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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Cool Science Radio - December 1. 2016

Dec 1, 2016

Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Roger Altizer, from the University of Utah who heads up the Entertainment Arts & Engineering: Master Games Studio, part of the nation’s top gaming department. Then, Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, professors at Stanford University, with their new book, Designing Your Life.

Cool Science Radio - November 17,2016

Nov 17, 2016

John and Lynn’s first guest is Chris Cochella, Founder of Brackitz a company that has developed connect anywhere building toys that connect at any point, any angle, enabling kids (and adults) to design any structure they can imagine....game changer. The 2nd guest is Steven Johnson who’s written a new book WONDERLAND: How Play Made the Modern World. Johnson explores how pursuits born from wonder and delight have led to essential breakthroughs in computing, communication and connecting the world.

Cool Science Radio - November 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Today we speak about snow science.  I mean, because if we talk about snow enough, it may come, right?  We are joined by one of the top snow scientists around.  Drew Hardesty with the Utah Avalanche Center. Then with recent events in our community, we have been alerted to the existence of what many of us had never heard of before – the dark web.  We speak with Earl Foote and Travis Gunn of Nexus IT about what it is  and what can be done to protect ourselves and our children from it. 

Today’s Cool Science Radio program is a special program on Extreme weather. John and Lynn have assembled an esteemed panel to help navigate many of the questions they have. The Panel is composed of Dr. Rob Davies a physicist and Associate of the Utah Climate Center and Brian McInerney who is the Senior Hydrologist with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cool Science Radio - October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

It’s the most popular class at Stanford and its teachers, and now authors of a new book based on the class, are product designers.  They apply the science of product design to designing your life.  It’s wisdom, science, and experience that you shouldn’t miss.  It’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans with, “Designing Your Life:  How to Build a well-Lived Joyful Life.” 

Cool Science Radio - October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever heard the expression “The crowd is always smarter than any one individual”. The first guest on the program is Jared Heyman who proves this every day.  Jared is the CEO of Crowd Med. Crowd Med believes the biggest flaw in today’s healthcare system is the expectation that one doctor has all of the answers. John and Lynn’s next guest is Ocearch Founding Chairman Chris Fischer. Since 2007, he has led 26 global research expeditions to advance science and education while unlocking many mysteries surrounding the life history of white sharks and other giants of the ocean.

Cool Science Radio - October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

Lynn and John’s first guest is Art Markman who has answers as to how our brain works and why we behave the way we do in his new book, Brain Briefs. Guest number two is Chuck English, in charge of snowmaking at Deer Valley. 

Cool Science Radio - October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

The FIRe conference is in it’s 14th year and The Economist named the Future in Review Conference the best technology conference in the world. Today’s show will be comprised of additional interviews that were taped during the conference.John and Lynn’s first guests are in fact a panel representing 4 bio tech firms and a venture capitol firm that have come together for a common cause to treat undiagnosed illnesses. The  second guest is Ray Gibbs, CEO of Haydale a graphene provider in the UK. The third guest is Caitlin Cameron who is the Chair and CEO of OhToe Nexus Medical technologies.

Cool Science Radio - September 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

John Wells broadcasts live from the FIRe (Future in Review) conference that is in its 3rd day at Stein Errickson’s Lodge in Park City. The Economist has named the Future in Review Conference the best technology conference in the world.  John’s first guest is Bibop Gresta, Chairman and COO of Hyperloop Technologies. Guest number two is Mark Anderson, Founder and CEO of Strategic News Service, CEO, SNS Conference Corp and Chairman of FiRe (future in review conference) named by the Economist as the best technology conference in the world.

Cool Science Radio - September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

John and Lynn’s first  guest is Richard A. Muller, author of Now: The Physics of Time .  “Now” is a simple yet elusive concept. You are reading the word “now” right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment “now” so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond.

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