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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 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.

 

Cool Science Radio - August 3, 2017

Aug 3, 2017

John and Lynn’s first  guest is Steve Ellis, CEO of Vutiliti. Vutiliti enables residential, commercial and government users to view their utility usage be it gas, water or electric in real-time. Their product helps users to become aware of utility costs, drives down utility bills, and conserves the natural resources used in utility generation. The 2nd guest is  a previously aired episode.....Mark O’Connell who has written THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MAN: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs. The book is about Dr. J.

Cool Science Radio - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

John and Lynn’s  first guest is Charles Bacon who is the Enabling Technology Systems Engineer for NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division. The ability to robotically service satellites offers many advantages over current astronaut involved missions. Many of the technologies being developed for this autonomous ability will also be used in future Mars missions. The 2nd guest is Mario Livio who has written WHY: What Makes Us Curious. The ability to ask “why” is uniquely human, and yet there is still no definitive scientific consensus about why that is.

Cool Science Radio - July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are out on vacation this week.  We  rebroadcast two of their favorite recent interviews.  One is with a local entrepreneur and Park City resident, Geoff Atkinson who runs the company, Huckabuy, out of the co-working space on Main Street.  They interviewed Geoff in June. Then, in the second half, we rebroadcast an interview with Mary Roach who has written, "GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War."

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