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Are there any animals that could survive a nuclear bomb that affected the entire planet? [closed]

If a nuclear bomb that was big enough to affect the entire planet went off, would there be any organisms that could survive? I imagine most species would die out from radiation or (if they were close ...
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Alcohol-based organisms?

Would it be possible to have an organism to be based on alcohol, rather than water? Complexity does not matter, but a complex organism would be favourable. their environment would be in oceans of ...
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Could a robot that can survive at the center of the Earth also survive a nuclear explosion?

The robot in question is a very large, worm-like mining robot with a huge drill on its front end, built to survive staggering levels of heat and pressure. It's so resiliant, in fact, that it can ...
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Eating Titan's oceans

Imagine a Mark Wattney-like scenario, only on Titan and involving a decent-sized base being isolated instead of a single person. There is not, and never has been, the possibility of growing potatoes. ...
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Futrinka street and the plausiblity of comfortably habitable giant-pumpkin houses

So, there was this pupet show about two characters, Mazsola and Tádé. They lived in a BIG pumpkin, that had been hollowed out and repurposed as a house. It looked something like this. Now, I kinda ...
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Where should I place my fictional continent in the South Pacific?

Rather than creating an entire world for my worldbuilding project, I was planning on adding an additional continent to Earth. Since the largest “empty spot” is in the South Pacific and one of my goals ...
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Problems With CNTs and Graphene That Must Be Dealt With Before Using Them to Build Tall Buildings Out of THem

Buildings of steel and concrete are in big trouble. The building's steel bones rust when exposed to moisture. When rusting occurs, the steel expands. If the steel rusts from inside a concrete shell,...
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Can force sensitivity be induced in non-force sensitive humans? [closed]

In the Star Wars Universe, Midi-chlorians are life forms that live symbiotically inside all living cells. Because of their properties, Midi-chlorians, when present in high enough quantities in an ...
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Why would a suicide bomber not be blown apart by a rune-bomb? [closed]

I am a homicide detective on the magical police force. Runes are magical symbols fused into objects that imbue those items with magical power. These spells are stored in these runes for long term use ...
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Why might the ability to use Telepathic attacks evolve?

So, in my story there is a species called the Telenoids. They are able to produce, not really a telepathic thing per se, but more the ability to produce noises so loud they cause intense headaches and ...
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A sword that's made up of tiny sharp crystals and held together by a magnetic field. Is it possible?

So, I was thinking about a way to recreate the spell "Bound Sword" from Skyrim and so created this. A bound weapon consists of: 1. A hilt that generates a strong magnetic field. The hilt doesn't ...
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How to optimise the use of 10 nuclear fuel pellets in medieval period?

Suppose 10 standard nuclear fuel pellets have been sent back in time to the 14th century A. D. scattered across 10 adjacent towns via a disposable time machine. Would people in the medieval period be ...
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How can I create long fall boots?

The long fall boots are special footwear that extend from your feet to your knees. They enable you to fall from an indefinite altitude in Earth-like gravity without damaging your body when you land. ...
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Is there a possible way to metamorph human using butterfly method?

I want to know if there is a possible way to temporarily turn normal human into soup like caterpillar in their chrysalis state as they metamorphose into another being, either biological/chemical or ...
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Impacts of a moon falling on an Earth-like planet?

In the world me and my friend are making, the dark lord makes one of the planets uninhabitable by causing a moon to fall on it. About 7000 years later, it is unnaturally cooled down via deus-ex-...
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How can I integrate science and magic? [closed]

(third and last question in a span of a few hours, I hope I'm not breaking a rule) If in my world, magic is just "cosmic energy" or just energy that exists in the "gray area" of every atom, element, ...
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Spin gravity on an abandoned ship

If a cylindrical rocket ship with a diameter of about 350 meters were spinning on its long axis, would more than just the interior surface of the outer hull have artificial gravity? The ships decks ...
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How to implement these magic systems into a world on a social and economic level? [closed]

If I had had a magic system that runs on condensed energy where humans have accidentally released condensed energy balls, which are floating balls that store a bit of cosmic energy. The balls act like ...
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What would powers based of the strong force look like?

Or, what physical law can X manipulate in order to have control over the strong force. The strong nuclear force is responsible for binding the all matter together and opposes the force exerted by the ...
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How would a mountain range jutting out of an ocean affect the ocean and land masses around it? [closed]

So, 1st I'd like to say thank you. Next, I hope I do this right! My question is how would a mountain range roughly the size and shape of the Andes jutting out of an ocean roughly the size of the ...
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Is my robot concept viable?

I've developed a concept for a robot, and I need it reality-checked. The main body of the robot consists of little more than a brain, an eye, a battery, and a number of powerful electromagnets. It ...
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What are the best tactics to use against an anti-magic species when ranged weaponry aren't effective?

Elves are an innately magical species that produce Mana from their souls to power their magi-technology. Due to this,their entire society revolves around magitech that make them far superior to all ...
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How to scientifically explain bane weapons?

