Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

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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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In todays edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells discuss everything from cyber warfare, to the geeks, hackers and geniuses who created the digital revolution.  First up, Shane Harris,  a national correspondent for the Daily Beast to talk about the rise of the Military-Internet Complex in his new book At War. Then it's Walter Issacson the  the author of the definitive biography of Steve Jobs, back with a new book:  The Innovators:  How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. 

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and  John Wells welcome Dr. Barry Cooper, author of Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. They also explore space in their conversation with Charlie Precourt, a former NASA Astronaut.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells talk hops, how it's locally picked and brewed. Then Daniel Goldman from Georgia Institute of Technology joins the show to talk about robots and rattlesnakes. Also this week, Lynn and John speak with Ruth Defries, author of The Big Rachet.

Today in the program, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells go on a wild ride with science writer Mara Grunbaum. Her work has appeared in Popular Science, Discover, and Scientific American and more.  She’s written a new book – unlike none you’ve ever seen before about the strange things that evolution has produced.  It’s called WTF, Evolution:  A Theory of Unintelligible Design.  

In this show, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence,  who addresses what it'll soon be like to live amongst a generation that has never known life without absence, the loss of lack. . The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished. There’s no true “free time” when you carry a smartphone. Today’s rarest commodity is the chance to be alone with your own thoughts. Also Bruce Jankosky about the NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars.

On this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells interview Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking). Sheila Crowell, Psychology professor at University of Utah talks about the increased visual realism of 3-D films. Also Lauren Lockey from Sage Mountain Animal Rescue discusses the documentary screening of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

On this weeks show, a leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more and successful kids. Also the author of War of the Whales.

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.

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.

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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