The rock hit when I was 12, a messenger flung from some far-off solar system that promised to solve humanity’s problems. And all we did was use its glorious alien tech to make money. Telekinetic factory workers slaving away under […]
In 1940 the de Havilland aircraft company introduced the Mosquito—a combat aircraft made almost entirely out of wood. A few years later the famously fastidious Howard Huges built the Spruce Goose out of, well, spruce (and other woods). In the […]
Yes, yes you should.
When you edit DNA, it’s permanent. The cell you edit will be changed forever, or at least until it dies. But what if there was a less-permanent way to edit genes? There is, actually. It’s called RNA editing and it […]
The doctors in Star Trek have an assortment of devices that can heal your ailments in seconds with beams of light or energy. In Star Trek Next Generation they use this little flashlight thing that heals minor cuts and abrasions […]
An ’80s VHS-style video intro I made in After Effects using SonduckFilm’s tutorial here.
Prozac was a miracle for my depression—until it wasn’t. In this episode I explore serotonin’s role in depression and why people like me experience “Prozac poop-out syndrome.” Featuring Dr. George Keepers, Professor of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University’s […]
I was lucky enough to film the 2019 Sensu Summit for the awesome people at IT automation firm Sensu. It was hands down the best tech conference I’ve ever attended, and I’ve attended a bunch. Looking forward to Sensu Summit […]
I twist the grip and the fuel cell whooshes like a Hoover somewhere beneath me. The car glides along the path through the grassy suburban park, a gleaming silver vision of the future. I peer past my feet through a […]
Even if we stick solar panels on every roof in the world, we’d still need a way to store energy to use when it gets dark. And a way to use that energy later to do more than just power […]