Episode #524

News Items

    James Randi and Ray Hyman

    • Discuss the origin of the skeptical movement.

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Fiction

      Scientists have used meta material to create a prototype ‘perfect lens,’ 1,000 times smaller than conventional lenses with the same magnification.

    • Item #2 Science

      Researchers have developed a light metal foam alloy that blocks gamma rays better than solid steel and X-rays almost as well as lead.

    • Item #3 Science

      Researchers have used nanowires to increase the yield of a solar fuel cell 10 fold using 10,000 times less precious metal.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.

    ‘It’s OK to fool people, as long as you’re doing that to teach them a lesson which will better their knowledge about how the real world works. No matter how smart or well educated you are you can be deceived.’ - James Randi