Let's make rainbows 🌈
Creating digital rainbows with GPT4
I saw the most spectacular rainbow not long ago and wondered whether I could simulate it 🤔. I decided that, with the help of GPT, it would be totally doable and …
Taste of Tech
Is a tech career right for you?
I've seen how hard it can be for people to figure out if a career in tech is right for them and so I'm experimenting with an idea to help unblock peoples' …
Unmasking our landfill legacy
So, picture a landfill. It's essentially a gaping hole that swallows our waste, an insatiable beast. But exactly how insatiable is it? How gigantic are these …
Grow your own food?
Unearthing the truth with guesstimation
Have you ever daydreamed about leading a self-sufficient life, growing all your food on a patch of land? It's an alluring fantasy, isn't it? But how feasible is …
Unblocking guesstimation gridlock with the geometric mean
Picture this – you're in a bustling city, London, to be precise, with a pickle in hand 🥒. Now imagine every pickle consumed in London over the span of a year, …
Guesstimating the number of atoms on earth
And, we get to add another tool to our toolbox today - scientific notation. It might sound a little complicated if you're new to it, but trust me, you'll soon …
Guesstimating the earth
A journey to the center of our planet
Today is all about doing your first guesstimate. We'll do it by embarking on a cool thought experiment together – trying to estimate the distance to the centre …
What is guesstimation?
The process of solving "impossible" problems
In this series, I'll show you how not to stress about big, impossible sounding problems, like "how many people are picking their nose right now?". The secret is …
Sparking curiosity in science
The walls of physics departments are often lined with poster contributions from old conferences. The vast majority go without so much as a glance from visitors …