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How would nanobots consume objects?
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You should not think of a nanobot like a 'eating'-animal or something. This would be a big problem, due they only could handle molecules and cells wich are smaller than they are, plus they need ...

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A Treasure Chest for your Post-apocalyptic Children
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TL;DR: Don't give your kids everything they need, but give them the tools to craft whatever they need! The most value stuff you can give them, is info. As always: it depends. How large is the ...

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Dietary Requirements of Giant Spiders
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First question is, How large could they get? Therefore we must know, how they grow. Simplified: Insects and Spiders have growth-hormones, just like mammals. But their exoskeleton can't grow with them....

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What's the biggest medieval city I can make?
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Wrote a little novel by accident, hope it's some kind of helpful. Answering your question, I will follow these steps: Which cities have been the largest between 1000-1500 a.D. How have they become ...

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How can I ensure my cities don't all look the same?
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Citys grow We don't need to discuss that, there are a few examples of planned citys but these are not the topic here. So when we assume that your city is a grown one, the question is how it is ...

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Constant artificial light
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1. Constant light harms your health. The Pineal gland, an organ which is producing the sleep-hormone melatonin, is triggered by darkness and give malfunctions if there's constant light at long term. ...

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If there was a planet where the asteroid belt is, could it have a stable orbit?
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First of all, orbits aren't stable at all. Stable relations between two systems assume that the systems do not change at all and are self contained. But other systems take influence, so the ...

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How much would a civilisation develop without war?
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Civilization without war, a nice idea. Possible? First of all, we should clarify why mankind fight in upscale acts of war. There are plenty of reasons, I will try to hit the remarkable: Why do ...

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How long can a human reasonably remain unconscious and alive - given medieval technology
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TL;DR; Patient must be provided with liquids and food, anything else isn't life threatening. Comatose people usual can't swallow. Putting in a tube is more likely to hit the trachea than the ...

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Result of terraforming away the deserts
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Just dig a hole in desertground, about 2 meters deep, than dig a hole on the same latitude, but not in the desert. You'll notice that the desertground is much cooler. Sand reflects more light than a ...

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Could a space-dwelling creature survive solely off of sunlight?
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This strongly depends on your definition of "Life". The most common definition is the biological-life in which living systems always depend on nucleic acides. Since there is no unequivocal ...

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Hammerhead dragon craving for seafood
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Short background: In fables, dragons are generally characterised as very intelligent creatures, thus they can adapt to environmental change better than other species. In some stories they live in ...

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Energy weapons conventional removable cartidge/ammo or not?
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The first question that comes to my mind: How is the energy stored? The US-Navy just equiped some battleships with laser guns and their biggest disadvantage is the charging time. You need to store ...

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The opposite to Worldbuilding: World Destruction
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How many energy would you need to blast the earth? I'm sorry to provide this image in german language, but I think you get the point and you are able to translate the catchwords. You could use this ...

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Self-sufficient Ark
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First off, lets talk about capacity. The largest modern cruisers, like the Allure of the Seas have a regular capacity of slightly over 5.000 people. Well, an arc is build for an emergency, so let's ...

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Is it possible for complex life to evolve on planets without oxygen?
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Sure! We already got some examples, just do a little research for Anaerobic Organism. Good point to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaerobic_organism No Oxygen is really not a big issue I think,...

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How realistic is it that cultures on different planets influenced each other?
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Check this out: Aztec <-> European The European conquered South America. Most Aztecs died from European diseases which their immune systems where not able to handle. Those who survived the ...

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What does it take for an invader to successfully assimilate the population of a conquered state?
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Does it need many invaders? This depends on "how" the invasion takes place. A big military strike versus a well armed(at least same quality of armor and strategic knowledge) nation is difficult and ...

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Interstellar communcation with FTL
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Well, this kind of scifi is bending the laws of physics. Thus, you can fully legit use hypothetical particles which aren't proofed to exist yet. So your solution is as simple as it can be: Tachyon ...

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Word / phrase for a simulation that is in-sync with the real-world
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Basicly, it's a simulated (synchronous) parallel universe

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Why do junks (ships) have such square noses?
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You are talking about a construction form which has no English term. In Germany we say "Kastenboot" (box - boat). One example for this is the traditional Chinese Junk. There had been two main ...

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What if the Germans captured Moscow in WWII?
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I do not confirm most of the answers! They ignore morale They ignore the fact that Stalingrad might not have been happened To 1: Nazigermany was build on a broken nation. The people had big ...

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How do I drug a population in the most efficient way?
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Do you know the movie "Equilibirum"? It's a movie about a dystopic post-WorldWarThree world, where mankind have choosen to prevent war by it's root. This root is emotion they think. Therefore, ...

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Functional change of genital organs
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Uhm... sure. Wont be an easy game, but possible for sure. The surgery (except the nerve cells) is not the big problem. Just put it in and it's fine.... lol. Not really, but this is by far the easiest ...

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How does absorbing a soul make me stronger?
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Personal diary of Professor Dr.Dr.Dr. Kim Johnsen - 01/29/2317 We live in a spectacular world. Our scientists are revealing the deepest secrets of our universe and with each generation it is becoming ...

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A Chicago Right Beneath Our Feet
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First of all, the fire in Chicago was historically a small fire, compared with comparable disasters. 1776 fire in New York(usa) 500 death 1871 fire in Chicago(usa) 200-300 death 1881 fire after ...

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What if our world is a program?
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I like that Idea but the answer is pretty boring. An algorithm is nothing else than a rule of execution. You can also say "Theoretical law of nature". A simulation on other hand is the execution of ...

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A small group recreating modern technology
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Everyone has some fancyful unrealistic dreams, one of mine is to travel back in time and do something like that. Not because I really want to do that, but it's a nice "what would be when"-idea for me. ...

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Modern Society... Without the Americas?
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What is "modern society"? America rules the world these days, basicly since the Sowjetunion colapsed as antagonist but you there are already signs of decay. EU und China are getting more powerful and ...

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Entertainment for AI
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Joy is measurable as a state in which specific hormones, like endorphine, are present in specific, or higher, concentration. Due this, Joy is actually just a specific state. Following to this fact, ...

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