Episode #668

News Items

  • Organic Solar Cells
  • Self-Cleaning Coating
      • Interview with Tobias Füchslin

          • https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/b6qtf/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              A new study finds that untrained 8-12 year old children have the muscular endurance of elite marathon or triatholon athletes. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2018.00387/full

            • Item #2 Fiction

              Researchers find that reading an op ed was more likely to reinforce existing beliefs than to change the reader’s mind. https://news.yale.edu/2018/04/24/study-shows-newspaper-op-eds-change-minds

            • Item #3 Science

              Scientists have demonstrated quantum entanglement in the largest experimental setup to date, 15 micrometers wide, the thickness of a fine human hair. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180425131858.htm

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’ -Issac Asimov