On this episode of the WEB we replay one of our favorite interviews. We talk with Lauren Azar about the grid, microgrids, threats to the grid and the future of renewable energy. A former DOE and WI Public Service Commission official – Ms. Azar was appointed in December 2018 to Gov. Evers’ Agriculture, Energy, and Natural […]
On this very special episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine three science nerds (Kelly, Will and Heather) explore the lighter side of things. You can find the fun in science by listening along. Take the climate quiz, play “Saved You a Click” and guess the scientist! Enjoy! If you’d like to submit a question for […]
On this episode, we continue our deep-dive to learn more about unlikely scientists and their complicated lives as they design the biomolecular underpinnings of the world of tomorrow. At some point, every fledgling scientist woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror and thought to themselves, “challenge accepted”. In case you had any preconceptions […]
Leah Pawpaw Potter-Weight and Kase Intermediate-Wheatgrass Wheatley discuss agroforestry with Maayan Kreitzman, a PhD student from the University of British Colombia. Agroforestry is widely practiced in tropical climates worldwide and provides a large percentage of calories in those places especially relative to here in the United States. Agroforestry has received much hype here in the […]
Who knew that solar cells could be woven into fabric of a winter coat? When converted to heat currents, that makes a day in sub-zero temperatures a little more toasty. But a new process has the possibility of making organic solar cells more flexible, as part of the fabric itself, in other words, solar textiles. […]
A few weeks ago we featured a discussion between PNM Producer Jake Walters and Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the opportunity to air its entirety. Tonight, we’ll get the chance to do just that as we dive deep into the reasoning behind scientific knowledge and humanity’s ultimate place in the universe.