Perpetual Notion Machine
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we continue with the theme of weather as PNM’er Dennis Shaffer talks with Wisconsin storm chaser Justin Poublon from Oshkosh. But, first, we’d like to thank all of you who made pledges during the show. Please, keep supporting us by clicking the “Donate” button on this website. […]
Volunteer Lincoln Tice speaks with Akire Trestrail and Dr. Bruce Thomadsen, researchers in the Medical Physics Dept. at the UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, about their research on “directional brachytherapy” radiation therapy.
What’s AMOC? Glad you asked! AMOC stands for Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, or in other words, the complex process of Atlantic ocean current, flow, or, as our guest Galen McKinley describes it, a conveyor belt around the rim of the Atlantic Ocean. Galen is a professor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, and has […]
Tonight, PNM aired a do-over of our show on weather satellites, specifically, the GOES-16 satellite, which will be up-and-running within a couple weeks. On December 15, 2016, WORT went “dark” on the radio, that is, not broadcasting, due to maintenance on the tower. However, PNM did record a show that also was web-streamed on the […]
In our New Year’s special, host Will Cushman talks to Phil Plait, author of the “Bad Astronomy” blog on Slate.com, about the Earth’s orbit and the different (and confusing) ways that days and years can be measured. We also hit on some of the top science stories of 2016, including the Zika virus and CRISPR/Cas9.
The Nature Conservancy has been protecting and conserving habitat and the environment for around 50 years. But climate change poses a new and more dangerous threat. So, tonight PNM invited two members of TNC Wisconsin to talk about some of the threats and effects of climate change that they feel will happen and some of […]