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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Science & Technology
11:24 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Cool Science Radio - September 11, 2014

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome University of Utah computer scientist Robert Ricci about a new facility for researchers studying cloud computing. Also Felipe Ramos Lorenzo, who was on a team that discovered an 8,000 year old mutation that is key to human life at high altitude, joins the show. Lastly,Lynn and John talk big data with Christian Rudder, the author of Dataclysm.

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State & Regional
11:48 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 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.

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State & Regional
12:44 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 21, 2014

Day Four of the KPCW Summer Pledge Drive continues and as part of Cool Science Radio, our friends from Nexus IT joined the show to talk about all things science, especially computers, IT and such. Don't forget to support KPCW during the Pledge Drive; use 435-649-9004 or right here on kpcw.org.

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State & Regional
3:05 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 14, 2014

On this episode of Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn welcomed Michael Harris, author of The End Of Absence. They talked about how rare it is these days to get un-connected and be alone with your thoughts. Former city mayor Dana Williams then joined the show to talk about aphids, otherwise known as plant lice. Is there anything Dana doesn't know about?

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State & Regional
2:44 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Cool Science Radio - August 7, 2014

On this episode of Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John get the low down on the history of alcohol during a conversation with Adam Rodgers, author of Proof: The Science Of Booze. Joshua Shenk then joined the show to talk about the power of creative pairings. His book is Powers Of Two.

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State & Regional
11:15 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 31, 2014

Weather data and online security are a few of the topics on this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio. Hosts John and Lynn were first joined by Mark Hurst, Executive Vice President with Tempus Global Data. They talked about some new systems being put together by Tempus to help deliver the next generation of weather data. Alain Ghiai, CEO of the Swiss company GlobeX Data then joined the show to to talk about online security and how you can improve yours.

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State & Regional
5:28 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery.

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State & Regional
11:43 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014

Author Rebecca Coffee joined John (Wells) and Beth (Fratkin) to talk about stress and her recent article for Discover Magazine, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Stress. National Geographic Host Jason Silva then joined the show to talk about NatGeo's Expedition Granted. Jason is the host of NatGeo's Brain Games.

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State & Regional
1:52 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 10, 2014

In the first segment of today's show, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek spoke with Mary Mazzio, Executive Producer of Underwater Dreams. She wrote and directed this documentary about four teenage boys from the desert who built and undersea robot with parts from Home Depot, etc. Dr. Doug Lemon then joined the show to talk about the challenges of "range anxiety", a big issue for users of electric vehicles. Dr. Lemon is a part of USU's Wireless Power Transfer Team.

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State & Regional
1:09 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 3, 2014

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Hosts John Wells and Alex Butwinski spoke with a couple of authors on today's show, including Alex Wright, author of Cataloging The World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age.  John and Alex also spoke with Michael Blastland, co-author of The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger.

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