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Hillary Clinton, The Media, And The "Optics" Of Untrustworthiness

Susan Bordo | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Susan Bordo

For several days, I'd been watching the media pundits salivate over last week's poll results, in which Donald Trump rated 16 points better than Hillary Clinton in a question asking which one was "better" at "being honest and straightforward."

Toward a More Scientifically Literate Public

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.02.2015 | Science
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Michael Bass UCF Forum columnist As a society we do a terrible job of educating our children to become scientifically literate. Sure, we have STEM...

A Toast! To the International Year of Light

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

As part of this yearlong observance, I encourage everyone at UCF to be more of a player in light and promote the optics industry. The university already has shown leadership through the establishment of its College of Optics and Photonics, the first college in the nation devoted to the subjects of light and photonics.

Obama N'est Pas Charlie

Justin Frank | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

It is important for presidents to enjoy some time off from what must be the most strenuous job in the world. But as a psychoanalyst, I think it is useful to push beyond those normal excuses for a president of the United States.

The Handiest Tool in the World

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists decided to see if hand size is more reliable than other possible rulers. They wanted to see if indeed the perceptual system treats hand size as more constant than the sizes of other objects in the world, including other body parts.

WOW: Did Wreck Divers Find Legendary 'Sunstone?'

| Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By Lizzie Wade In 1592, a British ship sank near the island of Alderney in the English Channel carrying an odd piece of cargo: a small, angular cr...

Can 'Ghosts' Protect Military From Harm?

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 09:47 AM EST on LiveScience Ghostly illusions could one day help disguise military...

'Super Vision' Really Exists In Some People, Research Suggests

Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

The world is a colorful place, and scientists suspect that it's a lot more colorful for some people than for others. Preliminary research suggests tha...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Come You Don't Invert at All?

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 08.05.2012 | Science
Robert L. Wolke

When you look into a full-length mirror and raise your right hand, your image raises its left hand. And yet both your heads are still on top. So how does a mirror reverse things right to left, but not top to bottom? Does the mirror somehow know horizontal from vertical?

First 'Atomic Movie' Created By Quantum Physicists

Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/29/2012 04:52 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Many people keep favorite Hollywood films or TV shows on s...

Researchers Close To Real-World "Invisibility Cloak"

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

Scientists have developed a new cloak of invisibility, a.k.a. invisibility cloak, and this time a version that cloaks objects from human vision could ...

Laser Scientists Create Most Powerful Beam Ever

Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

Laser researchers at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are beaming over a pair of research papers they've just published. ...

The Faithful Shopper: October Optics

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This fall, the eyes have it -- not just a medical need, eyeglasses and sunglasses have become accessories in themselves.

Optics of the National Consultative Peace Jirga in Afghanistan

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...