Tonight, PNM reporter Hayden Marx brings you 3 eclectic stories from the past, present, and future. We start in the future where State Senator Fred Risser talks about a bill he has written authorizing the use of autonomous (driver-less) vehicles in Wisconsin. These cars are not commercially available yet, but are currently being tested and […]
Updated with podcast! See bottom of post. How do people interact with and understand new technology, from computers to robots? This week’s episode features Matthew Zmudka talking to two scientists working at the intersection of psychology and technology. First, he’ll talk to Dominique Brossard, professor in Life Sciences Communication at University of Wisconsin-Madison, about her […]
After 20 years on the air, a venerable black-owned community radio station has dropped its local talk programming. Earlier this week, the owners of Milwaukee’s WMCS 1290 AM pulled the plug on its local hosts.
This week we spoke to three different guests about the arctic, equator, and antarctic, and asked for your pledge for listener-supported, community-powered radio. Kaitlin talked with Andrew Stuhl, a PHD candidate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison History of Science department and a Nelson Institute CHANGE Fellow. He studies a mix of history of science, environmental […]
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 […]