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April 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 1

  1. Smelly puddle
  2. Apparent multiplying of mercury in body
  3. Cassette speed
  4. Turning a frog into a prince
  5. Did excess water intake leads to kidney troubles?
  6. What animals have adrenaline?
  7. High output renal failure
  8. SDS-PAGE and Size Exclusion Chromatography
  9. How is DNA an acid?
  10. Pulmonary artery
  11. alternative to chloroform
  12. Gas mileage
  13. Hedgehogs and breeding
  14. Spider eyes
  15. Another question about spider eyes
  16. Multiple eyes
  17. "Pins and Needles"
  18. Earth's magnetic field
  19. effect of sugar water
  20. Program to create legal and medical troubleshooting charts

April 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 2

  1. Angle
  2. Killer strangelets
  3. Low-gravity humans?
  4. What is the Fabric named "armalith" made from (or how its made), and what are the benefits of its use?
  5. Acetone combustion
  6. Pipe - Solar Heating System - for homes
  7. Exercising while taking human growth hormone supplements
  8. Heartbreak
  9. analysis of acidic and basic radicals
  10. consultancy companies and engineering graduates

April 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 3

  1. skin disease
  2. Lemon peel eating rodents
  3. Homosexuality
  4. Kevlar
  5. inter and intra generalation equity
  6. Benefits so far from LHC
  7. Protecting a rose petal from coffee
  8. Blinking light
  9. Diffraction
  10. Gene therapy
  11. neuronal tracts in our body...
  12. asbestos pipe
  13. an extra star in the big dipper?!
  14. seawater and human skin

April 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 4

  1. the earth ; a superconductor ?
  2. rube goldberg machine
  3. Papadums
  4. Proventil
  5. Humans surviving in space
  6. Finding out who cited a journal article
  7. Where can I get heavy water?
  8. Lighting in photographs
  9. electrical coil

April 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 5

  1. Hawking's Fact or Theory ?
  2. Train Washing Machines
  3. Gauge to track relative movement
  4. Sifting flour
  5. Blood vessel cells

April 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 6

  1. How to make a flaming drink
  2. The wag in willy wagtail
  3. mental capacity
  4. Hair
  5. Where does the fat from skimmed milk and low-fat yogurt or cheese go?
  6. Future costs of photoelectric cells?
  7. How small can computers get in the future?
  8. Helium filled football
  9. Limb regeneration in Humans
  10. Homemade Water Filtration?
  11. electromagnetics
  12. Plants with not much light

April 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 7

  1. neighbor's dog and silent whistle
  2. Galaxies
  3. --172.134.250.18 (talk) 02:24, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
  4. speed/long skis and skateboards
  5. sunscreen
  6. Video card adhesive
  7. Cog Railway System
  8. Telescopes
  9. Cell cycle analysis with brdu and 7-aad
  10. Dog skeleton curiosity
  11. organic chemistry(Catenation)
  12. Feed back Amplifiers
  13. safety issues with oxiding agent

April 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 8

  1. Origin of Universe - nothing has to be somewhere- doesnt it?
  2. Super powers
  3. red wine, larger and ale.
  4. Clouds, aerial photos and a dead bird
  5. Herbivores with horns
  6. Butanoic acid
  7. General Relativity
  8. burning match
  9. Is it known whether prion is present in milk from BSE-infected cows?
  10. Timing of Chinese mantis ootheca hatching
  11. Food intended as whose primary function is food
  12. Mirror
  13. Black holes
  14. Pre Genus Species
  15. DNA
  16. gold from rock
  17. unable to stop
  18. noise only teens can hear?
  19. Terminology question
  20. Gull behaviour
  21. Monogamy and health
  22. Distances in the Universe
  23. Intelligence as something attractive

April 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 9

  1. *Urgent Question*
  2. Current electricity
  3. Solid and Solid Shape
  4. Nitrogen requirement of microorganisms
  5. Orbit
  6. Hertz
  7. Heavy water question
  8. What histone modifications exist at <<DNA sequence>>?
  9. Anergy
  10. Disadvantage to bilingualism in evolutionary point of view
  11. Phasor diagrams
  12. heat
  13. Expansion Of The Universe

April 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 10

  1. Huge sandbanks!!!
  2. decision sequences
  3. Echidna name?
  4. murdoch
  5. why can't humans focus on two objects simultaneously like the chameleon? please also include the answer to my email - *redacted* thank you.
  6. semiconductor resistivity
  7. Computer Simulations of Black Holes
  8. Clock of observer at center of the earth
  9. How does this collet work?

