George Crum invented potato chips in the 1850’s. Granville T. Woods invented the induction telegraph in 1887, and was known as the “Black Edison.” And Dr. Mark Dean worked for IBM and developed the hardware engineering for computers to “talk” to peripheral equipment like printers. Tune in to the Perpetual Notion Machine this Thursday, February […]
This week we interviewed Dr. Aileen Yingst of the Planetary Science Institute. Dr. Yingst is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Mars Hand Lens Imager instrument, or MAHLI, and Co-Investigator for the combined Mastcam, MAHLI, and MARDI (Mars Descent Imager) science team. The MAHLI instrument is responsible for Curiosity’s “self-portrait,” pictured at the left. The […]
The first PNM show of 2013 revisits three topics that our intrepid crew has covered in 2012: honeybees and colony collapse, wolf management and hunting, and mining in Wisconsin.
Our guests were:
Dr. Timothy Van Deelen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department
On November 19th the PNM family and the WORT community lost a dear colleague and friend, Mark Young. The show on Thursday, Dec. 6th, at 7:00 pm, will be dedicated and pay tribute to Mark. Some of us PNM’ers and others from WORT will express our feelings for Mark and the contributions he’s made, not […]
On the November 29th edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, Kaitlin produced and hosted the show, on science as storytelling and scientists as storytellers. She brings us three tales on this theme, with four interesting guests: First, we hear from Bethany Laursen, a graduate student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Forestry Department and […]