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Short Reads

Altered Timescale

All of my time estimates need to be corrected by a factor of two. Continue readingAltered Timescale

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Energy

Bricks That Built Us

Mark and I set out to film ourselves building a Lego set. A year later, we finished. Continue readingBricks That Built Us

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Energy

Review: LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron

In this review for BZPower, my brother and I build LEGO’s second take on a supercar.Continue readingReview: LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron

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Reshare

How Tech Can Help Science

My technical problems often involve physical limitations. Continue readingHow Tech Can Help Science

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Reshare

Masks and Breathing

Here’s a nice anecdotal follow-up to those mask objections I wrote about. Remember, even if it did demonstrate that a mask “cut oxygen levels,” that is not the same order of magnitude of problem as…Continue readingMasks and Breathing

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Matter Science

Objections to Prevention

A rundown of objections to COVID-19 prevention strategies, and why those objections are wrong.Continue readingObjections to Prevention

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Matter Science

Rule In, Rule Out

Looking at false positives, false negatives, and what that means for COVID-19 testing.Continue readingRule In, Rule Out

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Reshare

If $1000 Was One Pixel

Wealth inequality fills me with impotent anger. I think most of us have difficulty grasping the sheer vastness of the gap between working people—including those who make pretty hefty salaries—and billionaires, so I am constantly…Continue readingIf $1000 Was One Pixel