Joe Skarlupka and Kevin Lauterjung talk to Randall Munroe, creator of the popular blog xkcd and numerous books, including the new How To: Absurd Advice for Common Real-World Problems. In How To…, seemingly simple questions are answered in the most absurd, yet scientifically sound, ways possible. Questions like, “How can I be more on time?”, […]
Prof. Alan Watson from the University of Leeds will discuss the current observations and our understanding of cosmic ray particles in the Universe today. What are cosmic rays? What are the accelerators in the Universe that can generate these extremely energetic particles? Prof. Watson is one of the world’s experts in this field. The Victor […]
We all know about the Big Bang, or at least have heard about it, but what really happened to create all the stellar constellations, galaxy clusters and our very own pale blue dot in the universe? Astronomers have some clues about how it may have happened, but much remained unsolved and up for speculation by […]
Why would scientists plumb a mile beneath the South Pole in search of clues to a riddle of cosmic proportions? To find out, tune into Perpetual Notion Machine’s conversation with Dr. Justin Vandenbroucke of UW-Madison about the strange high-energy subatomic particles known as neutrinos. Vandenbroucke is part of a team that recently observed the first […]
Who would have thought that a science radio show would be plugging a TV show? But Perpetual Notion Machine producer Dennis Shaffer not only loves science, he is a bit of a history buff. And the cable television National Geographic Channel has been airing a docudrama series on the life of Albert Einstein called Genius. […]
Swarming ants flow like syrup or spring back like rubber balls, whichever suits them. Could this lead to self-healing bridges? Is there a swarm intelligence directing this behavior? New York Times science reporter James Gorman chats with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing.