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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Is Sketchy, Prevention Largely Guesswork… Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is the most serious health threat facing seniors. Today’s blog will use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably, because AD accounts for 60 to 80% of all dementia. Dementia … Continue reading

COVID-19 No-Vax Reasons

no-vax reasons

A Psychological Perspective… No-Vax reasons puzzle everyone I know. We understand misinformation. We understand making decisions that harmonize with friends and family. And we understand saying “no” to vaccines as a protest against many other things that cause us despair … Continue reading

The Ideal Hearing Aid

ideal hearing aid

Frequency Lowering versus Speech Synthesis… The ideal hearing aid is the goal of today’s blog. It’s a follow-on to the previous blog, in which we explained why most hearing aids are so inadequate. Here are the major sections: – The … Continue reading