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58 votes
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Why do we tap on cardboard to see magnetic field lines?

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In a microwave oven, why do smaller portions heat up faster?

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If an object moving in a circle experiences centripetal force, then doesn't it also experience centrifugal force, because of Newton's third law?

32 votes

Do the weights of two liquids not add when mixed?

28 votes

If strings are solid, why don't they have longitudinal waves?

23 votes

Why do reflections on a rough surface stretch from the light source towards you instead of spreading out in all directions?

20 votes
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Is nuclear power desireable in the long term, given the fact that it's an unnatural heat input to our planet?

18 votes

How much do sea levels rise due to thermal expansion?

17 votes

Can we cool Earth by shooting powerful lasers into space?

14 votes

What happens to the mass of a burned object?

14 votes

The definition of 1 kelvin

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Is there a specific case for the kinetic energy of a particle to be conserved while angular momentum is not conserved?

11 votes

Can we theoretically guide cold air from high altitude down to the needy cities as free AC?

10 votes
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Is the Olympic running race fair?

8 votes

Water Bottle Rocket Thrust - two calculation methods not matching

7 votes

Do Maxwell's equations predict the speed of light exactly?

7 votes
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Would a human die from high air pressure at the bottom of the Mariana trench if it wasn't under water?

7 votes

Why do I get two results from a single free body diagram?

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If fluids have zero shear modulus, how do I make sense of graphs like strain rate vs shear stress (to classify fluids as Newtonian or non-Newtonian)?

7 votes

What atomic forces are acting to resist me pushing an air filled bottle underwater?

7 votes

Does voltage depend on the surface area of a conductor?

6 votes
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When does Coriolis and centrifugal force act?

6 votes

Why do fans spin backwards slightly after they (should) stop?

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Why does mist on glasses disappear when you go back outside in freezing weather?

6 votes

Why we see a static picture of the sea when we are traveling by plane?

6 votes
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A simple paradox on conservation of energy

6 votes

Why dimensional analysis is never off by more that $(2\pi)^{(\pm1)}$?

6 votes

How can a particle in circular motion about a fixed point accelerate, if the point doesn't too?

5 votes
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Why should the trick solution to the problem of how long it takes to fall into the sun work?

5 votes
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How do hand fans work?

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