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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Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells 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.

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.

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.

Cool Science Radio - July 3, 2014

Jul 3, 2014

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.

Lynn and John talk to Jared Heyman, CEO of Crowd Med, an on line crowd-sourced medical diagnosis platform that helps solve difficult medical cases. In the second half, Lynn Sherr, author of "Sally Ride: America's First Woman In Space".

Cool Science Radio - June 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014

John and Lynn first talk with Graeme Simsion, author of the "Rose Project". He designed the Wife Project to find his perfect partner with a scientifically valid survey. Then, a conversation with Alex Bellos, author of "The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life". This is a journey of mathematical discovery with his wit and enthusiasm.

Cool Science Radio - June 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014

John and Lynn have a conversation with Sam Kean, author of "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery. For the second half, Dr. Terence Hines, of Pace University and author of a paper examining Einstein's brain.

Cool Science Radio - June 5, 2014

Jun 5, 2014

This hour opens with Blake J. Harris, author of "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation". In the second half, students from Park City High CAPS solar team explain their proposal to install a PV solar array panel on the high school. On air to talk about this are Jamie Martin, Nick Miller and Charlie Matthews.

Cool Science Radio - May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

This show starts out with Allie Wilkinson, science writer for Discover Magazine, who also has had her work in National Geographic News and Scientific America, among others. She'll talk about the article "Top 4 Summer Science Road Trip Destinations". Next, Frank Grasso, the Director of Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College. Frank does research into the Neural, ecological and behavioral foundations of intelligence. The third guest is Park City local, Chris Robinson, who recently won Division of Wildlife Resources Award for his work done on Sage Grouse habitat.

Cool Science Radio - May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

John and Lynn first talk to Dr. Eric Thacker, Assistant Professor at Utah State University, who studies range management. He explains how how the grazing capacity of any given allotment is determined and how wildlife and cattle get counted. Then, Joseph Finder, author of "Suspicion". Joseph is a New York Times Best Seller and "master of the modern thriller".

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