One common trope of RPGs are the "bane weapons". Say, there's this axe that deals more damage to elves, or an arrow that's better at killing dragons. I won't go into detail why in a world, where one ...
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How do i worldbuild planetary regolith

The planet needs to be able to support life but initially ve devoid of it. Which I would think would make it's Soil like that of a desert. The regolith may be important for early agriculture. It can ...
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what are the properties of anti-magic? [closed]

In my fantasy world, magic has four specific properties: Magic is a product of living things. Wherever there is life, there is magic. The greater the concentration of living things, the more magic ...
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How to keep the emotions when the brain-in-a-jar is connected to a cyborg body

Let us assume that Science has discovered how to keep a brain alive outside the body, that mind-machine interfaces are advanced enough to connect the CNS to electronic hardware and communicate ...
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What magic system seems the most stable? [closed]

I have multiple magic systems in mind, but I need one that would probably be the most stable and wouldn't allow overpowered solutions. Here the ones I have so far: A magic system that runs on mana: ...
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How can a being that can create electric attacks use targeted lightning storm strikes?

I found one question that deals with how to make lightning from clouds strike a target person, Can we make lightning strike a certain person? but I am looking for something that doesn't involve ...
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Warp speed collision [duplicate]

I was hoping that i can get a more or less science based answer because theoretically warp drive is possible (but we cannot produce the amount of energy that it needs). I am here after this question ...
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Interplanetary Spore Plague(Rapture Virus)

On planet Earth, the capital of the Earth Sphere in my universe, in the year 2127, the population has increased(in density per area) by about 410%, due to the discovery of "key" bridges- traversable ...
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plausibility of this double planet system? [duplicate]

So, I'm about to start a new worldbuilding project for a fantasy world, but I want to try to make the basic world at least somewhat plausible; the magic in the setting is going to be pretty low-key, ...
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Could an alien organism survive an impact inside a meteorite? [closed]

Could an alien organism survive the impact of a meteorite crashing to a planet?
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How do I incorporate runestones into my magic system? [closed]

Orgone, also referred to as Mana, is the conduit through which the power of the cosmos flows, focused through a sorcerer's will. Ritual practitioners must draw on this reserve of power in their souls ...
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How should I categorise magic? [closed]

In my fantasy world there are two kinds of magic, natural magic and dark magic. The distinction, however, has nothing to do with good and evil, it has to do with what the magic deals with: Natural ...
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What is the scientific name for an intelligent species that can breed with all other known intelligent species? [closed]

Ship log: It has been a year since we discovered the alien species that now are dubbed Venusians. Our first impression was that all of them look like extremly beautiful human females. Our second ...
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How effective and viable would bronze full plate be?

In my fantasy setting in development,tin is significantly more common than in our world. Leading to bronze armour and weapons being much cheaper. Due to metallurgy not being as advanced iron is still ...
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Is it possible to switch glycoprotein of viruses?

Like take flu virus and switch its glycoprotein with measles? On my world there is warfare and I want science to well fit the story.
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Ways for advanced civilizations to mask communications on an interstellar / intergalactic scale

Say we have a civilization on the verge of becoming Type II, and are in the process of building a Dyson Sphere. They are aware that in the process, and especially after completion, there will be ...
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Synthesization of a star?

Would it be possible to put hydrogen into a vacuum chamber and use something to turn it into a smaller version of a star? I am making a scene with a simulated planet environment in space and wanted ...
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A Horse of A VERY Different Way to Live the “Plains” Life

How the horse evolved to deal with life out on the open plains is...an odd story. Whereas other ungulates could walk through the hard ground with several hooves without problem, the horses couldn't. ...
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What's the best way to store genetic material in a dystopian environment?

In this setting, the family unit is based around a clan system. An individual's wealth and status is related to the clan they are born in, and its ancestry is based on matrilineal lines. Due to ...
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How bright is the night with 18-22 AU distant star?

In my previous question, I asked about how close can two stars in a binary system be for planets around them to stay earthlike, assuming that both stars have very sunlike and both planets very ...
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ideal virus for eco-terrorist [closed]

This is a follow up question to my earlier question what makes a disease deadly? In my book, the villain, a biology professor inspired by Ted Kaczynski, wants to revert humanity into a hunter ...
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Binary star system i need help finding habitable zone [duplicate]

I have revamped my queshton a 3th time so i can get my ansure. The last 2 times i forgot something or got my math wrong. so i hope i got it all and got my math right, third times a charm. I have a ...
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Maximum Theoretical Energy Density of Clockwork

So, I'm slowly working on a concept a little like "Victorian Shadowrun", where magic is suddenly introduced to Victorian Society. One of the side effects of this is a metal, let's call it Orichalcum ...
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Why can't I activate bloodline abilities despite access to proper genetic material?

I am Incognito, a mad scientist who studies the bloodline abilities of specific clans. My research has led me to a small village which hosts a powerful family called the uchiha clan. These individuals ...
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Effects of metallic skin in close combat

Royal guards paraljia undergoes a ritual at the end of their training. This antic ritual transforms their body variety of metals and rocks ( similar to colossus from x-men) After this crucial ritual ...
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How far could the roman empire expand? [closed]

Assuming Rome never fell and the empire was never divided, how far could it have expanded? What would it take for them to have an empire whose size is similar to that of the british or Spanish empires?...
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How can methane hydrates mining affect earth other than it’s climate?

My story take place in 200 years forward post apocalypstic war between two faction which the (villain) protagonist side have massive fuel economy disadvantages compare to their enemy who mastered bio ...
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Would there be any place for nuclear powered spaceship in the world proliferated by antimatter propulsion?

Nuclear fission rocket is becoming obsolete and is superseded by the more efficient antimatter engine, in fact there will be no pollution and the efficiency is around 100%. I'm wondering if in a ...

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