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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
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AskScience AMA Series: "I am Rhett Allain, physicist and technical consultant on Mythbusters and MacGyver. Ask me about the physics of pretty much anything!
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Ask Anything Wednesday - Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Medicine, Psychology
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is it possible to move an object in circular motion using magnets?
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Why is it that during winter it's not uncommon to have days with abnormally high temperature and summer-like weather, but in the summer it never drops to winter-like weather for a day?
57
What triggers beta particles to form, and for what reason can they not penetrate substantially thick aluminium?
71
If capacitance increases as distance between plates decreases, why aren't there very small 1F capacitors?
27
What happens to the spin of an electron when it leaves a nucleus?
52
If the moon was created from an impact with Earth, could there be “Earth rocks” deep within the Moon?
55
Whats the truth about applying water to burns? Will cold water cause it to blister or stifle it? What about lukewarm water?
3
Have animals been observed using facial expressions to communicate among themselves?
216
If 2 people dislike the same food, are they then more likely to dislike other similar foods?
24
If both the liver and the kidney are filtering organs, what are their different responsibilities? Are there other organs that perform similar functions?
12
Why do martian rovers last so much longer than planned?
29
Are there positions of a chess board that are impossible to achieve legally?
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Are there any materials that only allow radio waves to pass through in one direction?
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Why are the characteristic lines from X-Rays limited by a lower AND UPPER energy?
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How did chemists determine the structures of molecules before they had high power microscopes?
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Why does water make paper products translucent?
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Does the Mach Cone occurs only appears when crossing the 1 Mach speed or it can also appear later during the supersonic flight (> 1 Mach)?
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How exact do orbital speeds need to be so you don't fly off into space (too fast) or fall into the atmosphere (too slow)?
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What was going on in the science community when the first dinosaur bones were discovered? Did we realize early on what we were looking at? What was the attitude of the community towards the discovery?
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How are the eggs of birds formed and what is the process called? Are they formed to the size that they are eventually hatched?
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Is there a theoretical limit to how many protons an atom can contain?
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What physically happens inside a computer when it crashes or freezes?
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Could a planet with a highly eccentric orbit be tidally locked?
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How do scientists assess/prove the age of ancient foot prints?
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At what frequency does a repetitive sound become a solid sound?
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Can dogs observe and recognize aging in adult humans? Do they differentiate between young adult, middle-aged and elderly humans?
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Does the gravitational force of the sun and moon affect the atmosphere the same way it affects the tide? Is there an increase in oxygen during high tide/low tide?
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I was never able to tune a guitar using my ear. Yesterday i did it out of the blue without practice. What happened to my brain?
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Why are there so few species of mammals?
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Can an oil reservoir "blow out" on its own with no human interaction?
32
Why don't the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet tan or burn?
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Is energy gain relative?
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Is it possible to trigger or "activate" a volcanic eruption?
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How uneven can London Dispersion Forces make an atom?
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Are there any known mutations in drosophila melanogaster that cause a phenotype of folded downward wings?
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If Earth were larger, would it move closer to the sun or farther away?
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Are blood bags usually sealed (in a vacuum)?
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When does a mushroom die? When it's picked? When it's packaged? Refrigerated? Sliced? Digested?
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When you physically break or shatter a flash storage chip, to what degree is the data still readable from the fragments?
2130 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
466 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.
1070 sacrelicious2 Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
1389 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.
539 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?
320 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.
88 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.
214 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?
143 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?
48 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?
330 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
464 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.
1065 0 sacrelicious2 Given the frequency with which hurricanes are popping up, is it possible for 2 hurricanes to collide? What happens if they do?
1385 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.
534 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?
330 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.
92 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?
143 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?
333 0 RetroRN How come there aren't any hurricanes on the West coast?