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Q&A Could aliens from beyond the singularity of a rotating black hole survive and colonise regions of a normal universe?

Would it be possible for aliens that originated and evolved in a planetary system beyond the ring singularity of a rotating black hole to send individuals out into a normal universe to colonise it?...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Ichthys King‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Ichthys King‭

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Q&A Schwarzschild Metric in a universe with the same space time metric as that described in the orthogonal series, but with massive gravitons?

The universe described in the orthogonal series http://www.gregegan.net/ORTHOGONAL/00/PM.html is one, in which the minus sign in the space time interval is replaced with a plus sign. So this unive...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

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Q&A What's the energy required to traverse through dimensions

Say in the future, humanity has developed technology to the point that it allows them to traverse through other universe, each universe having something either drastically different or not so diffe...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by RotNDecay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RotNDecay‭

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Q&A Flipped over through fourth dimension. When do I start to notice biological problems?

In the middle of the night, while J. Random Human is sleeping, A. Hypersphere picks him hyper-up extremely carefully (so that none of his matter falls out in a direction he doesn't have), flips him...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by notovny‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by notovny‭

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Q&A How could two alternate realities "blend" at a single point in space time?

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse The multiverse (or meta-universe) is a hypothetical set of various possible universes including the universe which we live in. Together, these u...

10 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Len‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Len‭

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Q&A How would wormholes and teleportation affect the passage of time?

Time is not a constant, Albert Einstein proved that much. Time dilation is a difference in the elapsed time measured by two clocks, either due to them having a velocity relative to each other, or b...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Formula for send and response times of messages at fraction of light speed?

I have a ship that begins the equation traveling at 50 percent the speed of light, but decelerating constantly to finally land on a certain planet (towards which it is moving the entire time). It b...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Jesse Tate‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jesse Tate‭

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Q&A Technology to see an invisible being

I have a world where there are two types of beings. One type, let's call them X, exist in our "dimension," and the other, let's call them Y, exist in another "phase" or dimension. Only 10% of X b...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Shalon Sims‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Shalon Sims‭

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Q&A What would the experience be like for a human transported to 4 dimensions?

Our universe has 3 global spatial dimensions - that much I know. I am almost sure, based on an incredibly shoddy knowledge of physics, that there couldn't possibly be a 4th spatial dimension that w...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Nico A‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Nico A‭

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Q&A What would the periodic table of a 4-Dimensional universe look like?

In this question, I asked about a universe with (amongst other things) 4 large spatial dimensions. In 3 dimensions, we have the familiar periodic table with its familiar arrangement of atoms in th...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A Consequences of a two-dimensional universe on cells and life

Suppose you have a 2+1 dimensional universe where the physics of that universe (we'll assume that the physics causes something similar to chemistry and that there is no gravity, but there is specia...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by god of llamas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by god of llamas‭

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Q&A Chemistry in two spatial dimensions?

I know that someone has asked how chemistry would be in four dimensions but I was wondering what would chemistry be like in two dimensions? From what I understand, in two dimensions, particles, ins...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

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Q&A Can mass be shunted off into hyperspace, but the matter remains?

My question is this: can excess mass be bled off into hyperspace (the large and compact extra dimensions, not the Star Wars-esque swirling vortex), yet the matter remains in our universe? Is mass ...

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

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Q&A What 4D shape could best fit a looping world?

I have an idea for a world such that the world itself is like a large loop. The best way I can think to describe it is going step by step through the "loop". Imagine a planet-like object; a sphere...

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

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Q&A How to feed parity transformed John Doe?

We do not know how exactly it happened, but poor John Doe made a space-time trip along a three dimensional analog of a Möbius strip (a Klein bottle). He is now back on Earth, but he is now the mir...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by jk - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by jk - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A How would a species in one dimension with its own properties go to another dimension with slightly different properties?

In my world, I have three dimensions, each of which have their own special properties. From each of these three dimensions come a master race of said dimension: From the first, the master race is...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mansoor Ahmad‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mansoor Ahmad‭

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Q&A Aritifical Gravity through Rotating wheel generalisation in a spatial 4th dimension

I'm taking the example of a rotating wheel space station, in which artificial gravity is created through rotation due to the inertia inside. The idea in the 3D environment is that the wheel (2D) i...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Jordi Serra‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jordi Serra‭

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Q&A Using Microscopic Dimensions to Hide Objects

Idea prompted by Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe: String theory postulates microscopic dimensions in space. Could you conceal an object by rotating it into one of the microscopic dimensions a...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by El Cadejo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by El Cadejo‭

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Q&A Would an explosion or energy discharge permeate to other spatial dimensions?

Let's assume there are more than 3 spatial dimension, for example 4 (the 4th not beeing time, but spatial) Would a common energy discharge, explosion etc. affect the 4th dimension? I am not sure...

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

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Q&A What would a area of slower/faster time look like?

I've been thinking about doing something involving bubbles of stopped (already answered here), slowed down or sped up time. What would that look like for different speeds? Is there any way of ca...

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

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Q&A Physical laws for a matter-filled universe

The Setting: I have an idea for a universe that, in an inversion to our own, is filled for the most part with matter in solid, liquid, gaseous or plasma form, while vacuum and degenerate matter is...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A Is there a problem with interpreting dark matter as hidden dimensions?

Is there any solid, scientific counterargument against the hypothetical explanation that attributes dark matter as matter in hidden planes of existence? I am trying to construct a world in which t...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Luna‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Luna‭

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Q&A How could it be possible to exert gravity without mass?

Some of what I read in How could a 4D organism influence events in our world made me think in a different direction about a question I asked before. I'm trying to create a large sphere shaped fiel...

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

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Q&A What would organisms be like in four physical dimensions?

