# Daecon

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Flying cars.
2. ## Why is solar geoengineering activity still not considered as a source of air pollution?

What exactly is solar geoengineering?
3. ## the speed of shadows

Ah, I think I get it now, the stream of photons are being emitted across a length faster than an individual photon would be able to cross that distance from one side to the other on its own when travelling at light speed?
4. ## A Very Simple Arithmetic Puzzle !

I'm an idiot. If you divide by 4 with 2 left over, it has to be even and so can't be prime. x(factoral)+(sigma)y=z?
5. ## A Very Simple Arithmetic Puzzle !

Is it a prime number?
6. ## the speed of shadows

Shadows don't destroy light, so any photons propagating from a light source would still be en route to the surface of the moon regardless of any shadows. The light would still be hitting the moon for a few fractions of a moment before the shadow "reaches" it, so the speed of any shadow would still be limited to c surely?
7. ## Subatomic particles and resonance.

Is there a resource other than Wikipedia where they have a layman-level introduction to articles on nuclear resonance and resonance in particle physics?
8. ## The Nature of Time and the Essence of Relativity

What about the reports of all the people who repeated this experiment to verify those findings? Where there any, and if so - do you have a link to them?
9. ## Review questions for Final (need help)

1) What do each of those climate types mean and how are they defined? 2) "Of" our environment or "to" our environment?
10. ## What do Penicillin, Velcro, Viagra and PI all have in common?

They were all originally designed to do something else before becoming famous for their more common usage?
11. ## Whiteholes and the fact that none have been found

So a white hole would be like a bubble or membrane that only allows for one-way passage, that is, light and energy can pass through to the outside but not pass through to the inside? What would happen when there's no longer any mass or energy inside the bubble? Would the void on the inside combined with CMBR pressure on the outside cause the bubble to shrink into nothingness, which is why we can't detect them? Any old white holes would have been emptied and crushed to nothiness from the pressure of regular space by now, and so until we can come up with a hypothetical way for them to be created, there's no evidence to suggest new ones are being made any more.
12. ## I decided to take my first IQ test ever

Of course not, because then I couldn't cheat -- uh, I mean... use my super awesome chessplaying tactics. Now, which way does the horsey move again?
13. ## I decided to take my first IQ test ever

I could play chess against two grandmasters - at the same time - and I'd be guaranteed to either win one of them, or stalemate both.
14. ## Mathematical physicists are the Modern Pope

Why are you concentrating on the center of the Milky Way galaxy and not the center of mass for the Virgo supercluster?
15. ## Whiteholes and the fact that none have been found

Wouldn't the opposite of a black hole be just a plain void?
16. ## I decided to take my first IQ test ever

Eh, I had a Mensa IQ test about 20-ish years ago when I was in my early teens and got a score of 178.
17. ## Calculating Fibonacci numbers?

That's awesome and just what I was looking for. Thanks!
18. ## Calculating Fibonacci numbers?

Is there a quick and easy way of working out the nth number in the Fibonacci sequence when you don't know the values of the two preceeding numbers in the sequence?
19. ## The Big Bangy Field Equation

What does "field of superimposed probabilities" actually mean? To the untrained ear, it sounds like word salad.
20. ## What is your opinion on Gematria?

It's just numerology. What would be really impressive was if these words and numbers synchronize in every language, not just English.
21. ## Could symmetry breaking change the speed of light?

So symmetry breaking just changes the properties of the particles, not the fundamental laws, of which c is one of those laws?
22. ## Could symmetry breaking change the speed of light?

Ah, I see. So it isn't plausible than the value of c was different, pre-symmetry breaking?
23. ## Could symmetry breaking change the speed of light?

I've been reading articles on Wikipedia and I was curious as to whether it's hypothetically possible for the electroweak force to have had a different propagation speed to standard electromagnetism, and that when the two forces separated, their speeds also changed?
24. ## How did all life become developed by the big bang?

Speaking of life from non-living material, is it possible to have a molecule that's something like a cross between an enzyme and a prion, or would such a thing be a contradiction?
25. ## Daecon

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if given adequate logging rights?

1. You do understand the legal ramifications of cutting down woodlands...? Teams of lawyers may be drafted in to pontificate on the issue...

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