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I am an electrical engineer who is easily distracted by physics.


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Mar
28
comment Tsunami dampening mechanisms
How big of a moat/ditch would have to be dug between the beach and the city to capture the excess water?
Mar
25
comment Cancel the Earth's magnetic field
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamo_theory
Mar
25
comment Cancel the Earth's magnetic field
@MartinBeckett: You can introduce ferromagnetic grains into lobster statocysts and then cause them to do flips by bringing a magnet nearby, they think gravity has reversed.
Mar
19
comment How would we tell antimatter galaxies apart?
@TobiasKienzler: Would that be consistent with what we see?
Mar
16
revised Why does water gulp out of a water bottle with a narrow opening instead of a steady flow?
only applies to closed bottles
Mar
16
comment Why does water gulp out of a water bottle with a narrow opening instead of a steady flow?
if you poke a big enough hole in the bottom of the bottle, it won't happen anymore.
Mar
16
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Mar
15
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
10
revised What voltages are used to “safely” shock someone (as in a carnival game)
correct typos
Feb
10
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Feb
10
comment What causes an electric shock - Current or Voltage?
Related: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/1664/…
Nov
18
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Nov
9
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Oct
31
comment How Does Dark Matter Form Lumps?
"the particles of dark matter can interact with each other only by gravitation" We can know that they interact with normal matter only by gravitation, but how could we know how they interact with each other?
Sep
18
revised Why does the bubbling of a soda bottle pulsate?
add link text
Sep
18
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Sep
13
comment What part of the fan blade actually does the noise generation?
Click the "Permanent link" page on a Wikipedia article to link to the current version of the page, like en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Quiet_PC&oldid=565651273
Sep
13
comment How small can you be and still hear?
Also, you can hear tones even if their RMS value is lower than the RMS value of white noise.
Sep
13
comment How small can you be and still hear?
So as diaphragm size increases, signal-to-noise ratio improves?