Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's company SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into space in February. We talked with an aerospace engineer about where that Roadster might have ended up, and what risks it and other space junk might pose.
UnDisciplined Episode 3: The Anthropologist and the Aerospace Engineer
Anna Cohen uses pulsed lasers to map ancient cities. David Geller works to identify space junk to prevent catastrophic orbital collisions. Together, we talk about how to best encourage young people to become scientific explorers.
Episode 2 of UnDisciplined: The Plant Physiologist And The Political Scientist
Yesola Kweon's recent work evaluates the ways in which government salary raises impact corruption. Bruce Bugbee has been researching ways to grow plants in space for more than 30 years. Together, we discuss the importance of "rethinking" in research.
Matthew LaPlante, host of Undisciplined, the new science show produced at Utah Public Radio, says “the scientific world is supposed to be a place where ideas come together. Instead, it’s often a place full of really brilliant people who don’t talk to each other.”
Undisciplined is designed to break down those barriers.
UnDisciplined Episode 1: The Ecologist And The Economist
Karen Beard's most recent study showed a fascinating association between non-native species in Hawaii. Veronica Pozo's recent work demonstrates a frightening connection between social media and police violence. In this episode we discuss how to avoid looking for simple answers to complex problems.