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comment What near-future measurement technique improvements will extend our physical knowledge?
@lurscher common false belief got quite big question. So imo community post are not off topic here at all, i dont see the difference between this & my question. But all community post should be tagged as such of course, seems best & only option on SE or google search inurl:physics.stackexchange
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@David i asked this question to get insider/expert descriptinos on current developments similar to mentioned ones, which are imo everything but speculative. PS: where are other community wiki post? is there a tag? I read in FAQ user get no rep for posting here, so no incentive?! PPS: there should be more experimental questions, thats another motivation for this question
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comment Recent breakthroughs in quantum computing?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_quantum_computing What makes it hard? Why do you think there are so many big difficult and smaller easy programming languages at all?
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asked What near-future measurement technique improvements will extend our physical knowledge?
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answered Transparency of materials
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comment What nonlinear deformations will a fast rotating planet exhibit?
just a hint: one could take a look on how astrophysicists deal with this problem on rapid rot. pulsars/magnetars (even higher rot. speed than pulsar). Understanding of deformation is likely very crucial for them, as it will change radiation patterns from these stars AFAIR. But beware, pulsar theory is mind crushing, i had to do presentation on radiation mechanisms, which are already highly simplifying the complex physics in it. Raise the bounty ;)
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comment Why are smaller animals stronger than larger ones, when considered relative to their body weight?
@Sonny edited ur example in my answer
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comment Why are smaller animals stronger than larger ones, when considered relative to their body weight?
@Georg this a stackoverflow physics forum, vote my answer down if wrong or incomplete or not explained in detail enough to you. No prob with this. Thx for chitin tip. To me the other factors are obvious to carry heavy loads, but play smaller role. I didnt stole Zasso answer, he gave no official answer and seemed unsure. Is a bit of brainstorming not allowed in the comment area, which might lead to new insights/edit suggest from other users?
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@Zassounotsukushi afaik lungs have a fractal dimensionalty, so $l^{2.x}$ Muscle force is mainly defined by short time anaerobic energy supplies. Biggest problem imo is the the heavy H2O in all our extremities. Probably one could look up on youtube some bigger robotic insects made out of stiff and light carbon fibre, how good this scales up and what the current state of the art is :) @Georg H20 portion may be just a indication, that our overall stiffness is lower than that of a ant(?) The scaling of extremities weight seems crucial to me too, insects cant stretch/bow their ones
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