Hot Sauce Database for Android

Hello fellow chileheads! I’ve created a hot sauce database that can be accessed by the excellent Android app called Memento. To access the database on your Android device, you should first download the Memento app at the Google Play store then follow this link to access the file on my … Continue reading

A Vote for Ketchup on Hotdogs

Believe it or not, there are hotdog purists out there that think putting ketchup on a hotdog is blasphemy. Mustard is fine, as is saurkraut (yuck!), peppers, tomatoes, celery salt, chili, sour cream, etc. So why do people hate the idea of ketchup on hotdogs so much? A recent article … Continue reading

The Strange Things Our Bodies Are Made Of

Biological processes in the human body are astounding by any measure. We take for granted that human bodies need water and food. But what happens at the micro-scale is bewildering, even for micro-biologists and medical doctors. Yes folks, I’m talking about chemistry. But before you click away, please know that … Continue reading

Einstein: General and Special Relativity

Einstein was unique in that he was able to expand on Newton’s ideas of gravity and give us a new way of thinking about time. This would be unremarkable if it wasn’t for the fact that his theories have been proven over and over (for example, thank him for GPS … Continue reading

Robobees – Robotic Pollinators of the Future

Robobees Scientific American recently published an article on the emerging technology of Robobees. Researchers at Harvard have been working on creating flying robots to perform the tasks of a colony of bees. Beyond pollination, there are many other possible applications for these robobees including: search and rescue (e.g., in the … Continue reading

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"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein