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Effect of molecular clouds on space travel and civilization

To What Extent are Molecular Clouds Geographic Barriers in Space? In a sci-fi universe I've been working on for quite a while, I have different civilizations that are initially unaware of each other's ...
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Why might a repressive order allow for flamboyant newscasters?

Thanks in advance and sorry if this isn't within the scope of the forum, I'm new but I've lurked so I totally get it if this doesn't really fit. Anyway, let's get into it. Setting is a far-future ...
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How much would an alien species, given radio technology on par with ours, know about our world purely from overheard TV broadcasts/radio?

Let us play with the Aliens Steal Our Cable TV trope and assume that... aliens living about 15 lightyears away can listen in on human radio and TV-broadcasts their technological advancement is such ...
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Near-instantaneous inter-star communication utilising wormholes

This is my first question on the worldbuilding stack exchange, I discovered this place last night when double-checking that my world's river-carving-through-a-mountain-range is possible (it was, which ...
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How does my military communicate if satellite communications is impossible and sky wave is unreliable

On a planet that resembles Earth, long wave radio communications face some challenges. Satellite communications (SATCOM) is impossible as it is impossible for the inhabitants to send anything up into ...
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What design flaw would allow a computer virus to significantly damage or destroy computers on a hardware level?

Normally computer viruses are designed to steal information and affect things largely on the software level. Rarely do we see actors trying to outright destroy computers using a virus. However, that ...
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What type of environmental phenomenon would impact computers but not low-level electrical applications?

An environmental phenomenon, cloud or mist of sorts, rolls into an area that greatly affects "thinking machines". Basically, any types of computers or logic instrument based on electrical ...
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How to produce infrasound without electrical technology?

So in my story there is this huge development whereby a technology is figured out to provide telecommunications via infrasound, like elephants. I was told that elephants can communicate long distances ...
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How would the world's superpowers overcome the fog of war without any satellite left in orbit?

A bit of context : I want to come up with a cascade of events involving a breakdown, even temporary, of international powers' ability to keep tabs on each other's armies. The situation is, due to a ...
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In a parallel reality, what is stopping a contemporanean nation from jamming its enemies to hell and back? [closed]

In a parallel reality, what is stopping a contemporanean (from 1940 to 2020 alike tech) nation from jamming its enemies to hell and back? A nation finds itself at war with another nation, what is ...
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