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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVII
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Help us fight for net neutrality!
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From my kid: Can you put a marshmallow on a stick out into space and roast it with the sun?
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What would our world look like if the collision which ejected the material from which formed the Moon had not occurred? Would there be liquid water? What kind of atmosphere if any? Active geological processes? Life?
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[physics] When I turn off my oven but leave the door closed how does the temperature cool?
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How accurate is the usual picture of the atomic nucleus of a ball/mass of protons and neutrons? What's really happening in the centre of atoms?
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On my bike: is it more efficient to pedal fast in a low gear or slower in a high gear?
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How would the government broadcast an emergency message in today's world where a majority of people watch tv through a streaming service?
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If the Earth is closer to the sun for a part of the year, why isn't that summer MUCH hotter?
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How do you define the number of conduction electrons?
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What makes it "impossible" as of now to detect the hypothetical Graviton particle?
9
How are Muscle Knots / Trigger Points Created at the Cellular Level?
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Can Dark Matter be explained by scale Invariance of empty space?
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Is deep-earth nuclear fission heating the Earth's interior?
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How in the world could a particle have a 1/2 spin value?
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Hein et al (2017) have explored scenarios for sending a spacecraft to the recently confirmed interstellar asteroid "Oumuamua". What payloads and capabilities would we wish to prioritize on the exploration of this strange and peculiar object?
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How are doctors able to determine genetic abnormality in a fetus, by testing the mother’s blood?
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Are all prime numbers smaller than the biggest prime number discovered?
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What exactly is the Van Allen radiation belt?
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Why children with adenoditis fall behind in their neurophychiatric development and do they recover in that aspect after the inflammation is gone?
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Can blue light cause cancer? What about UVA? Where is the threshold?
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When there is a momentum transfer between two charged particles (via a virtual particle) is that transfer instantaneous?
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Do cephalopods control their camouflage consciously, if yes how exactly can an animals thought's change it's cells?
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How does restricting Internet work?
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Why can't powerbanks charge while being charged?
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Is it a coincidence that the moons rotation around its axis matches the duration for its revolution around the earth? Or is there some scientific explanation on how these aligned in such a fashion?
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Ask Anything Wednesday - Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science
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Are there any advantages to Removing Net Neutrality that the consumer can enjoy and not ISPs?
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How does your body heal cuts?
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How do they know 'Oumuamua is elongated vs of assymetric albedo? (Bonus Question: Is the assumed rotation stable?)
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What changes when you break the sound barrier?
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How, or why, do refraction and dispersion occur?
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Are electrostatic interactions photon-mediated?
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How does Lebesgue integral put Riemann integral and discrete sums in the same theorical mold ?
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Why are radio waves and microwaves more damaging to the human body than light waves?
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In my Psychology textbook it says that cortisol (a result of stress) reduces telomerase activity, therefore speeding up the aging process, however, I know that exercise also releases cortisol, yet is known to combat aging - how?
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I measured an imaginary component of Earth's magnetic field?
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Why does water behave like a mirror?
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Why don't electrons in a superconductor radiate away their energy?
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Why does the index of refraction of water change with temperature?
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Why do planets orbit in planes?
2133 StevO_32 What effect (if any) could the current wildfires going off on the other side of the nation have on the hurricanes? Winds and pressure and thing of that sort
461 MisterTaggart What prevents hurricanes from reaching sustained winds in excess of 200+ mph? The highest sustained winds in recorded history are all in the 180-190 mph range which almost makes it seem like there is an imaginary cap of some sorts.
1069 sacrelicious2 Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
1393 jazida Jose just became a hurricane, following closely behind Irma, which I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) is sucking energy out of the ocean beneath it as it goes. (http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/1200*675/jose-irma.jpg) Images of other hurricanes' cold wakes give a scale that implies Jose is within the cold wake of Irma (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/files/upload/2006/09/ioke_sst_anom_2006.png) Does the ocean reheat faster than the second image implies? Was there more energy in the ocean before Irma and the residual is enough to supply Jose with more energy? Is Jose getting it from elsewhere? If there was residual energy enough to supply a second hurricane, is there a maximum absorption or an equilibrium point for hurricane <--> ocean energy exchange? Sorry for the gatling gun questions, very curious! Thanks in advance.
