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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVII
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I’ve read that when caterpillars are in their cocoons, they dissolve completely into goo; no original parts survive in the butterfly. How is the butterfly made from the goo? Is there an embryo that grows and uses the goo like a yolk sac? Or does the goo somehow arrange itself into new body parts?
104
How sustainable is our landfill trash disposal model in the US? What's the latest in trash tech?
16392
With all this fuss about net neutrality, exactly how much are we relying on America for our regular global use of the internet?
54
If tooth decay is just caused by the bacteria feeding and producing acid, would a person that just used listerine have the same dental health as a person that brushed without flossing?
16
Does boiling water in a low pressure atmosphere still kill pathogens?
16
My doctor says that chemotherapy works by specifically targeting rapidly-dividing cells, which is how it works to fight cancer and also why it has the side effects that it does. But how does it “know” which cells are rapidly dividing? And how rapidly is “rapidly”?
8
How mixable are different types of plastic? Like PET and HDPE?
15
How are isotopes used in nuclear physics Experiments isolated?
848
In 1996 NASA announced 'evidence of primitive life on early Mars'. In 2000, a second report supported the thesis. What happened next?
3
How are the needles for Atomic Force Microscopes made, and how can the tip be smaller than the atoms they are manipulating? What are their limitations?
8
How are the triple(or more) parachutes commonly seen on capsules returning from space kept apart?
3
What makes a laser shine in a straight line?
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Help us fight for net neutrality!
1
How do scientists determine the weight of huge (extinct) animals?
2
what's the difference between ZW and XY chromosomes, how did they evolve, and why are ZW organisms homogametic for males where XY organisms are heterogametic?
4
What's the current state of AIDS? Is it still basically a death sentence, or is it manageable? What are the consequences of getting AIDS nowadays?
1
What happened to the Global Cooling scare of the 1980's?
0
If a pipe was run from space straight into the ocean would water run up it and flow into space?
2
Can animals understand human body language like laughing or smiling?
2
Lithium batteries are being developed to power cars in response to the decline in fossil fuels, but will lithium eventually run out as well?
1
Question from my 4 year old sister, do other animals also get "Boogers"?
1
Is there any short-term geothermal or atmospheric effect that is caused by the sun heating one "side" of the earth at a time?
14
Could an electric vehicle stand a chance in a racing event?
23
If there is an ocean below the ice surface of Europa, is the ice shell buoyant? Geologically supported? Or is it kept in place by the distribution of gravity?
1
Is there a mathematical relationship between Moire patterns, Chladni plate vibration patterns, and the pattern formed by rings when making different cuts from wood?
2
Would readers of character based languages (e.g Chinese) experience dyslexia differently since they don't use strings of letters?
3
How to calculate eigenvalues in the Kirchhoff's thin plate model?
27
Do all individual atoms in a solid emanate their own blackbody radiation?
14
Is there anywhere other than Earth in the Solar system where you could see a total solar eclipse and/or total lunar eclipse equivalent?
4
How did we get solid matter from light? How did Photons and Electrons create solid matter in the early ages of the universe when everything was insanely hot?
3
Since the event at CERN that proved the existence of Higgs bosons/Higgs field, can we now see this event happen regularly now we know ‘where’ to look?
8
Why does turning on an electric blender in the kitchen cause my HD antenna signal to go out in a different room?
6
Can the human body survive breathing pure oxygen at lower pressures?
14
When beryllium-16 decays and produces 2 neutrons simultaneously, what happens to that dineutron?
6
How do we know the earth’s core is super hot and why is it so?
1
How does the pressure of the vacuum of space affect the ISS?
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From my kid: Can you put a marshmallow on a stick out into space and roast it with the sun?
3
Given that cerebrospinal fluid flows around the structures of the brain, would messenger chemicals from synaptic activity in one area be passed to, and alter synaptic activity in other regions of the brain?
9
How do we know what the tonsil does?
2
In a compound with an alkene and an alkyne, which would ozone cleave in an oxidative cleavage reaction?
1 bohoky Username: /u/bohoky General field: anthropology Specific field: evolutionary psychology Particular areas of research: primatology, evolutionary basis of behavior, cognitive science Particular areas of research: Evolution of Sex Differences in Cognition (published: *J. Comp. Psych.*), former R.A. to primary researcher (hold a B.S. myself) Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7e6bez/why_cant_we_remember_much_from_our_infancy/) (probably more if I looked for them) Application recommended by /u/electric_ionland; I have read and accept the commenting guidelines.
