University of Utah

Cool Science Radio December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Andrew Shtulman about how intuitive theories about science are often incorrect. Then they talk about an award-winning project, BioEyes, from the University of Utah. This project brings science to second graders at McPolin Elementary in the form of single-celled organisms that grow into the beating hearts of Zebra fish larvae, this happens all within one week of school. Can genetic engineering save the Galapagos Islands? Final guest on today's show Steve Hall of Scientific American join John and Lynn to explore this topic.

 

On This Green Earth this morning Chris and Nell speak with students from BYU and the University of Utah on how they are collaborating with, and competing against, each other on climate change education, awareness and initiatives.  Then they speak with the Western Environmental Law Center about the Department of Interior's recent attempts to delay the implementation of a rule which would reduce the amount of methane gas emitted into the atmosphere from natural gas wells and distribution systems.     

In this podcast of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Joseph Moore, from the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah.  Then they interview David Brock, co-author of Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary.

In todays edition of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn interview Benjamin Bromley, University of Utah Professor of Physics and Astronomy. Then it's Michael Shermer, author of The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.

In this edition of The Mountain Life, there are many things that  high altitude can produce – low birth weight, shortness of breath, headaches – but depression and suicide?  One researcher at the University of Utah says yes.   Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney speak with Dr. Perry Renshaw, professor of psychiatry.

In this edition Of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Eric Eide, University of Utah research assistant professor of computer science. Then it's  Cory Doctorow, author of: Information Doesn’t Want to be Free.

 

Cool Science Radio - August 28, 2014

Aug 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.

Lynn started today's show with a conversation about concussions with Chris Nowinski, author of Head Games - Football's Concussion Crisis. They discussed the potentially serious injury a concussion can be, especially for young people involved in sports. Lynn also spoke with Dr. Craig Bryan, a University Of Utah professor of Psychology who specializes in depression and suicide. With all the discussion in the wake of the loss of Robin Williams, it's a good time to remember all the resources available that can help those who struggle with such a condition.

In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts join hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.

Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies

Jul 20, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gale Dick, a former University of Utah physics professor and co-founder of the Utah environmental group Save Our Canyons, has died at the age of 88.

Tim Dick told The Sale Lake Tribune that his father died Friday at a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

The Rhodes scholar's love of the Wasatch Mountains prompted him to co-found Save Our Canyons in 1972 and to work to protect wilderness.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says he considered Dick to be an important adviser on environmental issues affecting Wasatch canyons.

Pages