535 Gargatua13013 Why do our hurricanes not develop into large permanent or semi-permanent features somewhat comparable to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? What would it take for them to do so?
324 GoatGawd I'm curious, ocean temperatures will be decreased as a result of Irma, so with Jose passing in behind it is it possible to see it quickly lose its strength? I'd be absolutely amazed if Jose reaches above a cat 3.
87 RandomlyBrowsingGuy Don't know if this is silly but who names hurricanes? Are they the only natural disasters and why? I've lived through a large earthquake and the people that recall it with me just mention it by the year.
216 ParadigmTheory What is Irma going to do to Florida? Will we see a repeat of Houston, except along the entire Florida coastline? How long will it potentially take to repair the damages?
140 Targren Why Does The National Hurricane Center Generate A 50 Knot Forecast? 34 knots is the cutoff for a tropical storm, and 64 knots is a category I hurricane, so it's clear where those come from. What's the significance of 50 knots? Is it just an approximate halfway point?
44 iadtyjwu What is the other system of measuring hurricanes which was invented for insurance companies and do you think we'll eventually switch to it?
332 RetroRN How come there aren't any hurricanes on the West coast?
2129 0 StevO_32 What effect (if any) could the current wildfires going off on the other side of the nation have on the hurricanes? Winds and pressure and thing of that sort
467 0 MisterTaggart What prevents hurricanes from reaching sustained winds in excess of 200+ mph? The highest sustained winds in recorded history are all in the 180-190 mph range which almost makes it seem like there is an imaginary cap of some sorts.
1072 0 sacrelicious2 Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
1391 0 jazida Jose just became a hurricane, following closely behind Irma, which I am assuming (perhaps incorrectly) is sucking energy out of the ocean beneath it as it goes. (http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/1200*675/jose-irma.jpg) Images of other hurricanes' cold wakes give a scale that implies Jose is within the cold wake of Irma (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/files/upload/2006/09/ioke_sst_anom_2006.png) Does the ocean reheat faster than the second image implies? Was there more energy in the ocean before Irma and the residual is enough to supply Jose with more energy? Is Jose getting it from elsewhere? If there was residual energy enough to supply a second hurricane, is there a maximum absorption or an equilibrium point for hurricane <--> ocean energy exchange? Sorry for the gatling gun questions, very curious! Thanks in advance.
533 0 Gargatua13013 Why do our hurricanes not develop into large permanent or semi-permanent features somewhat comparable to the Great Red Spot of Jupiter? What would it take for them to do so?
325 0 GoatGawd I'm curious, ocean temperatures will be decreased as a result of Irma, so with Jose passing in behind it is it possible to see it quickly lose its strength? I'd be absolutely amazed if Jose reaches above a cat 3.
90 0 RandomlyBrowsingGuy Don't know if this is silly but who names hurricanes? Are they the only natural disasters and why? I've lived through a large earthquake and the people that recall it with me just mention it by the year.
216 0 ParadigmTheory What is Irma going to do to Florida? Will we see a repeat of Houston, except along the entire Florida coastline? How long will it potentially take to repair the damages?
145 0 Targren Why Does The National Hurricane Center Generate A 50 Knot Forecast? 34 knots is the cutoff for a tropical storm, and 64 knots is a category I hurricane, so it's clear where those come from. What's the significance of 50 knots? Is it just an approximate halfway point?
44 0 iadtyjwu What is the other system of measuring hurricanes which was invented for insurance companies and do you think we'll eventually switch to it?
336 0 RetroRN How come there aren't any hurricanes on the West coast?