3 djsedna Username: /u/djsedna General field: Astrophysics Specific field: Binary Stars & Stellar Populations Particular areas of research include K dwarfs, cool stars, globular clusters, galactic mergers, long-term galactic entropy. Education: B.S. in Physics, currently a Ph.D. student in Astrophysics, researching multiplicity of K dwarf stars. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7b4t7j/was_the_super_massive_black_hole_at_the_center_of/dpg0s0d/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/69mjxt/do_rainbows_also_have_sections_in_the_infrared/dh8cu4p/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4bc4x7/what_is_the_maximum_masssize_a_star_can_reach/d18a9mu/)
4 chupacabrasaurus1 Username: /u/chupacabrasaurus1 General Field: Biology Specific Field: Zoology Particular areas of research include behavioral ecology, animal welfare, ethology Education: MA Zoology, BA Psychology, several years experience assisting with research as a volunteer for a large organization. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77ujyv/can_deaf_people_get_tinnitus/dopohlp/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77vagr/why_are_sloths_so_slow/dopnx18/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7aeicg/why_do_songs_get_stuck_in_our_head/dpa1kzu/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7aeicg/why_do_songs_get_stuck_in_our_head/dpbo492/). edit: adding more comment links.
1 flatearth212 Username: /u/flatearth212 General field: Astronomy Specific field: Computational Relativity Particular areas of study: Numerical methods for astrophysics, gravitational wave research, binary black hole/black hole neutron star mergers Education: MS in applied mathematics, second year phd student in the same. Disclaimer: Not a flat earther, if that wasn't obvious. Comments: [1] (https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78tmca/is_gravity_different_in_certain_spots_on_earth/doxt8iw/?st=j9aif0a0&sh=fd166985) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7949fv/can_there_be_an_orbit_around_a_black_hole_in/doziqz4/?st=j9aigmdq&sh=4dd20b1f) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/792tk7/is_there_a_schwarzschild_radius_for_an_object_to/dozjglv/?st=j9aih4u6&sh=79302a97) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78z7cw/is_there_any_possible_relation_between_the/dozkqff/?st=j9aihf72&sh=c84fe20f) The fourth comment is outside my area of expertise, but I've been reading up on CMB lately so I thought I'd give it a shot.
1 DaBlueCaboose Username: /u/DaBlueCaboose General field: Engineering Specific field: Aerospace Engineering Particular areas of study include rocket propulsion, space propulsion, satellite navigation, and orbital mechanics Education: Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78rk06/can_satellites_be_in_geostationary_orbit_at/dow6ov6/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78rk06/can_satellites_be_in_geostationary_orbit_at/dowbfk4/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/75o0kv/why_rocket_engine_exhaust_pipe_is_shaped_like_a/do83l3t/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/75o0kv/why_rocket_engine_exhaust_pipe_is_shaped_like_a/do8fb09/) I know the requirements say at least a MSc. or equivalent but /u/VeryLittle asked me to post here to get flair, so I figured the worst you could say is no.
