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Biotech in our region

October 27, 2016 It is probably hard to imagine for those outside, but this region, especially Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, has been home to biotech for many decades. more »»

Your microbiome is quite important

October 13, 2016 We have heard quite a bit about it in the news, our microbiome that is. It is sort of a curious fact that such a large amount of microbial DNA can be found in our bodies. more »»

The mystery of antimatter

September 1, 2016 There has been plenty of science fiction written about the subject of antimatter, and for good reason, antimatter is a truly fascinating subject. more »»

The implications of El Nino

August 4, 2016 El Nino and La Nina are quite well known to southern Californians. Of course, we hear about it in the rest of the U.S. more »»

An ode to satellites

July 7, 2016 It is funny that whenever we use the term satellite, it is understood that we are talking about artificial satellites, at least that is what is always conjured up in my line. more »»

How science and technology are changing policing

June 23, 2016 It seems like our society is forever fascinated with the police. This fascination for our culture seems to have begun in literature. more »»

Understanding memory

May 26, 2016 It is almost certain that you have had that moment where you forget where your keys are (it happens to me all the time) or some other important item that you needed. more »»

The importance of information theory

May 12, 2016 Most people probably don’t think about it when streaming Netflix, but what it does is actually quite amazing. Let me explain why. more »»

Fast moving waves

April 28, 2016 Waves are endlessly interesting, and they simply envelop us in life. Sometimes we forget how abundant waves ar. more »»

Applications for random walks

April 14, 2016 The concept of the random walk in science has become quite prevalent in application to processes that are of a statistical nature. more »»

Scientific mysteries

March 31, 2016 There are numerous mysteries in the scientific community, and the list is ever growing. It seems as though every time one question is answered, many more follo. more »»

Massive supernovae

March 17, 2016 Recently, astronomers have come to realize that they needed a new class of supernovae. This class is called superluminous supernovae. more »»

The benefits of water

March 3, 2016 It seems silly for me to be writing about the benefits of water, since we all know how important water is. Water is necessary for our life and the life of most organisms on earth. more »»

LISA Pathfinder, LIGO and the exciting world of gravitational waves

February 18, 2016 In September of 2013, I wrote an article about LIGO, which at the time the next big experimental device to come online for science. Well, I guess you could say that LIGO came online with a bang. more »»

Printable electronics in our future?

February 4, 2016 Imagine if you could print your own toy electronics, or companies could easily and cheaply print RFID tags (for tracking objects), or even print your own data storage device to reduce the need for a... more »»

The traveling salesman

January 21, 2016 There is an interesting problem in mathematics that seems like it should have a simple answer. This problem is called the traveling salesman problem. more »»

‘Beam me up, Scotty’

January 7, 2016 Teleportation is something that has long captured our collective imagination. more »»

The fascinating systems of planetary rings

December 24, 2015 Though many of us have seen the beautiful pictures of Saturn’s rings, they are not often discussed. more »»

So what if the weather outside is frightful?

December 24, 2015 Although almost every witticism attributed to an American is credited to Mark Twain, a lot of them were never uttered by Twain himself. more »»

‘Beam me up, Scotty’

November 19, 2015 Teleportation is something that has long captured our collective imagination. more »»

A fractal world

October 22, 2015 We live in a fractal world, though we may not realize it. Often the leaves found on plants and trees exhibit fractal pattern. more »»



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