Making Flexible Electronics with Nanowire Networks

Your smartphone can’t do this – yet. Peter Sobolev via Shutterstock By Peter Byrley / 06.04.2017 PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering University of California, Riverside A smartphone touchscreen is an impressive piece of technology. It displays information and responds to a user’s touch. But as many people know, it’s easy to break key elements of[…]

The Nazis as Occult Masters: It’s a Good Story but Not History

Look into my eyes… Adolf Hitler photographed by his personal photographer practicing for public speaking in 1925. / Photo by Gamma/Getty By Dr. Peter Staudenmaier / 06.09.2017 Associate Professor of History Marquette University Maybe it started with Indiana Jones. When Raiders of the Lost Ark premiered in 1981, audiences were treated to the vivid spectacle[…]

How Subtle Eye Signals Help Subtle Turn-Taking in Conversation

Théodule Ribot Conversation Piece 1872. / Walters Art Museum By Dr. René Müri / 09.28.2016 Specialist in in Neurorehabilitation, Neuro-ophthalmology, and Cognition and Learning Perception and Eye Movement Laboratory University of Bern, Switzerland In every conversation, there is an unspoken code – a set of social rules that guides you. When to talk, when to stop talking, when[…]

Not All Things Wise and Good are Philosophy

Fresco showing a sceptical looking young man with a scroll labelled “Plato”, from Pompeii / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Nicholas Tampio / 12.13.2016 Professor of Political Science Fordham University I have published widely on Islamic political thought, including an encyclopedia entry on the topic. Reading the Quran, Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), philosophy (falsafa) and Ibn Khaldun’s[…]