20 episodes

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 Katie Mullaly.

Cool Science Radio Lynn Ware Peek, Katie Mullaly

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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 Katie Mullaly.

    Cool Science Radio | May 23, 2024

    Cool Science Radio | May 23, 2024

    Astronomy professor, Adam Frank, and philosophy professor, Marcelo Gleiser, talk about their book, "The Blind Spot: Why Science Cannot Ignore Human Experience."Then, Rob Zellem, Exoplanet Astronomer with NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, highlights the new telescope which is scheduled to launch by 2027, and previews the Annual Astronomy Festival in Bryce Canyon National Park on June 5-8.

    • 51 min
    Cool Science Radio | May 16, 2024

    Cool Science Radio | May 16, 2024

    Dr. Arturo Casadevall from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health talks about a potential fungal epidemic in his new book, "What if Fungi Win?"Then, what if there was one overarching theory that could help explain much of our modern-day daily lives? Science journalist Tom Chivers explores the concept of the predictability of everything, based on a theorem developed by Thomas Bayes, an 18th-century Presbyterian minister and statistician.

    • 52 min
    Cool Science Radio | May 9, 2024

    Cool Science Radio | May 9, 2024

    Shawn Shan, project lead of The Glaze Project at the University of Chicago, a research effort that develops technical tools with the explicit goal of protecting human creatives against invasive uses of generative artificial intelligence, talks about their program helping to protect human generated art from AI.Then, Mark Wolverton tells the story of the scientific feud between physicists Robert Millikan and Arthur Compton over the nature of cosmic rays in his new book, “Splinters of Infinity, Cosmic Rays and the Clash of Two Nobel Prize-Winning Scientists over the Secrets of Creation.”

    • 52 min
    Cool Science Radio | May 2, 2024

    Cool Science Radio | May 2, 2024

    Lee Billings, senior editor of "Scientific American" magazine, talks about the many fascinating elements of space: from solar storms, to space junk, and even to the possibility of a new planet.Then, local resident and CEO of TRS Group, Brett Trowbridge, tells how they use scientific innovation to clean up containments in the soil through thermal remediation. These are “forever chemical” contaminants that can be cleaned up at the site instead of being hauled away.

    • 51 min
    Cool Science Radio | April 25, 2024

    Cool Science Radio | April 25, 2024

    University of Michigan geology professor, Nathan Niemi, delves into the university's yearly summer geology field camp here in the western U.S., or what they like to call the best field trip ever. (0:57)Then, University of Utah Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Jessica Swanson, shares her research on using biological methods to remove excess methane from the atmosphere. (24:58)

    • 51 min
    Cool Science Radio | April 18, 2024

    Cool Science Radio | April 18, 2024

    Professor Jeff Karp, teaches biomedical engineering at Harvard Medical School and MIT joins the show to talk about the brain's neuroplasticity and how he adapted his brain to tackle his early learning disabilities and ADHD and shares how you can too.Then, biomedical engineer and blunt trauma specialist, Rachel Lance, explores how a team of scientists during World War II made science history by discovering how to breathe underwater, a crucial element in an eventual victory for Allied forces.

    • 52 min

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JW & Lynn Ware Peek have the best guests! Really interesting people, it’s great to have a microscope on science and environmental issues that affect the Wasatch back to a more global view. Great pod!

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