Perpetual Notion Machine
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka talks to Michael DuVernois, a scientist with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. A University of Wisconsin-Madison-led research center at the South Pole, IceCube is a large, under-ice telescope that detects neutrinos (small particles) and uses this data to answer questions about the nature of matter. This is also our pledge […]
Tonight, we look at one of the rarest things on earth — the dark of night — and learn that without it, earth is not only less beautiful, it is less healthy as well. Creatures from babies in their cribs, to turtles in the sea, require dark to live. But, for reasons ranging from security […]
On their January 16 show, Perpetual Notion Machine hosts delved into the mystery of science journalism. PNM reporter Dennis Shaffer talks with Siri Carpenter, an award-winning science writer, who spent 12 years freelancing stories for such publications as “The New York Times”, the “Los Angeles Times”, “Science”, “Science Careers”, “Scientific American Mind”, “Oprah Magazine”, and […]
Tonight’s show is produced by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Dennis Shaffer. Our guest tonight is Dr. Amy Freitag, Science Integration Fellow of the California Ocean Science Trust. Learn more about her work with COST here. Learn more about her thesis work at Duke on collaborative fisheries on her website. Or check her […]
Tonight’s show is produced and hosted by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Matthew Zmudka. Our guests tonight are Dr. Carrie Roy, Dr. Fred Boehm, and Catherine DeRose. They come from three very different backgrounds and are collaborating on an interdisciplinary project called Victorian Eyes. It’s using quantitative methods for text analysis and creating […]
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.