I'm interested in science & technology and DIY. I have a small lab capable of chemistry, electronics, and some biological experiments.
Currently I'm using it to clone wild mushrooms and see if I can grow them artificially. If you're interested I'm glad to teach you how to do it.
I've lived in Shanghai and Texas, and I loved traveling in China, especially in Xinjiang where the desert is nice.
Here looking for fun and friendship. I enjoy driving to the mountains and do some mushroom hunting.
2. Taking care of my Echium pininana plant.
3. Studying physics.
programming : I hate it as a job, though.
Playing Go : Haven't played for a long time.
1. The Martian, recently. The science isn't great, but at least people are doing meaningful things and are working together to solve a problem.
2. Game of Thrones and Westworld.
The Three body problem. I don't really care about character development but the ideas are new and exciting.
Most books are outdated now, it's better to look for information on the web. Research results needs years to get into textbooks. I haven't been able to finish some books like Differential Geometry and QFT, but I am working on that.
Music : Classical music (mostly Chopin, some Liszt and Mozart and Beethoven)
Food : salmon, sushi, black tea with lots of honey, matcha, blueberries
Recently interested in yogurt salad, where can I get it in Taipei?
2. Making science accessible to the masses. Science still belongs to the privileged few, due to the inaccessibility of instruments. The high price of these machines are mainly due to the market being small, which is an chicken-and-egg problem. What can we do to change this?
For example a PCR machine simply heats stuff and cools it down, the principle is as simple as an oven but the price is a lot higher. That is what makes research limited to academics or big companies.
3. Geoengineering. We're not using the desert and the sea enough. Aquaculture on the ocean could provide more food than we produce now. Desert sand could provide iron for ocean fertilization, silicon for diatom growth, which contribute nearly 40% of oxygen production on earth.
4. Biotechnology. Why is it when people talk about biotechnology they think of drugs? What about making algae strains that could colonize mars, or bacteria that can degrade plastic? Why isn't Western blot automated, but instead takes hours to perform and require a trained master degree student?
Heading downtown to explore new places.
You can ask me personally.