April 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 11

  1. Why are pollen count ratings so low?
  2. Chainmail vs Tasers
  3. Newton and the darkness of the night sky
  4. Water on Mars
  5. Electric Vehicles, Cost
  6. How does a circuit "know" when it is closed?
  7. Bone Cartilage
  8. Determining the Acidity of a molecule
  9. Male/female blood?
  10. Faraday cages
  11. what is charge?
  12. Erasing Bad Relationship
  13. Light Reflection
  14. Radar Site By The M27 In Hampshire England??
  15. Micro wave cooking
  16. Earth Hour
  17. What elements glow green?

April 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 12

  1. Asexual Reproduction and Natural Selection
  2. Giant Fish
  3. Sodium Hydroxide page safety
  4. name for dysfunction
  5. Muscle stiffness, weakness and soreness
  6. specific gravity
  7. Reasoning validity of interesting excerpt...
  8. Bird Poop
  9. Star and Sun
  10. URGENT
  11. Protein homology dataset

April 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 13

  1. Charge
  2. Biggest bang for the buck in health care
  3. Shock
  4. What is happening when one thinks one's dreams are reality?
  5. Dangers of carbonated soft drinks
  6. Relativity
  7. Bermuda Triangle and Continental Drift Question
  8. Calcium Gluconate Illustration

April 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 14

  1. how was leika the space dog "supposed" to die?
  2. Is this true?
  3. What exactly happens when you say "Well hello, newly constructed neuropathway!"?
  4. Red deer
  5. Aspartate-tRNAAsn ligase
  6. Most probable year of peak oil
  7. Reading and near-sightedness
  8. Strawberry flavouring
  9. Sexual selection in humans
  10. Macaw - why's she so bad at walking on the floor?
  11. Macaw question 2

April 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 15

  1. small cities
  2. Picture of Blubber
  3. Motivation
  4. Majahapit civilisation
  5. Why does the sun make people happy?
  6. What will happen if there would be an Ebola Pandemic
  7. Do hands get bigger with age?
  8. White dove?
  9. Eos
  10. Water in space
  11. Can positronium be liquified
  12. Causes of Alzheimers
  13. Minimum operating temperature of CMOS
  14. Sense of Smell

April 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 16

  1. What cant I split an atom with a pair of scissors?
  2. Gravity and M-Theory
  3. Rube Goldberg question
  4. Real time kinematic GPS positioning
  5. global warming question solved?
  6. Environmental Impact statement writer
  7. How to save worlds power crisis
  8. masturbation as exercise
  9. japanese maple grafted
  10. Price of oil and other products
  11. RNA
  12. Precipitation (in a chemistry context)
  13. Family Guy Science
  14. Mass spectrometry
  15. Variation of Young's Modulus with purity of a metal
  16. Weird lead things

April 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 17

  1. Suns disappearance and resulting gravitational wave
  2. venturi flowmeters
  3. Limits of current-limiting diodes
  4. histone protein gene
  5. A clarification about propanone and iodine - Organic Chemistry
  6. Electric Potential
  7. Combining sleeping bags
  8. Are things 'turned off' really impervious to EMPs?
  9. Thatcher (Comet)
  10. What is this bird?
  11. Strange cloud

April 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 18

  1. At what temperature does tungsten burn?
  2. Watch faces radioactive?
  3. Industrial hygene
  4. Aerodynamics of human powered vehicle-land
  5. US military and NOTAR
  6. Impossible memories
  7. Stabilised vs non-stabilised swimming pools
  8. Synthesising oil
  9. is there any upper limit to (measure) temperature?

April 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 19

  1. help with short chain fatty acids
  2. horned sheep
  3. reflection of light by mirror and conservation of momentum.
  4. Quantum: Determine the Force between the Electrons
  5. Camel and crocodile
  6. Size matters (but this time, not in a good way)
  7. Spin
  8. Memory
  9. The bird that migrants farthest
  10. pH
  11. Job Opportunities
  12. Diluting toxins
  13. As I was walking up the stair...

April 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 20

  1. Animals that can jump the furthest
  2. Why traffic lights do not have different shapes?
  3. Tangential and radial components of a current
  4. functional groups
  5. Do solar cells heat up your house?
  6. Leaves
  7. Oldest tree.
  8. Degrees vs. Radians
  9. Quantum teleportation
  10. Second messenger system

April 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 21

  1. Age of Earth
  2. Energy and momentum
  3. Electrodynamics application
  4. Cracked Walls
  5. eavesdropping 2G/2.5G voice calls
  6. Quantum devices
  7. Invertase
  8. Diagrams for scientific journal articles
  9. Rate of neutrino oscillations
  10. Do orbiting satellites have shadows?
  11. Romantic implications of garlic
  12. Nudity addiction
  13. Octopi die after reproducing - why?
  14. Speeding Up causes Decompression?

