From the ancient Roman circus to your radio, in this episode of Perpetual Notion Machine host Will Cushman discusses with guest Bela Sandor the topic of ancient chariots, those horse-drawn, two-wheeled vehicles used by civilizations from Ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire. Think about this for second: automobiles have been around for a little over […]
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.
Producer Will Cushman talks with Steve Powers, one of the authors of a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters about life under winter ice in many of the world’s freshwater lake ecosystems. Powers is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington State University. He received his PhD in limnology and marine science from UW-Madison. They […]
The very first PNM show aired on Oct. 3, 1996. It’s been a long journey from then to now, 20 years, but we’re still on-the-air! We’ve gone through a few transformations over the years, primarily due to the up and down number of our volunteers and their unique outlook to producing shows. But one thing […]
Host Will Cushman speaks with Lauren Morello, U.S. news editor for Nature, about the 2016 election and how the results might affect science policy going forward on both the Federal level and in individual states and municipalities.
Who knew that solar cells could be woven into fabric of a winter coat? When converted to heat currents, that makes a day in sub-zero temperatures a little more toasty. But a new process has the possibility of making organic solar cells more flexible, as part of the fabric itself, in other words, solar textiles. […]