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So I'm pretty new to chemistry and all this, but my world involves superpowers, which of course involves immense energy to have the characters use these powers. However, I want to stay consistent w...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Strivs‭

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A group of aliens are off to save the human race from extinction caused by a Lovecraftian monstrosity. In order to accomplish this feat, they go to Earth in order to harvest as many humans as po...

8 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Seraphim‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Seraphim‭

Question biology mathematics
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Ok, so this is a culmination of a few questions into one final question: am I doing this right? I am trying to figure out the gravitational difference from one end of a continent to another. There ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by NRJohnson‭

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Imagine an alternate universe where FTL do happens, let's just say the inhabitants discovered a hypothetical particles that allows ordinary matter to temporarily be in superposition of any amount o...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user6760‭

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Background I am investigating the practical utility and limitations of a procedural-generation-based naming scheme for stars and other notable or significant interstellar structures (e.g. nebulae,...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rek‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by rek‭

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Imagine a cuboid planet with a thick atmosphere orbiting a star similar to our Sun. The inhabitants are as intelligent as humans and recently discovered the universal laws of gravitation and motion...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user6760‭

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Shamelessly inspired by this question, where a race was capable of counting only 0, 1 and "˜many', I have designed a yet more extreme race!! The Continuuoids are a pretty complex race. They can so...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Imagine a species of humanoid beings living on an Earth-like planet somewhere in the universe; they have developed complex spoken and written languages and they can study their own anatomy and the ...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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By that I mean, if you are travelling about on a continent on a planet with a circumference similar to the Sun, how much further would you be able to see, and would it be noticeable, without more c...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MartinArrJay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MartinArrJay‭

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There is a concern that's been brought up only recently--steel and concrete buildings are environmentally wasteful. In further clarification, they waste away too much greenhouse gases. And consid...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by JohnWDailey‭

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Let's say that the aliens exist, do you think that they are smart enough to create their own Mathematics? Or even their own Sciences?

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Sergio Marquez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Sergio Marquez‭

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Okay, trying to figure out this math guys! This may be simple math to some of you, but not me!!! I googled various ways of asking this question and got some good results, but I'm looking for a sim...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by J.J. Hartly‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by J.J. Hartly‭

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I'm worldbuilding a story, where a famous string theorist hires a student of mathematics to try construct a new theory. For better drama, my premise of the story is that the student never learned m...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by kasaca‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by kasaca‭

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In Steven Gould's Jumper series, the main character has the ability to teleport, and he eventually realizes he automatically does frame matching when doing so - no matter where on earth his origin ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Trevortni‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Trevortni‭

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Researching for a science fiction novel. My character loves math + I have dyscalculia = Problem. Therefore, I need your help. In my story, there are aliens we can see, but we can't hear or touch. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Shalon Sims‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Shalon Sims‭

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Okay, i need help here. I'm sure this question has been asked before and if it has, please refer me to it. But a story I have been working on for a while now revolves around the adventures of a col...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Noah‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Noah‭

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In my world, which has an Earth-like gravity and environment, an adult, fit humanoid male is 3 inches tall. When I do a simple ratio calculation, I come up with him weighing 7.9 pounds. Basically, ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Adam Orth‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Adam Orth‭

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Can there be a different kind of mathematics with different sets of rules? That is without inference and axioms. One attempt might be Stephen Wolfram's "New Kind of Science", but I am not sure that...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Haider‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Haider‭

Question mathematics
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Background: The main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is the closest and richest source of non terrestrial resources to Earth in the solar system. Even though it is vast its resources are ob...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by anon‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by anon‭

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The basis of my story revolves around a single survivor escaping a massive colony ship gone critical above the skies of an alien world. After his escape via escape pod, the ship crashes halfway acr...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Don'tQuestionTheMuse‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Don'tQuestionTheMuse‭

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Assuming the information in this video by the Cambridge University is correct, Planthoppers can jump as far as a meter. Their size ranges from 1cm in cooler climates to 5cm in the tropics. With ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Lutro‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Lutro‭

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After playing some HyperRogue, I got interested in the use of hyperbolic geometry in WorldBuilding, in particular how an area grows exponentially with respect to its radius. Let's say that the uni...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by PyRulez‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by PyRulez‭

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It takes the Earth about 365.25 days to orbit the Sun on its current elliptical path. That means it moves about 30 km/s, 2Ã—Ï€Ã—(149,600,000 km)/(1 year). So, given that, how high could Earth's...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Leezard‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Leezard‭

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I want to know whether or not my starship's cordinate system is efficient or not. Soon after my race flew into the stars, we realised we needed to be able to tell where we were. We need coordinate ...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Obsyden‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Obsyden‭

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In this universe, mass and gravity work differently so stable torus planets are possible (donut shaped). How would a torus world orbiting a single star have to rotate in order to have a stable da...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Noble‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Noble‭

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Note before I begin: I am aware that this might be a Math-heavy question that might be better suited for the math.se Goal: I'd like to use n-dimensional geometry as a method for effectively travel...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Doomed Mind‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Doomed Mind‭

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The BBC in the UK are currently screening a archaeology series exploring the idea that the Neolithic peoples in the Orkney Isles (North of Scotland) were the cultural capital of the British Isles. ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Simplifying a larger problem. Building a sci-fi text game and I don't want the science to be too wrong. Imagine I have two points in space which are 111,125 kilometers apart and it takes 17 minut...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Curtis Poe‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Curtis Poe‭

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In many countries, we number the years based off of proximity to an event in the Christian religion - we are over 2016 years past that date. However, in this scenario, religion has become less main...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Zxyrra‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Zxyrra‭

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So say we discovered aliens through a wormhole near Saturn (Interstellar anyone?). Congratz to us! But we have a bigger issue in trying to communicate with them. They developed in a completely dif...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anoplexian - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Anoplexian - Reinstate Monica‭

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In a parallel universe much of the physics equation have tetration in them. There are things such as tetrational growth as well as tetrational decay. $x^x$ and $x^{x^x}$ are also found in some ph...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

Question physics mathematics
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I'm currently writing a military science fiction story set in a post cyberpunk world I've been building. The story focuses on a tank crew, but it also prominently features an enormous airship that ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Elijah Decker‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Elijah Decker‭

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What significant technologies would be lost in a world without "Advanced" Mathematics? Specifically, what technologies required to get to the next level of scientific progress in an area would be l...

10 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Black‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Black‭

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