Sunday, August 28, 2011

Explosives and fireworks

Dr. Paul Worsey from Missouri S&T University joined the show from the studio of KMST in Rolla. Dr. Worsey is an explosives and fireworks expert, so we talked about blowing things up! He helps run a high school explosives summer camp, too. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Water park design

Dave Schwartz, P.E. from Water's Edge Aquatic Design joined the show to discuss the behind-the-scenes details and hydraulic engineering of water park rides. We talked about everything from the swirl-bowl conical ride to supercritical flow! Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Johnson County Crimalistics Lab design

Randy Braun, P.E. from Walter P. Moore and Tony Achity, R.Arch. from PGAV joined the show to discuss some of the design constraints for the Johnson County Crimalistics Laboratory in Olathe. The building has special isolation for vibrations, stormwater handling, and had to interact with the neighboring communications building. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Global warming skepticism

Dr. Deb took the opportunity to share some technical questions about the causes of global warming in this live show. She commented on the survey of climate scientists and meteorologists, and shared some audio from the 2011 Heartland International Conference on Climate Change from Dr. Nicola Scafetta (Duke University) and Dr. Willie Soon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). The link is to the full video lectures which include their graphs and slides. It's good to ask questions! Listen to the podcast.