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Rigorous Science

Q&A with a focus on more stringent analysis. Questions and answers should be well-researched, clearly explained, and supported with references, equations, or empirical evidence based on current, widely-accepted science. Please read the category guidelines.

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What would it take to build a ship capable of crossing the Pacific? [duplicate]

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by Green‭  ·  closed as duplicate 11mo ago by Canina‭

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Asteroid flux or: How to make a planet perfect for mining

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Can pion production effectively shorten the lifetime of neutrons?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Trying to make a gun making scene realistic

7 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by MrDracoSpirit‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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How far away could Earth detect a projectile travelling at relativistic speeds?

8 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Joshua Snider‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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TotalRewind™ (brain chip)

5 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Create "gold" from lead (or other substances)

10 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Thorsten S.‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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What would a hard boundary mean in physics on the quantum-mechanical level?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by JDługosz‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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How large does a human's plastron need to be?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mike Nichols‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Sanity Check : Utility Fog

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by James McLellan‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Which of these changes to physics will have the least effect on Earth's biology?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Vogon Poet‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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How big can a giant get before losing human level intelligence?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Seraphim‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Seraphim‭

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Alternative evolution mechanisms using cell fusion

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by LDR‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by LDR‭

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Shooting through the earth

6 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by cypher‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by cypher‭

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What is the Feasibility of a Cloud Colony on Saturn?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by James McLellan‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by James McLellan‭

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Greenhouse Effect Strength- Ammonia World

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Sam D. Jones‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Sam D. Jones‭

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What would happen if the mass of air around earth doubled?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by chase leffers‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by chase leffers‭

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How to determine surface temperatures at specific points

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by System‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by System‭

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Intermediate Structures Along a Space Elevator

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Rusty‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Rusty‭

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How small and fast can a bullet go in atmosphere?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Seraphim‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Seraphim‭

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How would dragons mate, according to science?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by jsjsjzjdnsjsn‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by jsjsjzjdnsjsn‭

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Calculating average sea-level air pressure

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Lev‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Lev‭

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How fast can my humanoid run?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Demigan‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Demigan‭

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How to make Space Habitats spin?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭

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Relentless Super marathon?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by System‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by System‭

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Feasibility of a bone exoskeleton

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Pesterjest‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Pesterjest‭

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Cold-and heat-resistant people?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by System‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by System‭

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Flare star vs electrical grid

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by David‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by David‭

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See more colors?

5 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭

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Biological creation of respirocytes and clottocytes?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭

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Flying commercial airliners with ground power?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by FlyingLemmingSoup‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by FlyingLemmingSoup‭

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Superhuman reaction speed (dodging bullets )?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭

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Global warming through waste heat?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Marv‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Marv‭

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The scientific description of time-asymmetric retro-causality?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Vogon Poet‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Vogon Poet‭

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What needs to be changed in the structure of the human body to drink dirty water?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by French Thompson‭

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