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The “Repronizer” Merits Reproach

28 Feb 2024

We have become accustomed to seeing a lot of gobbledygook online. But the jargon that purports to explain the workings of the “Repronizer” elevates bunk to new heights. What is the Repronizer? A...

Is This Gadget a Scam?

24 Nov 2023

Anyone who owns a car and who lives in snowy climes will be tempted by this. What if you could buy a small device that you left in your car and that magically melted the snow off of it and...

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...

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...

Apple Watch Isn't Great As a Medical Device

27 Nov 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Looking at the Science of Sunglasses

24 May 2019

The sunglasses at the dollar store feel flimsy, yet I buy a pair. It costs me $1.43. The sticker on one of the lenses states “UV 400 Protection”. I walk over to a fancy sunglasses store and ask the...

Can These Glasses Put an End to Colour Blindness?

12 Dec 2018

Serendipity plays a big role in science. Many discoveries begin with a puzzling observation followed by, “That’s weird”. Don McPherson developed special lenses for surgeons to use when employing...

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