Monday May 13
How to Make Light Go Faster
Researchers at the Missouri University of Science & Technology have designed a new nanoscale material that can transmit light -- at least its phase front -- faster than the 186,000 miles per second it usually takes to go through air.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Missouri professor becomes a Las Vegas scholar
Larry Gragg's new book, "Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture" traces the evolving perception of the town as it has been depicted in film, TV, fiction and journalism.
Tue May 07, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
How Companies Play On Your Psychology To Tempt You Into Using Their Products
How do products tempt us? What makes them so alluring? It is easy to assume we crave delicious food or impulsively check email because we find pleasure in the activity.
Mon May 06, 2013
S&T 'Multicopter' Improves Structure Monitoring
Newswise - ROLLA, Mo. -- The current method of inspecting bridges for structural damage is labor-intensive and, in some instances, dangerous to all involved.
On the Origin of ‘Shyster'
Out in the wilds of western Missouri, in Rolla, which is not far from the tornado-devastated town of Joplin, lives a scholar who has made etymology his life's work.
Sun May 05, 2013
Editor's Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com . Follow him @nireyal . How do products tempt us? What makes them so alluring? It is easy to assume we crave delicious food or impulsively check email because we find pleasure in the activity.
Fri May 03, 2013
Nano-scale material can speed up, squeeze light
In a process comparable to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra-small channels.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light
Their research is the latest in a series of recent findings related to how light and matter interact at the atomic scale, and it is the first to demonstrate that the material -- a specially designed "meta-atom" of gold and silicon oxide -- can transmit light through a wide bandwidth and at a speed approaching infinity.
Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page
Bulletin Board: Raising vehicle idling awareness
Front, from left: Megan Eshelman and Joey Fouts, of Ridge Meadows Elementary; and back, from left: Megan Morrow and Emma Morrow, of Ballwin Elementary, and teacher Kathy Nuetzel Students in Kathy Nuetzel's fourth-grade class at Rockwood's Center for Creative Learning earned the Environmental Protection Agency, Region, 7, President's Environmental ... (more)