1 El_Portero Username: /u/el_portero General Field: Physics Specific Field: Nuclear Physics Particular area of intrest include radation detection, redation effects on electronics, nuclear matterials, and nuclear processes. Education: B.A.Physics. M.A. Nuclear Engineering Coments [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77yqbe/why_do_electrons_have_a_constant_mass/dorrkhp/?context=3)
2 danielchorley Username: /u/danielchorley General field: Chemistry Specific field: Organic Chemistry Particular areas of research: Synthesis and purification of complex natural products, structural analysis, NMR Education: PhD (organic chemistry, 2015), academic (1 yr) and industrial post-doc (1 yr); BSc (1st Hons: Chem & Bio). Self- taught interest in conceptual quantum mechanics, medicinal chemistry, and astronomy. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/chemhelp/comments/7b2udh/dumb_question_can_lone_pairs_occur_in_ionic/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/chemhelp/comments/7awljk/the_reactivity_of_ethyl_chloride_chloroethane/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/chemistry/comments/7arnsx/why_is_hbr_produced_instead_of_diatomic_hydrogen/), [4] (https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77w95d/why_is_drinking_fluoridated_water_safe_if/doqzuzb/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7803rh/do_hydrogen_isotopes_affect_chemical_structure_of/doqn9m1/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77lle9/how_does_a_high_or_pure_acid_have_a_low_ph/donzllx/), [7](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/772t5z/do_we_know_for_a_fact_that_there_are_only_118/dorf2i0/). edit: added additional references (Nov 7th)
2 a_skeptic_medic username: /u/A_SKEPTIC_MEDIC General field: medicine Specific field: surgery, medicine, cancer research, neuroscience Particular areas of research include emergency medicine ( subarachnoid haemorrhage, stroke and thrombolysis), neurology, oncology (prostate cancer, cancer epigenetics, hypoxia, signalling pathways) and neuroscience ( gut-brain axis) Education: B Sc in health science; final year medicine (BM BS) Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/Foamed/comments/6qzdzy/thrombolysis_in_45hrs_or_3_hrs/
5 biochemnerd12 Username: /u/biochemnerd12 General Field: Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry Specific Field: Structural Biology/Biophysical Chemistry Particular Area of Research include: Protein-RNA Complexes, Ribosomal Biogenesis, X-Ray crystallography, Structural Biology of Macromolecular Complexes, Drug Development and Design Education: BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Worked in a lab for all years in college, now a 4th year Graduate Student pursuing PhD in Biochemistry at the time of this application. Comments [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/702bor/single_atoms_can_be_manipulated_in_labs_how_close/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7143pc/chemistry_how_do_chemical_companies_determine_if/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/74057d/how_should_you_justify_changing_academic_fields/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/73npi9/why_is_the_purpose_of_placebo_groups_in_drugs/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/74huaz/is_crystallography_a_dead_field/) Edit: Included Education.
1 Aerothermal Username: /u/Aerothermal General field: Engineering Specific field: Propulsion Systems Particular areas of research include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, propulsion systems and evidence-based education. Education: MEng in Mechanical Engineering Experience: Several years as an aerospace mechanical design engineer, and several years lecturing at bachelor's level in Aerospace Engineering. My classes include electrical and electronic engineering, aerospace design principles, materials science, and aircraft propulsion. Comments [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/32zeun/how_would_a_tree_grow_in_zero_gravity/cqge6mt/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/education/comments/6p0r84/would_it_help_students_if_schools_have_classes/dklq843/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2dw2qq/what_happens_if_you_take_a_1lightyear_long_stick/cjtzh0w/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4covkn/what_really_happens_when_i_get_used_to_cold_water/d1k9msh/) [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1mdhu1/what_are_two_events_in_history_that_you_never/cc8h4tp/) [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comments/62nf6y/material_selection_for_thermal_mass/dfnzzo1/)
1 0 rpfeynman18 Username: /u/rpfeynman18 General field: Physics Specific field: Experimental Particle Physics Particular areas of research: CMS data analysis / LHC physics Education: M.S. degree in physics, currently in 4th year of PhD, based at CERN Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7c63al/is_it_possible_to_shoot_an_electron_straight_into/dpomtgr/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7c3h5i/can_particle_accelerators_be_used_for_spacecraft/dponle0/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7c3h5i/can_particle_accelerators_be_used_for_spacecraft/dpq3pat/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/72ouwv/why_do_electrons_have_kinetic_energy/dnkmv7d/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7etgjz/when_there_is_a_momentum_transfer_between_two/dq8ktu2/)
1 0 YaztromoX Username: /u/YaztromoX General field: Computing Specific field: Systems Software Particular areas of research include operating systems, programming languages, data synchronization Education: M.Sc. in Computer Science; researcher, instructor, and >20 years industry experience Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7dhet0/why_doesnt_010203_in_java/dq4uai3/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7dzrph/is_having_a_higher_bandwidth_get_you_to_hit_your/dq4th3g/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7dknhg/if_every_digital_thing_is_a_bunch_of_1s_and_0s/dpz81ls/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7cs6op/is_a_cdr_a_reliable_timestamp_for_a_files/dq7t2zw/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7eqfe4/how_does_restricting_internet_work/dq84e34/).
1 0 bohoky Username: /u/bohoky General field: anthropology Specific field: evolutionary psychology Particular areas of research: primatology, evolutionary basis of behavior, cognitive science Particular areas of research: Evolution of Sex Differences in Cognition (published: *J. Comp. Psych.*), former R.A. to primary researcher (hold a B.S. myself) Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7e6bez/why_cant_we_remember_much_from_our_infancy/) (probably more if I looked for them) Application recommended by /u/electric_ionland; I have read and accept the commenting guidelines.
