Perpetual Notion Machine
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka interviewed chemist and blogger Lee Bishop. Lee works on outreach for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology at UW-Madison and organizes the popular Madison Nerd Nite events.
Tonight’s show is produced by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Dennis Shaffer. Our guest is Dr. Matthew Hersch, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s a historian of science and technology; learn more about his research here: http://hss.sas.upenn.edu/people/mhersch He recently wrote a book published in 2012 called Inventing the American Astronaut. Learn more […]
Jim Carrier revisits a popular topic with aging Boomers – hearing loss. New evidence coming from labs at the University of Wisconsin show that hearing loss is not just from too much rock ‘n’ roll, but is genetic – a natural part of aging. Dr. Tom Prolla and his lab are studying a gene that […]
Highway roadsidesas place! And not just any place but habitat, buffer, and potential! Sound crazy? Normally don’t give roadsides a second thought? Am excited to share an interview with Joslyn Mink about her research on WI highways, native plants, restoration, and how to think about the 100,000+ miles of road — and thereby roadside — […]
The 8/15/2013 PNM episode was produced by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Matthew Zmudka. What do ground squirrels, the Department of Defense, the death of public science funding, jellyfish, asymmetrical warfare, geckos, and lobsters have in common? Our guest was Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, a geographer and currently a Research Associate at the […]
In this episode of PNM, reporter Matthew Zmudka is “thinking about thinking” with two stories on brain imaging. In the first, he talks to Andrew Nencka, assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, on a technique called fMRI that, without dyes or radioactivity, can track areas of brain activity. Then, he visits with Angela […]