Questions tagged [fire]

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Shake 'n bake colonies

So here's my rough idea for how you could basically send one large ship with a crew of a few thousand (at least ten thousand, maybe forty) to establish a colony on an Earth-like world: First step is ...
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Can a dragon's fire breath be liquid based?

Dragons commonly breathe fire. They can do so over considerable distances, often many times their body length. But this needs to be powered somehow, by a substance that the dragon can generate on its ...
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What could microscopic people use for fire? ( series )

Since fire is a staple of civilization and intelligent life , I though that my microscopic people ( 200 μm - 220 μm ) ought to have it too , but upon researching , I realized that fire can not exist ...
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What forms of accidents in today's world could cause a landscape to burn for multiple years? [closed]

Oil and gas are the obvious ones, but I wanted to get more creative
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Would advanced technology be possible if humans had never figured out how to use fire?

I was thinking of a world in which no species of human ever figures out how to use fire. Fire still exist in nature but people never figure out that they can put it to practical use. In this world ...
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How could an underwater civilization develop fire?

This is the follow-up question to How could an underwater civilization develop electricity?, as mentioned there. In that question, I never addressed how my civilization could have discovered/used ...
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How to counter a fire-wielding mage in the timeliest manner possible?

Magic is gone from the world, with the exception of a few members of a dying civilization. Plate and chainmail armors are commonly used by the soldiers in this world (a low fantasy medieval setting). ...
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Fireproof Plants

Is it possible to have plants that wouldn’t burn? Having the plant getting damaged by fire is fine, but I want the plant not to burn at all. It does not need to survive, it just must not catch fire (...
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Fire from the sky

When the skies release a column of fire, the land around becomes a barren place... Can such phenomenon be explained with some rare, but "closely possible" circumstances? I don't think about ...
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What would happen if Earth's oxygen reached the Sun?

The Scenario: The Sun is eternal. We are producing much more oxygen than we need. First off, would the atmosphere grow, or would it just become much more dense? Given the circumstances, if the ...
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Lifeform that perspires fire

Is an alien lifeform covering itself comfortably in flames as a defense mechanism to wane off predators possible? I've heard of microbes surviving the extreme condition of outer space in complete ...
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How can I set a moon on fire?

So, for reasons which may or may not pop up in a later question of mine, I need to light a small Moon-like moon on fire. Well, sort of. See, I need a small object capable of emitting a lot of light - ...
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Fire Resistant Fauna

This question is connected to: Fire Resistant Flora I've been pondering a short story concept where a scientific expedition discovered a planet with a huge amount of both free hydrogen and oxygen in ...
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Fire Resistant Flora

This question is connected to: Fire Resistant Fauna I've been pondering a short story concept where a scientific expedition discovered a planet with a huge amount of both free hydrogen and oxygen in ...

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