April 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 22

  1. different times
  2. electrical phenomenon
  3. Magnetism
  4. Maclean vs Maclear (OCR typos)
  5. "Buffer" for speech?
  6. What are the "doors" or entryways on a ship/boat called?
  7. Elephant relative
  8. Heat from Lights
  9. Breathing question, again
  10. Right about global warming?
  11. Will solar energy kill the Earth?
  12. Decent introductory treatment of quantum mechanics?
  13. Nitrogen
  14. How is carbon dioxide dissolved into water in pop?
  15. Coming to a head

April 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 23

  1. Sodium ethoxide (organic chemistry)
  2. Water flow in pipelines
  3. Plumbing
  4. Viruses/Bacteria
  5. Consequences of helium depletion
  6. Reduced lung capacity and enlarged toncils symptoms
  7. ir absorbtion, polar vs nonpolar molecules, methane?
  8. Cellphones: signal strength

April 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 24

  1. any botanists here?
  2. Impacts, Ballistics, and Mass.
  3. JSTOR access
  4. Evolution
  5. Nitro
  6. Gecko and Spiders (Melbourne, Australia)
  7. Name of anticipatory effect in experiments?
  8. Variegation in wild pigeon populations
  9. Aircraft noise
  10. Annealing of Copper CuSn6
  11. Speed of Tennis
  12. polar molecular solids
  13. Insolubility of Sulphur in water.
  14. Heart monitors -- what do they mean?
  15. Fish species with edible roe
  16. Ion thruster in the atmosphere
  17. Musing over my Cider

April 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 25

  1. What's inside a snooker ball?
  2. Derivore
  3. IDing Tanzanian termite-raiding ant
  4. More Quantum Theory
  5. Type of spider in Spider fighting
  6. Shells
  7. Eyes
  8. Cellphone signal
  9. NAV (Anatomy)
  10. What causes dark circles under the eyes?
  11. cockateils

April 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 26

  1. Famciclovir or Acyclovir
  2. Space and time as emergent phenomena
  3. Science Without Numbers by Hartry H. Field or something similar?
  4. Osmolarity and Cells
  5. FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR
  6. Nuclear Testing on GIs
  7. Will they ever invent a microwave that wont freak out if I accidently leave my fork in there?
  8. Moment of Inertia

April 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 27

  1. Flower name
  2. Hampster who injured his mouth with too long teeth
  3. Quantum: Potential between the Electrons
  4. Name of material
  5. Cyclic carbonates ?
  6. medical
  7. Humans and ability of interactions with others
  8. Why is frozen milk yellow?
  9. Spherical coordinates
  10. Condition name
  11. dinasours
  12. A few questions on drugs
  13. Poteries
  14. A drug called APO 300
  15. Norepinephrine

April 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 28

  1. Website with yellow text on a black background (and some blinking elements)...
  2. Virginian Tree Identification
  3. What will happen if scientists ever see the beginning of time?
  4. Day on Mercury
  5. Generational LEDs
  6. Medical explanation.
  7. LHC
  8. Helium: Lewis Structure
  9. Aurora borealis from space?

April 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 29

  1. Relation between isospin and up and down quark content
  2. Carbonyl chemistry
  3. Matrix of structural similarity of proteins
  4. Unknown animal: very tiny snake-like black thing.
  5. Whistling teakettle
  6. Name of muscles on either side of the lower spine?
  7. Time of Unconsciousness
  8. Spin
  9. Cross points on star/galaxy photographs
  10. Hot-tub - Spa - Water treatment options.
  11. Alcohol consumption causes hiccups?
  12. Ostrich egg in microwave
  13. HIF alpha expression
  14. Implosion bomb
  15. Rabbit.jpg
  16. what's going on with evolution?
  17. nitrogen again

April 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 April 30

  1. Eyelids
  2. Backpack helicopter
  3. Thermodynamic feasibility of converting creatine to phosphocreatine
  4. Ring finger
  5. Cheese
  6. Is there water in a virus
  7. Electrolysis of solution
  8. Is it statistical "insignificance" or "nonsignificance"?
  9. elements
  10. Petrol consumption
  11. Melting plastics
  12. Chemical Name
  13. Colours in Transition Metal Complexes
  14. HIV/Antibodies
  15. Electron microscopes
  16. Is it common for doctors to be unable to dress/bandage a leg?