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Unleash your inner inventor!

After my talk at Nerd Nite, I’m encouraging people to exercise their imaginations, create, create, create and come up with your own inventions. Places to play in San Francisco: TechShop Has classes and all the tools you could ever want … Continue reading

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Making magical bagels with Sour Flour

Last Sunday, I did my second bread workshop given by┬áSour Flour. Sour Flour does what I call “breaducation,” teaching ordinary folks like me more about what’s going on in bread baking, and also training professional bakers. “Building community through bread,” … Continue reading

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Gearing up for The Science of Chocolate Walking Tour

Chocolate is officially in the air on Discovery Street! I’m planning to launch a Science of Chocolate Walking Tour in late summer or early fall. Today I visited the aromatic factory of Dandelion Chocolates, located in Dogpatch right now, but … Continue reading

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A New Year’s D-Street Video

We had a wonderful group for the Invented in San Francisco tour on New Year’s Day. Among those who joined in was Taka Maeda, a young woman from Japan who came to the United States for a kidney transplant, and … Continue reading

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Chemistry song, dance, and hair

I can’t help it, I love chemistry. It’s so beautiful. It’s so everything. So how can I not love the periodic table? Ah, the rows and columns that give the atoms of the world meaning. In college, I carried a … Continue reading

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Telling time by the sun (when it’s out) in Ingleside

As modern humans, we usually think time is about minutes and seconds and not being late for a meeting. But really, time is all about the position of the sun relative to the Earth. I love sundials because they’re a … Continue reading

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Stairways to heaven

There’s a woman in San Francisco who’s famous for the magical way she shares walks with people. She’s become somewhat legendary, owing to her book, “Stairway Walks in San Francisco.” Stairways, many of which were built long ago into hillsides … Continue reading

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