Perpetual Notion Machine
Tonight, PNM reporter Matthew Zmudka presented an encore of his show that originally aired back on March 7, 2013. The topic was “Psychology and technology,” or how we interact with technology, how it interacts with us, and how that shapes us. The guests were Dominique Brossard from UW-Madison’s Life Sciences Communication and Bilge Mutlu of […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the PNM family to all of our loyal listeners! We made it to 2015! On this New Year’s Day show, PNM’er Bill Scanlon talks with Scott Trigg about science in medieval Islam. Scott earned a Masters Degree in Mathematics at UW-Madison, and is now pursuing his Ph.D in the history of […]
Tonight’s show is produced and hosted by Kaitlin. Our guest is Dr. Caroline VanSickle, the first ever UW-Madison postdoctoral scholar in feminist biology. She is a biological/paleo anthropologist who studies human evolution, specifically the evolution of sex differences in hominins. Learn more about her work by checking out Caroline’s academia page. Also, check out UW-Madison’s […]
Tonight, we discussed a few basics of artificial intelligence. It turns out that this covers a very broad area of computer science research. We barely covered the meaning of artificial intelligence, but it boils down to creating aspects of human thinking, learning, perception, and communication in computers and machines. Our chatty guest this evening was […]
Tonight, we resume our look at the genome, the science of D-N-A, the genetic code for life as we know it. We’ll look at recent advances — and setbacks — for the once promising field of genetic-based personal medicine, including the FDA’s decision to shut down medical predictions by 23-and-me, a well-known consumer genetic company.
For this PNM pledge drive show, Matthew Zmudka put together clips from 3 conversations we’ve had from past shows. Two of the three conversations take place between PNM’s Steven Yenzer and NASA scientist Aileen Yingst concerning the Mars rover “Curiosity” and the Mars Science Laboratory. The other is a conversation Matthew had himself with UW-Madison […]