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

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Is it possible to create a beam of non-relativistic neutrinos?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by dmckee‭

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Centripetal Burn in Orbit

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Josh Hyatt‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Magnet strong enough to rip the iron out of your body feasible?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DonielF‭

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How efficient can a Dyson sphere be?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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Composite armor based on diamonds, could it work?

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Mr. Mistoffelees‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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What conditions would cause an extremely dense (dark) coniferous forest to grow?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by xtal‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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What Factors Could Cause a World to See "Northern" Lights Much Closer to the Equator?

4 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Liath‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Avoiding Incidental Ion Drive damage to Following Vehicles?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by dmckee‭

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Competently Mobile Photosynthetic Animal?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭

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Restricted Directions for an Alcubierre Drive?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by FlyingLemmingSoup‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by lsusr‭

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Why would merfolk have hair?

21 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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How to protect intelligent fluids from heat damage?

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by Mr. Mistoffelees‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Canina‭

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Would a 200-Pound Dwarf Still Need to Wear Clothing?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Enfield‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by pnuts‭

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What would the sky view be like of a final stage massive merged galaxy?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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How to make an animal which can only breed for a certain number of generations?

13 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Richard Smith‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by James Jenkins‭

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Black as color of magic

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Aliza‭

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How large would be the habitable area in a tidally locked planet?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mister Onion‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mister Onion‭

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Do seasons occur on a tidally-locked planet?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mister Onion‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Is a genetically modified human with a much higher height plausible?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Popplio Lover‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Razetime‭

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How long would a planet that losses its gravity take to break up?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dave Driver‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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How fast would strange matter conversion go?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Nierninwa‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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What is the most efficent way of killing prey much larger than yourself?

14 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by KalleMP‭

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How can the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram be used in star building?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Sam Coutteau‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Exploration of a 50 mile high mountain

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Green‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Canina‭

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The evolution of neon kittens

5 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Green‭  ·  last activity almost 6 years ago by Green‭

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What if the Planck constant was exactly zero?

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Interstellar internet use cases, or "What if the internet was mail-order?"

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

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Are geographically typed planets realistic?

5 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Liath‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Human elytra flying off a cliff

2 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by Rhea‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by dsr‭

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Making a hair cream without using any lipids/oils

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by JohnDoea‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by JohnDoea‭

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Keratin biosynthesis and human hair straightness/smoothness

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by JohnDoea‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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