Science and Technology links (September 22nd, 2018)
22 September 2018 | 5:09 pm

Apple benefits from the chip-making technology of a company called TSMC. This company has surpassed Intel in transistor density. Thus, in some sense, the microprocessors in Apple’s latest iPhone are more advanced than the microprocessors you find in brand-new PCs. Here is a provocative opinion piece: For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of … Continue reading Science and Technology links (September 22nd, 2018)

On the state of virtual-reality gaming
20 September 2018 | 1:03 am

For nearly two years, I have been trying a wide range of video games in a virtual reality setting. Our lab. in Montreal has some permanent space dedicated to the HTC Vive, so I was also able to test out games with a wide range of people. I must have tried several dozen different games … Continue reading On the state of virtual-reality gaming

Science and Technology links (September 15th, 2018)
15 September 2018 | 10:36 pm

I was told repeatedly throughout my life that the normal body temperature was 37.5°C. This estimate is over a hundred years old and flawed. It is off by one degree: a better “normal” is 36.5°C. According to Malhotra et al., heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition (meaning that it is related to a dysfunction … Continue reading Science and Technology links (September 15th, 2018)


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