Author: David Abraham

Shrinking the Lab is not so Dinky

Shrinking the Lab is not so Dinky

When feeling under the weather, we commonly end up sitting in a doctor’s office chair. Blood and saliva samples are whisked away to a room filled with instruments, some as big as a washing machine. In this room technicians run a litany of tests that…

Dealing with automatic sinks

Dealing with automatic sinks

It’s time to wash your hands and help prevent the spread of flu, but when you put your hands under the automatic sink, nothing happens.  You give your hands a shake, praying the sink actually turns on.  You get frustrated, take a step back, and…

Why is the Flu such a Big Deal?

Why is the Flu such a Big Deal?

With each flu season comes a bombardment of new advertisements reminding people to get a flu vaccine. The vaccine is free to most and widely available, yet almost half of the United States chooses to forgo the vaccine. When Ebola emerged, there was 24 hour…

Can’t Decide? Use Math!

Can’t Decide? Use Math!

    I want to present a situation I occasionally find myself in: while visiting a city and looking for dinner, I try my best to find an outstanding place to eat. To help make this decision, I usually turn to my phone and read…