KPCW Cool Science Radio 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. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.
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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. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.

Most Recent Episodes

50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 With Author Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle returns to Cool Science Radio with his new book commemorating Apollo 11. First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience offers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at America's journey to the Moon—from the space race to the landing on the Sea of Tranquility to splashdown on Earth and the aftermath.

50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Landing With Astronaut Charlie Precourt

Cool Science Radio welcomes Charlie Precourt, a veteran of four space flights—including two as mission commander—and has logged more than 932 hours in space. Precourt was also deputy program manager for the International Space Station, chief of the astronaut corps and director of operations for NASA at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. He is currently the Vice President and General Manager of the Propulsion Systems Division for Northrop Grumman's flight systems group

What Would It Take To Make Bullets Obsolete?

Cool Science Radio is joined by Rick Smith , the CEO/founder of Taser (now Axom Technologies ), a pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete. Smith also happens to have a riveting personal story, having lost two friends to gun violence-- shot and killed. He resolved to find better options through technology and tackle this thorny subject in his new book, The End of Killing: How our Newest Technologies can Solve Humanity's Oldest Problem. Smith argues that that technology

Life In A Rapidly Evolving Silicon Valley As Steve Jobs' Daughter

Cool Science Radio speaks with Lisa Brennan-Jobs , who has written a "coming-of-age" memoir called Small Fry . Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents―artist Chrisann Brennan and Apple founder Steve Jobs― her childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley in an unconventional and disjointed family. She says, this is not a celebrity memoir, but a process for her to understand and even forgive her complicated and complex father.

Cool Science Radio - What A Smart Toilet Can Tell You About Your Health - David Hall

Cool Science Radio welcomes David Hall, the founder of MEDIC , a Provo, Utah-based company whose products help people monitor their complete well-being continuously without changing their daily routines. One of the products is a toilet that gathers over 20 health metrics from human waste and various other body functions during each bathroom visit, passively. Using AI (artificial intelligence), Medic analyzes this data and creates personal health trends that you can monitor through an app. In

Cool Science Radio - What A Smart Toilet Can Tell You About Your Health - David Hall

Cool Science Radio - NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement - Dalia Kirschbaum

Cool Science Radio is joined by Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum , a Research Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She joins the show to talk about her work on the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission which includes a satellite that can CT scan the inside of a hurricane. She also discusses her work on studying the anatomy of landslides. For those fascinated by the Earth's natural disasters like hurricanes and landslides, Dr.

Cool Science Radio - NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement - Dalia Kirschbaum

Are Generic Drugs Safe? Katherine Eban's Investigative Report Tells the Story

Last time you filled a prescription, did you pay attention to whether the prescription you received was a generic drug? You likely hoped so, because generics are always cheaper. In fact, the widespread use of generic drugs has been hailed as one of the most important public health developments of the twentieth century. But who is manufacturing these generics, under what conditions and against what standards? Who is testing them an dhow do we know they are identical to the brand name? Over ten

Are Generic Drugs Safe? Katherine Eban's Investigative Report Tells the Story

Is it Science Fiction or Science Reality? 10 Emerging Technologies That Push the Science Envelope

O ur first guest this morning is author Zach Weinersmith who has co-written the book: SOONISH: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything . The groundbreaking technologies of tomorrow are being developed right now in science labs around the world, how far away are these advances and what challenges stand in their way?

Is it Science Fiction or Science Reality? 10 Emerging Technologies That Push the Science Envelope

Cool Science Radio - The Big Nine - Amy Webb

https://amywebb.io/speaking Our guest is Amy Webb who is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business. She is also a quantitative futurist and a bestselling, award-wining author. Her latest book is The Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity . In her book Webb states that the big nine for AI: IBM, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Facebook in the US. In China: Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu...that they may be inadvertently building

Cool Science Radio - GCommerce - Digital Marketing for Independent Hotels

Our guests this morning are Chris Jackson, President and Managing Partner and Scott Van Hartesvelt, Partner for GCommerce , a digital marketing company serving the hospitality market in Park City. We talk with Chris and Scott about the technologies they use to solve their customer's business problems.

Cool Science Radio - GCommerce - Digital Marketing for Independent Hotels

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