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.
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the science of genealogy with our guest Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Finding information about your own family history can result in a lot of detective work, similar to that of a scientist trying to prove an hypothesis. The work has been simpler today […]
Let’s say you’re at an interview for your dream job. The salary, the benefits, the work – which is, of course, something science related – is all perfect. The hiring manager initiates with the age-old, “So, tell me about yourself.” Nervous and searching your mind for the perfect answer you say, “Oh me? I’m an […]