3 0 djsedna Username: /u/djsedna General field: Astrophysics Specific field: Binary Stars & Stellar Populations Particular areas of research include K dwarfs, cool stars, globular clusters, galactic mergers, long-term galactic entropy. Education: B.S. in Physics, currently a Ph.D. student in Astrophysics, researching multiplicity of K dwarf stars. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7b4t7j/was_the_super_massive_black_hole_at_the_center_of/dpg0s0d/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/69mjxt/do_rainbows_also_have_sections_in_the_infrared/dh8cu4p/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4bc4x7/what_is_the_maximum_masssize_a_star_can_reach/d18a9mu/)
4 0 chupacabrasaurus1 Username: /u/chupacabrasaurus1 General Field: Biology Specific Field: Zoology Particular areas of research include behavioral ecology, animal welfare, ethology Education: MA Zoology, BA Psychology, several years experience assisting with research as a volunteer for a large organization. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77ujyv/can_deaf_people_get_tinnitus/dopohlp/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77vagr/why_are_sloths_so_slow/dopnx18/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7aeicg/why_do_songs_get_stuck_in_our_head/dpa1kzu/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7aeicg/why_do_songs_get_stuck_in_our_head/dpbo492/). edit: adding more comment links.
1 0 flatearth212 Username: /u/flatearth212 General field: Astronomy Specific field: Computational Relativity Particular areas of study: Numerical methods for astrophysics, gravitational wave research, binary black hole/black hole neutron star mergers Education: MS in applied mathematics, second year phd student in the same. Disclaimer: Not a flat earther, if that wasn't obvious. Comments: [1] (https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78tmca/is_gravity_different_in_certain_spots_on_earth/doxt8iw/?st=j9aif0a0&sh=fd166985) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7949fv/can_there_be_an_orbit_around_a_black_hole_in/doziqz4/?st=j9aigmdq&sh=4dd20b1f) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/792tk7/is_there_a_schwarzschild_radius_for_an_object_to/dozjglv/?st=j9aih4u6&sh=79302a97) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78z7cw/is_there_any_possible_relation_between_the/dozkqff/?st=j9aihf72&sh=c84fe20f) The fourth comment is outside my area of expertise, but I've been reading up on CMB lately so I thought I'd give it a shot.
1 0 DaBlueCaboose Username: /u/DaBlueCaboose General field: Engineering Specific field: Aerospace Engineering Particular areas of study include rocket propulsion, space propulsion, satellite navigation, and orbital mechanics Education: Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78rk06/can_satellites_be_in_geostationary_orbit_at/dow6ov6/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/78rk06/can_satellites_be_in_geostationary_orbit_at/dowbfk4/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/75o0kv/why_rocket_engine_exhaust_pipe_is_shaped_like_a/do83l3t/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/75o0kv/why_rocket_engine_exhaust_pipe_is_shaped_like_a/do8fb09/) I know the requirements say at least a MSc. or equivalent but /u/VeryLittle asked me to post here to get flair, so I figured the worst you could say is no.
