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Q&A

General Q&A about worldbuilding and other speculative developments that can be extrapolated from science.

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Would dinosaurs render a planet unfit for colonization?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Peter U‭  ·  last activity over 6 years ago by Peter U‭

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Maglev transportation without tracks

3 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by mjr‭  ·  last activity over 6 years ago by mjr‭

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Could there be an ecological relationship in which both parties are harmed?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by blaizor‭  ·  last activity over 6 years ago by blaizor‭

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A continent lost underwater?

7 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by cedes‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by cedes‭

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Is it possible to animate a statue?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Gassendi‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Gassendi‭

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Jet Powered Animals

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by ArtOfCode‭

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What types of atmospheric disruption (and other issues) would my skyhook make?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by user3082‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by user3082‭

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What does it mean for something to be 'knocked out of its orbit'?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by smithkm‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by smithkm‭

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Arctic Airships, Part 2 - Navigation

8 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by HDE 226868‭

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An interplanetary coordinate system

7 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Neil‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Neil‭

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Talking to Animals

6 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by dorfy‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by dorfy‭

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What would a lunar calendar look like?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by 17482‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by 17482‭

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Sapience Pulsar - Could Intelligence Come in Waves?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Serban Tanasa‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Serban Tanasa‭

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How to avert AI. as a main player in the future?

14 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by System‭

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Are moons always the same colour?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Jaz‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Jaz‭

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How much technology for a ring-world to work?

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Sheraff‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Sheraff‭

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How long to freeze a planet?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Sam Washburn‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Sam Washburn‭

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Removing the metal from a star

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Sam Washburn‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Sam Washburn‭

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Dyson Laser feasibility

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Sam Washburn‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Sam Washburn‭

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Can a planet's moon rise at the same time every night?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Jaz‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Jaz‭

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Weather on a mini-ringworld/Banks Orbital

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by System‭

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Biology-centric civilization vs AI-based civilization

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Anixx‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Anixx‭

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What are the minimum local environment requirements for a human colony?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Dan Werer‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Dan Werer‭

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How would plants be affected by a 48 hour day?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Shyy Guy‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Shyy Guy‭

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Human survival without eating

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Rodolfo Dias‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Rodolfo Dias‭

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What would be the effects of a Chicxulub-sized impact on Earth's magnetic field?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Soryu‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Soryu‭

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A villain with a system (located on ground) that has created a catalog of earth orbit satellites

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by x457812‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by x457812‭

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Effects of high magnetism?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by 22mg‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by 22mg‭

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What science-y stuff could hide an island?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Vector Lightning‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Vector Lightning‭

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Entertainment for AI

9 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by guido‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by guido‭

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Is it possible for humans to live on such a planet?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by ballah‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by ballah‭

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Suddenly, you live in the dark!

7 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by ballah‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by ballah‭

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What would the weather be like in an asteroid habitat?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Mike Nichols‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Mike Nichols‭

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Could a manned maneuvering unit provide artificial gravity?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Dan‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Dan‭

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Possibilities with a force-manipulating device

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by AlphaModder‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by AlphaModder‭

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What happens to air pressure if the ice caps completely melt?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Mikey‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Mikey‭

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Making the First contact

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Pavel Janicek‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Pavel Janicek‭

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A species developing writing but not (yet) speech

5 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Michael Sacchi‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by Michael Sacchi‭

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Burrowing/tunnelling creatures on earth with intricate underground organisation/society?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by alan2here‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by alan2here‭

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Astronomical Phenomena that cause Tidal Waves

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by erdekhayser‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by erdekhayser‭

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Harnessing the Moon's kinetic energy

2 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by MDMoore313‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by MDMoore313‭

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Locations for space centres

4 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by J_F_B_M‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by J_F_B_M‭

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Is the Alcubierre Drive relatively free from relativistic collisions?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by bowlturner‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by bowlturner‭

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