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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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Science of Green Lantern and solid light constructs

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Strivs‭

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Navigating in a Subsurface Ocean

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by CAE Jones‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by CAE Jones‭

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What adaptations would a hominid need to survive in Antarctica?

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭

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Why would an AI only give limited information to humans?

19 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Adam Reynolds‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Adam Reynolds‭

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Roughly how long could an 'Oumuamua type object get?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Slarty‭

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What FTL models are appropriate given my constraints?

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by John O‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by John O‭

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Why would a tree species grow very large in what is a very windy environment?

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by bio‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by bio‭

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Psychological Development of Children and Adolescents Under Accelerated Time

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Necrikus‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Necrikus‭

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How long can a wooden door last?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Dylan B‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Dylan B‭

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Plausible propulsion methods given a virtually infinite electric power source

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by if9y4d‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by if9y4d‭

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What's a possible justification for Giants not taking over the world?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭

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What environment would Giants be best adapted for?

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭

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How can I estimate the maximum mass that can be safely handled in low to no g?

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Distance from Jupiter to minimize destructive tidal forces

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Carlos Zamora‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Carlos Zamora‭

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Could an Ice Age Extinction Wipe Out All Marsupials?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by JohnWDailey‭

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How do I explain the evolution of slug people?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Pierre ‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Pierre ‭

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Humanoid Bioweapon: what can stay and what has to go?

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by ProjectApex‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by ProjectApex‭

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Harmless spitting snakes

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by user3556983‭

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How would pinchers have to evolve to better manipulate tools?

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Johnara‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Johnara‭

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Antimatter filled buckyballs - The energy storage medium of the future

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Samwise‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Samwise‭

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Could co-orbital planets also be double planets?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Axion‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Axion‭

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How to monitor oxygen levels with medieval oxygen sphere

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Daniel Hicks‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Daniel Hicks‭

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Solar expansion and habitability

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Dee‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Dee‭

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Building a spaceship alone in the wilderness

11 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by TCC‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by TCC‭

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World with frequent lunar eclipses?

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by DVNO‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by DVNO‭

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Is there a way for someone to be un-cloneable?

20 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Rhysing‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Rhysing‭

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Plate tectonics required to create a area where the land "grows" very rapidly, very often?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by nighthawk‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by nighthawk‭

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How large could sea creatures grow on a terraformed Ganymede?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Wax‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Wax‭

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Could yet unobserved baryons constitute useful building materials?

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Vincent‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Vincent‭

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Using a melon organ on land. Plausible?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by ProjectApex‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by ProjectApex‭

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How could medical petrification work?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Planet with double the orbital period of Earth

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Julianne‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Julianne‭

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How can antibodies induce a demigod transformation?

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Incognito‭

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Durability of materials in ideal conditions

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by rwallace‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by rwallace‭

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Acid-spitting dragons

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by user3556983‭

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Does the humanoid body plan necessitate sapience to be viable?

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by icewar1908‭

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Genetics and Population Dynamics of a 7-sex system

3 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Ettina Kitten‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Ettina Kitten‭

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Genetically engineered bionically enhanced insects in lieu of robots

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Rusty‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Rusty‭

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Giant caves. How do they form?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Seraphim‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Seraphim‭

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