Perpetual Notion Machine
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Perpetual Notion Machine is a look at contemporary scientific issues and discoveries in a way that is accessible, understandable and entertaining to the non-scientists of the listening community.
||CleanNectar Bats Fly Nowhere or Nerds Having Fun: Science Trivia, Quizzes a...||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,||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll of Us Research Program||Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the All of Us Research Program, a program asking for participants to provide health data. This wealth of information will be used by medical researchers in order to speed up the research pro||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDane County Climate Change Council (Part 1) & New Utility Pledges...||We kick off this show with news about major utility commitments announced in August to reduce CO2 emissions. We speak with Will Dean of RENEW WI about emissions reduction pledges from WEC Energy Group and Alliant Energy and what that will mean for t||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change from Ancient Farming||Most agree from the evidence that climate change probably began at the start of the Industrial Revolution. This is when machines were invented that ran on fossil fuels like oil, coal, and methane, and emitted greenhouse gases as waste products.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurriculum Voco: Abby Lamb (PhD Candidate)||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,||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBiogas: Harvesting value from a river of waste||On this special one year anniversary episode of the Wisconsin Energy Broadcast, we explore the world of biogas! A 2014 survey conducted by the State of WI Office of Energy found that there are 136 operating anerobic biodigesters in WI.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGhost particle origins: the weird world of neutrinos||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 sub||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCephalopods, such as Octopus and Squids||Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the fascination with cephalopods with two of our intrepid reporters, Kase Wheatley and Leah Potter-Weight. Cephalopods are a large class of mollusks that include octopus, squids, and cuttlefish.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpotted Owls||In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, PNM’s resident wildlife guru, Lincoln Tice, explores the nature and ecology of the Spotted owl. His guest is Gavin Jones, a Ph.D. candidate in UW-Madison’s forest and wildlife ecology.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look at Meditation||For tonight’s episode, the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the practice of meditation with Will Cushman. UW-Madison has been in the forefront of meditation research, primarily with the Dalai Lama, due to Richard Davidson and the Center for Healthy||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|