1 0 El_Portero Username: /u/el_portero General Field: Physics Specific Field: Nuclear Physics Particular area of intrest include radation detection, redation effects on electronics, nuclear matterials, and nuclear processes. Education: B.A.Physics. M.A. Nuclear Engineering Coments [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77yqbe/why_do_electrons_have_a_constant_mass/dorrkhp/?context=3)
2 0 danielchorley Username: /u/danielchorley General field: Chemistry Specific field: Organic Chemistry Particular areas of research: Synthesis and purification of complex natural products, structural analysis, NMR Education: PhD (organic chemistry, 2015), academic (1 yr) and industrial post-doc (1 yr); BSc (1st Hons: Chem & Bio). Self- taught interest in conceptual quantum mechanics, medicinal chemistry, and astronomy. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/chemhelp/comments/7b2udh/dumb_question_can_lone_pairs_occur_in_ionic/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/chemhelp/comments/7awljk/the_reactivity_of_ethyl_chloride_chloroethane/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/chemistry/comments/7arnsx/why_is_hbr_produced_instead_of_diatomic_hydrogen/), [4] (https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77w95d/why_is_drinking_fluoridated_water_safe_if/doqzuzb/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7803rh/do_hydrogen_isotopes_affect_chemical_structure_of/doqn9m1/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77lle9/how_does_a_high_or_pure_acid_have_a_low_ph/donzllx/), [7](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/772t5z/do_we_know_for_a_fact_that_there_are_only_118/dorf2i0/). edit: added additional references (Nov 7th)
2 0 a_skeptic_medic username: /u/A_SKEPTIC_MEDIC General field: medicine Specific field: surgery, medicine, cancer research, neuroscience Particular areas of research include emergency medicine ( subarachnoid haemorrhage, stroke and thrombolysis), neurology, oncology (prostate cancer, cancer epigenetics, hypoxia, signalling pathways) and neuroscience ( gut-brain axis) Education: B Sc in health science; final year medicine (BM BS) Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/Foamed/comments/6qzdzy/thrombolysis_in_45hrs_or_3_hrs/
1 0 monkeynose Username: /u/MONKEYNOSE General field: Psychology Specific field: Clinical Psychology Particular areas of research include psychopathology, suicidality, and abnormal psychology. Education: BA in Psychology, MA in clinical mental health counseling, trained at a major metropolitan hospital psychiatric unit Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6smniz/schizophrenia_are_voices_ever_perceived_as/dmagsoy/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/765v81/does_exorcism_have_any_therapeutic_efficacy/dofhrx5/?context=3), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/777cry/does_delaying_gratification_on_purpose_have_any/dolh3cl/?context=3), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/759huj/are_sociopaths_aware_of_their_lack_of_empathy_and/don7fsa/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/77y8in/is_there_a_difference_in_suicide_rates_between/dor34fm/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/790oh3/what_do_we_know_about_post_traumatic_stress_in/dp1egt5/) [7](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/79xyzp/can_perception_of_temperature_affect_mood/dp6b4ke/), [8](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7avqyz/is_there_any_evidence_that_untargeted_murders/dpdrdm1/)
5 0 biochemnerd12 Username: /u/biochemnerd12 General Field: Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry Specific Field: Structural Biology/Biophysical Chemistry Particular Area of Research include: Protein-RNA Complexes, Ribosomal Biogenesis, X-Ray crystallography, Structural Biology of Macromolecular Complexes, Drug Development and Design Education: BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Worked in a lab for all years in college, now a 4th year Graduate Student pursuing PhD in Biochemistry at the time of this application. Comments [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/702bor/single_atoms_can_be_manipulated_in_labs_how_close/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/7143pc/chemistry_how_do_chemical_companies_determine_if/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/74057d/how_should_you_justify_changing_academic_fields/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/73npi9/why_is_the_purpose_of_placebo_groups_in_drugs/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/74huaz/is_crystallography_a_dead_field/) Edit: Included Education.
1 0 Aerothermal Username: /u/Aerothermal General field: Engineering Specific field: Propulsion Systems Particular areas of research include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, propulsion systems and evidence-based education. Education: MEng in Mechanical Engineering Experience: Several years as an aerospace mechanical design engineer, and several years lecturing at bachelor's level in Aerospace Engineering. My classes include electrical and electronic engineering, aerospace design principles, materials science, and aircraft propulsion. Comments [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/32zeun/how_would_a_tree_grow_in_zero_gravity/cqge6mt/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/education/comments/6p0r84/would_it_help_students_if_schools_have_classes/dklq843/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2dw2qq/what_happens_if_you_take_a_1lightyear_long_stick/cjtzh0w/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4covkn/what_really_happens_when_i_get_used_to_cold_water/d1k9msh/) [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1mdhu1/what_are_two_events_in_history_that_you_never/cc8h4tp/) [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comments/62nf6y/material_selection_for_thermal_mass/dfnzzo1/)
4 0 QuantumCalamari Username: /u/QuantumCalamari General field: Electrical Engineering Specific Field: Superconducting devices with application to single photon detection, single flux quantum logic and superconducting qubits Education: M.S in Physics, currently PhD in Electrical Engineering Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/74z180/what_would_happen_if_you_made_a_branch_in_a/do2g4kw/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=front&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=askscience), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/752o4b/why_are_camera_lenses_always_round_if_they_take/do45xn1/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/76jab7/like_a_faraday_cage_for_electricity_can_we_build/doeevb0/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/76rmpr/how_do_things_such_as_neutron_stars_and/dog8ybt/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/76xkai/what_causes_earth_and_planets_in_general_to_spin/doj58y5/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage)