Science in everyday life —
news, comment & fiction

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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Hip Fracture 2: An Inside View of Skilled Nursing

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A Patient’s View of a Highly Rated SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility)… This blog about skilled nursing is the second part of a multi-blog article: Hip Fracture for Art: The Fall in Paradise Hip Fracture 2: An Inside View of Skilled … Continue reading

Hip Fracture for Art: The Fall in Paradise

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Marooned in Honolulu for Eight Weeks… A hip fracture was this year’s uninvited surprise during my winter vacation. Yes, ArtChester.net tries to deliver something new that’s useful or interesting, and also based in science. Today’s blog is not so much … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence Limits, Robot Failures

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A Summary of the Durable Roadblocks to Super-Intelligent AI… Artificial intelligence limits are most visible when coupled with failures of robotics. Consider: Instances of serious or fatal vehicle crashes in which a driver relied too much on his self-driving car. … Continue reading

Future Diseases, Incredible Yet Possible

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New Illnesses & Disorders Worry Medical Researchers – a Guest Post by Jessica Kane: Future diseases will likely create the media headlines of tomorrow. Dystopian novels, films, and television shows often feature a viral mutation that wiped out much of … Continue reading