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WonderLabs with Chris Richardson

Sep 29, 2019

Professor Chris Davis is a linguist, semanticist, and pragmatician at the University of the Ryukyus who looks at how languages convey meaning and how people use them. He also looks at Yaeyaman, one of the “endangered” Ryukyuan languages spoken in Okinawa Prefecture.

In this episode we talk about his work in Okinawa,...

Sep 15, 2019

Nadine Wirkuttis is a cognitive neuroroboticist using humanoid robots to understand human social interaction. She is not building social robots(!), but rather using robots as a tool to understand how higher cognitive functions arise during critical learning periods.

In this episode we discuss Nadine’s work on...

Sep 1, 2019

Collin Stecker is a researcher exploring next generation solar materials for solar panels. He is currently studying a class of materials called perovskites, a rising star in the world of photovoltaics that could challenge silicon’s market dominance.

In this episode we get a quick primer on photovoltaics, a history of...