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Looping in to Chat GPT

24 May 2023

Like so many, I have been experimenting with Chat GPT, the artificial intelligence technology that can answer questions or produce articles on a given topic in humanlike conversational language. In...

Digital Amnesia Has Been Exaggerated

24 Feb 2023

Do you know your best friend’s phone number? In the 1990s, I had my best friend’s phone number memorized, and I’m pretty sure I remembered it just now after thinking about it for a minute. But the...

I Chatted with an Artificial Intelligence About Quackery

16 Dec 2022

“Some people find relief from illness by using natural remedies such as herbal teas, essential oils, and warm compresses. These remedies are not proven to be effective for treating illness, but...

The Potential for Caffeine-Free Coffee via Crispr/CAS9 or Crossbreeding

2 Dec 2022

Our current methods for decaffeinating coffee are far from ideal. There are a few different methods, all with their own nuanced details, but they all shake out to using some kind of solvent to...

Flying with Film

25 Nov 2022

Film photography has risen in popularity in recent years due to its authenticity and unique aesthetic. Whether it’s the thrill of waiting for your film to be developed, or the nostalgic vibe these...

Reflections on Modern Life

16 Nov 2022

I opened my eyes this morning and asked Alexa to tell me the news, which she promptly did. She wasn’t in my bed, in fact, she wasn’t even in the bedroom. Despite having no ears, she heard me. Her...

How to Be a Better Ghost Hunter

28 Oct 2022

It was an honour to speak to a ghost. He looked quite normal and even knew how to operate a computer. Truth be told, he wasn’t a real ghost, but some people thought he was.

The “Mini-Organs” Being Grown in Laboratories

21 Oct 2022

Somewhere, in a laboratory, there is a mini-brain growing. In fact, mini-brains are growing in many laboratories all over the world. What do they dream of? Nothing at the moment, and nothing for...

Cloudy with a Chance of Wagyu Beef

28 Jul 2022

In the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” the “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator,” or the FLDSMDFR, is designed to convert water molecules into food molecules,...


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