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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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.

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." 

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.

Cool Science Radio - October 3, 2013

Oct 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cool Science Radio - September 5, 2013

Sep 5, 2013

KPCW introduces the new Public Affairs Hour "Cool Science Radio", hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells. Cool Science Radio is a weekly show about science and technology that makes complex science and technology topics, understandable, accessible and entertaining. Their first guests are Jeff Stible, author of "Breakpoint: Why The Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, and Everything You Need To Know About Technology Is In Your Brain". Then, Lynn Ingram, coauthor of "The West Without Water".

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