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Oct
9
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
10
comment Difference between nautical and terrestrial miles
This seems like a primo question for the History of science and mathematics site proposal on Area51.
May
9
comment Why can't we see gases?
Ah, ok. However, even the one second from the left looks a little more opaque than the other three (it's harder to see the back of the ring).
May
8
comment Why can't we see gases?
The $N_2O_2$ appears to be more white than colourless in that image.
May
8
comment Why can't we see gases?
@Bernhard: It kind of is the explanation - if air (and water) were mostly opaque in the visible light spectrum, there would have been no reason to evolve visual senses in that spectrum. We might have evolved "sight" in a different part of the EM spectrum though.
Apr
30
comment How is the Earth heated by a Full Moon?
How does $\frac{95.8mW}{1000W}=10438$?? Presumably that's supposed to be inverted?
Apr
7
comment Why does a cup with 100 g water float when placed on another cup with 50 g of water?
"on" in the question title should probably be "in".
Apr
7
comment Why does a cup with 100 g water float when placed on another cup with 50 g of water?
How to Physics: Stare at appropriate diagram for a while. :P
Apr
5
awarded  Commentator
Apr
5
comment Why is superdeterminism generally regarded as a joke?
@Dokkat: Randomness is basically just a lack of pattern. What makes you say that it requires a "will from outside"? Why would it have that requirement more than any other pattern, or lack of pattern, would?
Apr
5
revised Why is superdeterminism generally regarded as a joke?
linkification
Apr
5
suggested suggested edit on Why is superdeterminism generally regarded as a joke?
Mar
17
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
26
comment Is the total energy of earth changing with time?
@DavidH: hrmm. Yeah, you're right, I was misunderstanding the definition of equilibrium. Is there a word for when the earth system has no net heat exchange with the rest of the universe? Something along the lines dynamic equlibrium (in chemistry)?
Feb
25
awarded  Editor
Feb
25
revised Is the total energy of earth changing with time?
grammerification
Feb
25
suggested suggested edit on Is the total energy of earth changing with time?
Feb
25
comment Is the total energy of earth changing with time?
@DavidH: Local weather is irrelevant to the question (which is about the total energy in the earth system). Heat can move from one area to another without affecting the total. Also, anyone interested in this question would probably also be interested in the Area51 Earth Sciences proposal
Jan
14
accepted How far do air particles move when a sound wave passes through them?