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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12:56 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cool Science Radio - November 14, 2013

This week's show brings in Gil Moore, Director of Projects POPACS, STARSHINE and PrintSat and Adjunct Professor of Physics Utah State University. POPACS main objective is to measure the changes in density of the auroral zone upper atmosphere. In the second half, an encore interview with James Fallon, author of "The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.

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2:50 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Cool Science Radio - November 7, 2013

John and Lynn talk with Brad Stone, author of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon". In the second half, Mike Dunne, Director of Laser Fusion Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is heading up a group showing early positive results in fusion.

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Technology
1:22 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Cool Science Radio October 31, 2013

Today's first guest is Randall Irmis, Paleontology Curator at the Natural History Museum of Utah, explains why the "tiny stuff matters". Then, Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets.

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3:07 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 24, 2013

Today, John Wells welcomes guest host Chris Cherniak. Their first guest is Randy Lewis, USTAR Professor at Utah State University. He talks about how spider silk proteins may form artificial ligaments. Then, Aaron Tilton, President and CEO of Blue Castle Holdings, who served as Vice Chair of the Board for Americans for American Energy.

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2:21 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 17, 2013

Today we talked with Clive Thompson,  contributing writer to Wired and NY Times Magazine and also one of the people chosen to test the Google Glass.  He’ll tell us about that and also talk about his new book called “Smarter Than You Think, How Technology is Changing our Minds for The Better." Then Daniel Leiberman, head of the evolutionary biology department at Harvard., speaks about  his book: "The Story of the Human Body:  Evolution, Health, and Disease." 

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4:10 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 10, 2013

The first guest is Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, School of Computing at University of Utah. Fusing advanced computing and visualization with biomedicine has earned Chris a prestigious award from the  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. Then, David Epstein, author of "The Sports Gene:Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.

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2:34 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 3, 2013

On today's show, Lynn and John have Lauren Strachan in the studio. Lauren is a biomedical scientist whose specialty is stem cells. In the second half, author John Bradshaw, of "Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet". This renowned anthrozoologist  takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat.

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12:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Cool Science Radio - September 26, 2013

Today's first guest is John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, whose research  is focused on jays and ravens. Then, University of Utah electrical engineers, Neal Patwari and Brad Mager, discuss the development of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling.

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12:39 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Cool Science Radio - September 19, 2013

Today's guests are Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience, Natioanal Institute on Aging, proving you can teach an old dog new tricks.Then, Laura DeFrancesco, Senior Editor of Nature Biotechnology, on food safety.

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12:08 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Cool Science Radio - September 12, 2013

Hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek talk to Jared Zeizel, co-author of "A Field Guide To Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics". In the second Half, Pedro Sevilla, researcher on the WISE satelllite program at USU.

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