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.
KPCW Cool Science Radio

KPCW Cool Science Radio

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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

Cool Science Radio - Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon

Science writer Jeff Hecht joins the show. He has written Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon . The laser—a milestone invention of the mid-twentieth century—quickly captured the imagination of the Pentagon as the key to the ultimate weapon. Hecht tells the inside story of the adventures and misadventures of scientists and military strategists as they exerted Herculean, though often futile, efforts to adapt the laser for military uses.

Cool Science Radio - Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon

Cool Science Radio - Damien Patton - Founder/CEO - Banjo

Damien Patton, the Founder and CEO of Banjo here in Park City joins the show. Damien's vision was to create the world's first "Crystal Ball" - the ability to know what's happening live, anywhere in the world. Using Artificial Intelligence, Banjo makes sense of the noise generated by billions of real-time public digital signals happening around the world every second. Banjo organizes these signals by time and location, giving organizations an unprecedented level of understanding about humanity

Cool Science Radio - The Powder Buoy - Michael Rusek

Michael Rusek, the man behind the Powder Buoy joins the show. Fi nancial planner by day and Powder Buoy by night, Michael predicts snow storms in the Wasatch Back 2 weeks in advance by watching NOAA Buoy 51101 off the coast of Kauai. Michael has figured out that when 51101 hits a certain swell height a winter's storm will hit 2 weeks later 3000 miles away in Park City UT. Michael's technique predicted last weekend's powder storm and we look forward to his thoughts on the future.

Cool Science Radio - Bill Andrews - Discover Magazine

Our guest is Bill Andrews, the Senior Associate Editor from Discover Magazine . Every year in early January we sit down with Bill to discuss the most important science stories of the previous year and their potential impact into the future. The State of Science 2019 edition has just hit the newstands and it covers the top stories in medicine, archaeology, technology, genetics, space and more. Bill, welcome back to Cool Science Radio.

Cool Science Radio - Space Exploration Updates with Alan Stern, New Horizons & Ultima Thule

Alan Stern joined us last April to discuss his book Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, co-written with David Grinspoon. Today we update the 2019 news from New Horizons and replay the interview with Stern. New Horizons captured images (just 33 minutes into the new year) of an icy world at the edge of our universe called Ultima Thule.

Cool Science Radio - Space Exploration Updates with Alan Stern, New Horizons & Ultima Thule

Cool Science Radio - Epitel - Mark Lehmkuhle and Erin West

Mark Lehmkuhle is the co-founder, CEO and CTO of Epitel. Mark and Marketing Director Erin West join the show. Epitel is a Salt Lake City-based wearable technology company. The wearable device, called "Epilog" is for those with epilepsy. This device helps medical institutions track the occurrence of epileptic seizures and help inform the protocol of treatment more accurately.

Cool Science Radio - Paul M. Sutter - Your Place in the Universe

Joining us is Paul Sutter, an astrophysicist and chief scientist at the COSI (Center for Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio. Sutter discusses his new book, Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence. This is a glimpse at the universe that even us laypeople will understanding and we may even have a chuckle or two along the way.

Cool Science Radio - Photojournalist Brian Skerry - Ocean Soul

National Geographic fellow and photojournalist Brian Skerry joins us to preview his visit to Park City's Eccles Center Theater on Saturday, December 29. Skerry has spent over 10,000 hours underwater to photograph the captivating underworld that many of us never see, telling the oceans' stories. For tickets and more information visit parkcityinstitute.org

Cool Science Radio - Atlas RTX - Bassam Salem

Our first guest this morning is Bassam Salem, CEO of AtlasRTX a Park City company that is focused on solutions to make customer engagement more efficient and a better experience. Using AtlasRTX products if you have a base of customers you can provide efficient and more personalized support and if you are looking for new customers you can do so with a better return rate from your marketing efforts.

Cool Science Radio - Dr. Andrew Shapiro - Technology at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Andrew Shapiro joins the show. Shapiro has many responsibilities at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory including Manager of Technology Formulation for the Space Technology Office. We speak with Dr. Shapiro about a new generation of robots, 3d printing, spacecraft integration and mechanical worms that may explore Europa's icy surface.

Cool Science Radio - Dr. Andrew Shapiro - Technology at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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