruce Jankosky about the NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars.

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Science & Technology
10:56 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Cool Science Radio - September 25, 2014

On this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells interview Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking). Sheila Crowell, Psychology professor at University of Utah talks about the increased visual realism of 3-D films. Also Lauren Lockey from Sage Mountain Animal Rescue discusses the documentary screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

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Science & Technology
4:20 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Cool Science Radio - September 18, 2014

On this weeks show, a leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more and successful kids. Also the author of War of the Whales.

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Science & Technology
11:24 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Cool Science Radio - September 11, 2014

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome University of Utah computer scientist Robert Ricci about a new facility for researchers studying cloud computing. Also Felipe Ramos Lorenzo, who was on a team that discovered an 8,000 year old mutation that is key to human life at high altitude, joins the show. Lastly,Lynn and John talk big data with Christian Rudder, the author of Dataclysm.

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State & Regional
11:48 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 28, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, co-hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dr. Erik Syrstad of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University. He joined the show to talk about his new invention - an Imaging Dispersive Energy Analyzer - and what it can be used for. Dr. David Belnap from the University Of Utah then joined the show to talk about his work with viruses at the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory.

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State & Regional
12:44 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 21, 2014

Day Four of the KPCW Summer Pledge Drive continues and as part of Cool Science Radio, our friends from Nexus IT joined the show to talk about all things science, especially computers, IT and such. Don't forget to support KPCW during the Pledge Drive; use 435-649-9004 or right here on kpcw.org.

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State & Regional
3:05 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 14, 2014

On this episode of Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn welcomed Michael Harris, author of The End Of Absence. They talked about how rare it is these days to get un-connected and be alone with your thoughts. Former city mayor Dana Williams then joined the show to talk about aphids, otherwise known as plant lice. Is there anything Dana doesn't know about?

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State & Regional
2:44 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 7, 2014

On this episode of Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John get the low down on the history of alcohol during a conversation with Adam Rodgers, author of Proof: The Science Of Booze. Joshua Shenk then joined the show to talk about the power of creative pairings. His book is Powers Of Two.

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State & Regional
11:15 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 31, 2014

Weather data and online security are a few of the topics on this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio. Hosts John and Lynn were first joined by Mark Hurst, Executive Vice President with Tempus Global Data. They talked about some new systems being put together by Tempus to help deliver the next generation of weather data. Alain Ghiai, CEO of the Swiss company GlobeX Data then joined the show to to talk about online security and how you can improve yours.

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State & Regional
5:28 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery.

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