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.
||CleanThe physical impact of a smile||What’s in a smile? Encouragement? A friendly hello? A threat? It turns out that humans are fairly good at parsing the subtle signals sent in expressions like smiles, and those expressions and our perceptions of them can impact our body chemistry.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWisconsin Energy Broadcast: MadiSUN Group Buy Solar Program||The Perpetual Notion Machine would like to welcome a new monthly feature to our program. The Wisconsin Energy Broadcast is about, well, energy, in all shapes and sizes that’s renewable. And WEB will go beyond the usual scope of science.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA groundbreaking study of Sakurajima volcano||Producer Will Cushman speaks with geophysicist James Hickey, of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. Hickey is a co-author of a study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September on Sakurajima volcano in Japan.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Singing Zoologist||On this week’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, newbie reporter Lincoln Tice talks with the Singing Zoologist. He’s better known as Lucas Miller, who travels the country bringing his energetic message of ecology to schoolchildren through the||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Risks of Gene Editing||In the February 18 edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we revisit the incredible and controversial process of gene editing. You may remember that we discussed gene editing with our guest Krishanu Saha,||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSatellites, Clouds, and the Greenland Ice Sheet||On Thursday, January 28, PNM reporter Matthew Zmudka interviewed Tristan L’Ecuyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The show focused on recently-published research that showe||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience/Environment Positions of Presidential Candidates||In this episode of PNM from January 7, 2016, reporter Matthew Zmudka discusses the science, technology, and environmental policy positions of various presidential candidates. We cover Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush,||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexually Transmitted Diseases – Problems and Solutions||In this episode from December 31, 2015, reporter Bill Scanlon talks to Loriann Wunder of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. They cover how bacterial sexually transmitted infections have acutely affected Wisconsin and the United Sta.||12/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Cheery from Shakhashiri||This year, this weekend actually, marks the 46th anniversary of The Christmas Lecture: Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri. But before that, PNM was proud to have the brainchild and lead chemistry experimenter, Bassam Shakhashiri,||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Thanksgiving 2015 from PNM!||On the November 2, 2015 edition of A Public Affair, Monday’s host Patty Peltekos interviewed Tim Flannery, Australian scientist and climate change expert. He is the author of the book Atmosphere of Hope: The Search for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.||11/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|