Technology http://kwgs.org en "No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet" http://kwgs.org/post/no-better-time-brief-remarkable-life-danny-lewin-genius-who-transformed-internet <p>Today we speak by phone with Molly Knight Raskin, a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and elsewhere; her TV credits include two PBS documentaries. Raskin is also the author of a new book, "No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet," which The Daily Beast has hailed as "a fascinating biography, but...also a history of the Internet and those who took it from clunky dial-up service to the speed-of-light marvel. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:22:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 54383 at http://kwgs.org "No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet" "How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects" http://kwgs.org/post/how-build-hovercraft-air-cannons-magnet-motors-and-25-other-amazing-diy-science-projects <p>On today's ST, we offer a thoroughly gosh-wow-how-cool discussion with Stephen Voltz. Along with Fritz Grobe, Voltz is co-founder of the EepyBird Laboratory in Maine --- please see website <a href="http://www.eepybird.com/">here</a> --- which is well-known for its experiments with ping pong balls, sticky notes, balloons, soda cans, Ivory soap, and so forth, with many of these experiments becoming viral videos at YouTube and other sites. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 53192 at http://kwgs.org "How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects" Best of ST in 2013: "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" http://kwgs.org/post/best-st-2013-science-rewriting-boundaries-between-life-and-death <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our chat with Dr. Sam Parnia, one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences. Specifically, we discuss Dr. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:22:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 51877 at http://kwgs.org Best of ST in 2013: "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" "The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed" (Encore Presentation) http://kwgs.org/post/internet-police-how-crime-went-online-and-cops-followed-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) On this edition of ST, we chat by phone with Nate Anderson about his new book, "The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed." It's a work that carefully documents how the early, little-to-no-regulation days of the Web gave new opportunities and new avenues to con artists, cheats, liars, spies, snoops, spammers, pornographers, thieves, and other crooks --- and how this new manner of criminal activity basically invented a new kind of police work. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:04:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 50869 at http://kwgs.org "The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed" (Encore Presentation) "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" (Encore Presentation) http://kwgs.org/post/tesla-inventor-electrical-age-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a key player in the electrical revolution that transformed life itself at the dawn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and significantly contributed to the development of radio and TV. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was also one of America's first celebrity scientists --- yet he's not nearly as famous as Edison today. Why? Our guest is W. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:46:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 50500 at http://kwgs.org "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" (Encore Presentation) "The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed" http://kwgs.org/post/internet-police-how-crime-went-online-and-cops-followed <p>On this edition of ST, we chat by phone with Nate Anderson, a senior editor at <a href="http://arstechnica.com/">Ars Technica</a>, which is a long-running online journal that features IT news, reviews, and analysis. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:00:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 45956 at http://kwgs.org "The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed" "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" http://kwgs.org/post/tesla-inventor-electrical-age <p>Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a key player in the electrical revolution that transformed life itself at the dawn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and significantly contributed to the development of radio and TV. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was also one of America's first celebrity scientists --- yet he's not nearly as famous as Edison today. Why? Our guest is W. Bernard Carlson, a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:37:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 42093 at http://kwgs.org "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" (Encore presentation.) http://kwgs.org/post/science-rewriting-boundaries-between-life-and-death-encore-presentation <p>What happens to us when we die? Where does the line between life and death really or finally reside? These questions are as old as human consciousness itself. On this encore presentation of ST, we present an interesting discussion with Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of the well-known AWARE Study (as in, "AWAreness during REsuscitation") and one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences. Dr. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:24:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 41535 at http://kwgs.org "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" (Encore presentation.) "Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It" (Encore presentation.) http://kwgs.org/post/gene-therapy-and-boy-who-saved-it-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview that first aired in May of last year. At that time, we spoke with Dr. Ricki Lewis, a geneticist, journalist, professor, and genetic counselor. She's also the author of one of the most widely used college textbooks about genetics --- "Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications" --- and her latest book, now out in paperback, is "The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It." Dr. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:42:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 37621 at http://kwgs.org "Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It" (Encore presentation.) Author and Sociobiologist Rebecca Costa to Lecture Soon at TU http://kwgs.org/post/author-and-sociobiologist-rebecca-costa-lecture-soon-tu <p>What does it mean when the recent financial meltdown is fully understood by only one American citizen (or two, at the most) out of every 100 randomly chosen individuals? What should we make of law-makers --- based in Washington, DC, or elsewhere --- who debate nuclear policy when they've never taken a class in physics? What happens when people everywhere become more and more reliant on technology even as they understand less and less of it? Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:19:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 37098 at http://kwgs.org Author and Sociobiologist Rebecca Costa to Lecture Soon at TU