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I’m Art Chester. As a scientist, I write about technology in our lives, both Science Fact and Science Speculation. As Urno Barthel, I write fiction about life in the research laboratory. Comments and guest posts are always welcome. Posts within the last month will display a comment form – for older posts, comment by sending me a note on the Contacts page and I will post it for you.

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Avoid Traffic Tickets: Old Tricks, New Magic

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It’s easy to avoid traffic tickets. It’s more difficult to avoid traffic tickets while also getting where you’re going efficiently and quickly. The tips below – some old, some new – can help you avoid traffic tickets in a variety … Continue reading

Alzheimer Prevention: Risk Down by 35 to 82%

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Science Fact: Alzheimer prevention has been the goal of many researchers, but progress has been frustratingly slow. Two new studies report Alzheimer risk reduced by 35% to 82%, truly astounding results on the road to a cure for this disease. … Continue reading

Laser Bug Zapper, Plus Low-Tech Repellants

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Science Fact: A laser bug zapper sounds like the perfect accessory for your new barbecue. Yes, that one, the one that’s as big as your neighbor’s car. Imagine a perfect outdoor summer party, suffering no more disturbance than the zit-zit-zit of … Continue reading