Unanswered Questions

69 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Altering the muscles of giant creatures to let them stand without collapsing by changing their proteins

One of the problems with scaling up creatures without increasing their proportions is that their muscles won't be strong enough to support their weight due to the square-cube law, which I'm sure you'...
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What mechanism for the transmission of signals between neurons can be faster than our sodium-potassium?

I decided to describe the evolution of scientifically plausible alien creatures and thought about how alien neurons can transmit signals to each other and is it possible in theory some mechanism that ...
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Molecular ecology for endogenous formamide formation?

Kind of a follow-up to this earlier question: How could formamide lakes form on an exoplanet? Suppose the problem of how to get an initial quantity of formamide is solved, and microbial life has ...
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Size cap of vertebrate fliers on "Flyers' World" (10atm, 0.5g)

On Earth, unlike what's often claimed, the largest current flying birds don't approach the size limit for flight with Earthly biology. Quetzalcoatlus might be getting close to the limit, though. A big ...
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Day/night cycle and tracking celestial positions in S-type binary star system

I know this has been asked before but I'm going to pose the question again under slightly different circumstances and with a more specific goal. I'm trying to work out the details of how the day/night ...
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Help with my ocean currents

First off, I'm really not good with designing ocean currents (I find the topic confusing and hard). But for my world which is basically just earth over 100 million years in the future, I need to ...
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Could a bird respiratory system still work without the same bone structure as a bird?

I have a creature that has a humanoid torso and abdomen except for it being larger to accommodate air sacs. The structure of the posterior air sacs is that it wraps around the organs; this means a ...
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Possibility for a cooler eastern Australian coast

I want to place a country in Oceania, but its eastern coasts appear to be too hot in summers, I want to change its climate a little bit to make it more livable in summer, how can we change its ...
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What If the Gibraltar Strait was shallow enough to close regularly, in every Ice Age

I'm writing a fantasy world that takes Earth's Prehistorical landforms as basis for it's geography, and adding a twist to it. I read about the Messinian Salinity Crisis and the Zanclean flood, and how ...
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Could a country in the far northern Pacific control the South Hemisphere without interference?

I am currently thinking about a scenario in which a large country spanning an above-sea and temperate Beringia controlling a far-more fertile Australia along with the rest of Oceania and Hawaii, an ...
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Passively redirecting air currents with forest gardening

A group of evil farmers have developed a technique for manipulation of the weather on a large scale whereby the land is altered to effect the temperature of the air above and to act as a trap for ...
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Countering gravitational bead instability

I started thinking about Alderson disks. They are usually portrayed with large uninhabitable sections on either side of the habitable zone. Why not just build the habitable zone, and save materials? (...
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How would the 'sky' look in a Stanford Torus?

I hope this is focused enough: my question boils down to: "How do people living in a Stanford Torus experience the sky?" Context: Operating on the assumption that we're in a fairly typical ...
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Is it possible to make a Demonic bite force for a demon with split mandible

I ADORE the design of the Dragonbat from The Cabin in the Woods. and I intend on making a similar region of anatomy for hellbound (sinister nightmare) bonnie the bunny, which is essentially just a ...
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Anatomical Review #2: Follow up questions on my semi-arboreal imp (with drawing)

strong text (Post #1) Anatomical Review: Would the way I designed this semi arboreal Imp be biologically feasible? Hello, this is sort of a part 2 of my first post with a new account, lost the log in ...

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