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 - Michael Wall, PhD - A Scientific Guide to Alien Life

Michael Wall joins the program. Wall is a senior writer for Space.com. He has just written OUT THERE...A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter and Human Space Travel (for the cosmically curious) . Wall explores the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth. Like: what would the first aliens we meet look life? Little green men or microbes? It's part science, part humor, and it's already a bestseller.

Cool Science Radio - Michael Wall, PhD - A Scientific Guide to Alien Life

Cool Science Radio - Ross D.E. MacPhee - End of the Megafauna

Ross MacPhee, the curator and paleomammalogist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, joins Cool Science Radio. Thousands of years ago—up until around the time that the first humans began to populate North America—the earth was populated by fantastical creatures. Mastodons, giant Irish deer, gorgon hippopotami, short-faced kangaroos, giant sloths: massive creatures lumbering across the primordial landscape. And then, for some reason, these animals died off. The explanation

Cool Science Radio - Einstein's Shadow - Seth Fletcher

C hief features editor from Scientific American Seth Fletcher joins Cool Science Radio. Fletcher talks about his new book, Einstein's Shadow in which he follows scientists on an historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, a feat that could put Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and help to answer our deepest question about space, time, and the origins of the universe.

Cool Science Radio - Adrian Stalder - Silicon Slopes Park City Chapter

John and Lynn speak with the founder of the Park City Silicon Slopes chapter, Adrian Stalder. This group, started just months ago, already boasts 230 members. Adrian tells us about the upcoming event on November 14 with Lonnie Mayne from Red Shoes Living.

Cool Science Radio - Did You Just Eat That? Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon

John and Lynn speak with Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon who have written: Did You Just Eat That? Two Scientists Explore Double Dipping, the Five- Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab. This book answers questions we've always had; Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers? Are we spraying germs everywhere when we blow out candles on the birthday cake? Should we all share popcorn from the same bowl?

Cool Science Radio - Did You Just Eat That? Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon

Cool Science Radio - Plight of the Living Dead - Matt Simon

Science journalist Matt Simon joins Cool Science Radio. Simon has written Plight of the Living Dead. Zombieism isn't just the stuff of movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead . It's real, and it's happening in the world around us, from wasps and worms, to dogs and moose—and even humans. Nothing Hollywood dreams up can match the brilliant, horrific zombies that natural selection has produced time and time again. Halloween move over...the real science stuff is much scarier.

Cool Science Radio - Matt Wilburn and Burke Frei - Virtual Identity Summit

The Virtual Identity Summit takes place at Canyons Village on November 6 and 7, 2018. The event is orchestrated by Morph3D, a Salt Lake City based avatar company. Our guests, Matt Wilburn and Burke Frei from Morph 3D explain what virtual, augmented and now mixed, or X- realities are and hihglights what attendees can expect from the first-of-its-kind Summit that features some of the world leaders in VR, AR, and XR. From how VR and other realities deliver us into how stories are told to how

Cool Science Radio - Matt Wilburn and Burke Frei - Virtual Identity Summit

Cool Science Radio - Michael Engel - Innumerable Insects

Cool Science Radio speaks with noted entomologist, Michael Engel, to discuss his passion: insects. Michael is a research affiliate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Curator of Entomology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He explores the topic of insects in a beautiful new book called Inumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth.

Cool Science Radio - James Balog, Roger Payne, and Bill Neal - Ocean Health Panel

On October 10, 2018, Cool Science Radio co-host John Wells moderated a panel at the Future in Review Conference in Deer Valley. The subject: The Health of Our Oceans . The panelists were: 1. Roger Payne, Founder and President of Ocean Alliance, best known for his discovery that humpback whales sing songs and for his calculation showing that the sounds of fin and blue whales can be heard across oceans; 2. James Balog, writer and photographer for the 2013 documentary Chasing Ice. This film won an

Cool Science Radio - James Balog, Roger Payne, and Bill Neal - Ocean Health Panel

Cool Science Radio - Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist NASA Langley Research Center

Cool Science Radio speaks with Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center. Dennis is responsible for technical oversight and advanced program formulation for many disciplines within NASA. During a 55-year career Dennis has authored over 250 publications and/or major presentations including 30 invited briefs per year to the US Intelligence Community; US, Canadian, and NATO national security organizations as well as many government and university related organizations on

Cool Science Radio - Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist NASA Langley Research Center

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