Who would have thought that a science radio show would be plugging a TV show? But Perpetual Notion Machine producer Dennis Shaffer not only loves science, he is a bit of a history buff. And the cable television National Geographic Channel has been airing a docudrama series on the life of Albert Einstein called Genius. […]
Throughout the last several months, UW-Madison’s Continuing Studies program has featured seminars and courses highlighting Aldo Leopold and his contributions to conservation. So, in this Earth Day edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we explore Aldo Leopold’s legacy, but also whether he’s still relevant in today’s society. Joining us are two scholars who know all […]
When do we stop getting excited about science? How can we start again? Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine has local artist Rhea Ewing as our guest. Rhea talks with first-time producer Brett Schlough to discuss how we can use art as a tool to get us interested in science again. Their fine arts work encourages […]
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 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.