In this question, I asked about a matter-filled 4-spatial-dimensional universe, with a gross structure defined by my own answer to that question. Then, in this question, I asked about what the per...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A Interactions with higher dimensions

I was reading Flatland, and the thought occurred to me that interaction between an n-dimensional being and a n+1+-dimensional being may not only be difficult but dangerous, that Flatland contains e...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A Does time dilatation make travelling close to the speed of light redundant?

I find time dilation confusing so I'm not sure if it is a relevant factor. Lets say you have a spaceship. There's no such thing as faster than light travel, but you do have inertial dampener techn...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Lorry Laurence mcLarry‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Lorry Laurence mcLarry‭

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Q&A How can it be bigger on the inside

We have these "magical" items everywhere in fiction; from the classic rabbit coming out of a hat illusion, to the TARDIS from Doctor Who, to Newest Magical Beast Newt Scamander Briefcase. These ite...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Hariz Rizki‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Hariz Rizki‭

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Q&A Could you have more than one building in the same spot by "stacking" them in 4th dimensional space?

In my universe a 4th SPACIAL dimension exists around our 3 dimensions. I'm playing with ideas for a society that has access to a 4th spacial dimension and am currently thinking of what they would b...

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by AJ D.‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by AJ D.‭

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Q&A 4D Digestive System Structure

Note: I'm talking about a fourth spatial dimension. As far as I can tell, a 2 dimensional creature has one possible digestive system structure; have a cavity inside its body connected to the outsi...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Alex Binnard‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Alex Binnard‭

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Q&A How would time dilation by one character affect other characters in the same system?

I am in the midst of writing a book wherein one of my characters (Let's call her X) can affect spacetime, mostly by causing time to dilate. My character is earthbound and a shadow organization di...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Kshitij Naithani‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Kshitij Naithani‭

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Q&A Will This Violate Causality?

Okay, so I have a sci-fi setting in which there is a form of FTL travel. Imagine the universe(all three/four dimensions of it) was stretched out onto the surface of a sphere. Now assume that ther...

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

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Q&A If an immortal, fabricated particle could travel FTL, would it exist in all times, or only the past relative to its present?

This seemed too scifi or hypothetical for physics, so here goes. Suppose a manipulated quark with 0 mass could travel faster than the speed of light. It's known that the faster you go, the slower...

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

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Q&A What would a 'bend' in space-time look like to the external observer

Judy likes coffee. Right now he is standing in the middle of the urban park sipping it. Unbeknownst to him a local phenomena occurs somewhat near: space itself bends where a lovely group of lilies...

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

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Q&A What happens to the space created due to wormholes?

I am working on a story which is based on space time hacking and moderation. While researching I found that a wormhole is simply a Folded time-space-as shown in demonstration below (Image credits: ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Karan Desai‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Karan Desai‭

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Q&A Multidimensional Time-Lines

Ever since grade school, we have been taught to visualize time in the form of a time-line. This model works particularly well considering the fact that, according to widely accepted scientific theo...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Chef Cyanide‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Chef Cyanide‭

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Q&A How far can space time be warped, twisted, and pulled?

In the story I'm writing, an ancient civilization once roamed the local group, traveling from galaxy to galaxy with ease. Thousands of millennia after their disappearance, humanity stumbles across ...

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

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Q&A How to weigh a flatlander in 2D gravity?

Newton who laid out a set of mathematical rules to predict the motion of objects from a falling apple to planets orbiting the Sun, however it was Einstein who described how two masses tend to accel...

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

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Q&A Explained? Dimensional travel limit

Asking for what pseudoscience might explain a storytelling need: Given parallel dimensions (worlds), we discover that through a portal device, a person equipped with a special spacesuit-like outfi...

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

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Q&A Speeding up time?

Any ideas how an advanced alien race could speed up time in a specific region of space? I'm working on a storyline in which an alien race uses a time bubble to accelerate time so the construction ...

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Ruok2bu‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Ruok2bu‭

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Q&A Size of a multi dimensional Labyrinth

I'll have a limited space like $1 km^3$ that have (through handwaving) more then three dimensions. But anyone entering it would perceive it as a three dimensional space. A little bit like this vide...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by lokimidgard‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by lokimidgard‭

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Q&A Machines in four spatial dimensions

Assuming that we have a universe with four spatial dimensions plus time, within which atoms exist that can form solids, liquids, gases and plasmas, the compounds that can be formed having physical ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A How can I confine (e.g. in level design) the actors in outer space?

I want my actors in outer space but I don't want them roaming around freely. Like, if the actors were in a building, there would be walls, doors, elevators. If they were on a land, there would be ...

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

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Q&A Where is the inside of the Tardis? Is it a world in itself? Is it part of a different world?

The Doctor's TARDIS is larger on the inside than on the outside. How can this be achieved? The conventional answer is that The TARDIS is dimensionally transcendental ... the interior exists i...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A Geography in a universe with 4 spatial dimensions

In my answer to my own question, Physical laws for a matter-filled universe, I detail the gross physical laws that would shape my four-spatial-dimensional matter filled universe. Given a slowly ex...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A In three spatial dimensions, would it be possible to have a force that decreases with the inverse of the distance?

I know that in our universe, electromagnetism and gravity decrease with the inverse of the distance squared. Would it be possible though for there to be a force in another universe with three spati...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Anders Gustafson‭

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Q&A Robbing the world of 1 second

Scenario Set in modern day Antarctica, a group of very talented scientists are working on a highly confidential scientific experiment which would one day allow us to manipulate time literally. The...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Explanation for the creation/existence of a secondary physical space that experiences time differently

In this world I'm building, I need it to be possible to have enclosed spaces/worlds connected to the main one. Ideally the main world would closely resemble ours, with the same laws of energy/physi...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by shakycheese‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by shakycheese‭