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!
For seven years, the Wisconsin Science Festival has been engaging communities of all ages to learn and discover scientific theories and principles in Wisconsin. Now in it’s eighth year, the festival hopes to bring even more knowledge, creativity, innovation to our local residents by taking educational science events to Capitol Square and all around Wisconsin. […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is said that if every experiment worked the first time, a graduate student could earn a PhD in under a year. However, we make the best of our mistakes and saddle up for a rough ride! Perpetual Notion Machine host Kelly Schwartz discusses the role that academic catastrophe plays in the lives of scientists. […]
Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by the sun! Many Wisconsinites enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather a little too much this weekend and started their week applying a thick layer of aloe to their shoulders. We explore what the sun does to your skin when you get sunburn — and what […]