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December 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 1

  1. TV set circuit mystery
  2. CD4+CD25bright
  3. Strong Interaction Exploitation for Macro-Engineering Hobby Project
  4. Most desirable place to live
  5. Clanks
  6. Hypothalamus and mammillary body
  7. McDonalds Fries
  8. Jesus illusion
  9. snowing

December 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 2

  1. High temp superglue
  2. ant trails
  3. QUESTION ABUOT TEH TERMINATOR LOLZ (seriously!)
  4. HIV (AIDS)
  5. Chicxulub crater and Plate tectonics
  6. This and that book approach
  7. fibre transfer forensics
  8. Flushing toilet
  9. Who will die earlier?
  10. Camera settings for astrophotography
  11. Racing across the universe while sitting on the couch
  12. Name of a medieval herbal medicine manuscript?
  13. Strategies for modern cities to become increasingly energy efficient
  14. Electrical Resonance
  15. electricity consumption of heater

December 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 3

  1. Skin Tightening
  2. Langmuir adsorption isotherm
  3. advanced technologies
  4. dreams
  5. Viruses are all around us?
  6. giardia/mitochondria
  7. Dry hands, lips
  8. Sugar in Soft Drinks
  9. list of various maps per country
  10. Salt Water Pool Levels
  11. Junk DNA
  12. Proper interval locality theory

December 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 4

  1. Guppy
  2. Processor Cooling
  3. Little fishes
  4. one scientist's take on evolution
  5. Iranian nuclear video
  6. Emotional music
  7. Level of inflammation determines speed of healing process?
  8. compass needle
  9. ammonia
  10. Gasoline-methanol blends?
  11. telescope type
  12. Mystery Vegetable

December 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 5

  1. Company
  2. downhill,luge weight balance
  3. Cold Chills
  4. Poorly Defined Triple/Critical Points?
  5. Unconscious sleep?
  6. Is DNA unique to Earth?
  7. Taxonomy
  8. Junk DNA Part 2
  9. Human eye size
  10. Something odd I saw on Discovery Channel

December 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 6

  1. F-35 questions
  2. atomic number
  3. ring finger
  4. variable frequency drive
  5. cosmic microwave background radiation
  6. Faraday cages
  7. Purple sky
  8. How well do battery electric cars perform under cold and hot temperatures?
  9. Floppy McDonald's Fries
  10. Does Ball Lightning have an charge?
  11. Can palms grow in Switzerland and the UK?
  12. What's the largest supermassive black hole that we know of?
  13. Mosquitoes the size of birds
  14. Mammal lips
  15. The heart

December 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 7

  1. Need to burp!
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide
  3. Malt liquor
  4. Gene transfer a mutation?
  5. Neurobiology: Effects of decreased membrane capacitance
  6. Cold Car Experiment
  7. Hovercar?
  8. Chemical(s) responsible for Pine/Christmas Tree Scent
  9. Testosterone Question
  10. Autothermal Reforming and Modelling Software
  11. We all came from the sun?
  12. Gravity fields, mass, volume, density
  13. Are living beings mostly comprised of water and carbon?
  14. UK telephone extension wiring
  15. Maternal depressions effects on the Family
  16. Photographs
  17. Molecular solution

December 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 8

  1. Final cause of death in cancer
  2. How to solve Physics Problem by Using Kinetic Energy Principle?
  3. Electric Shavers
  4. Hermaphrodites
  5. Unknown type of digital or optical distortion
  6. Identify squirrel species
  7. Blacksmithing messes with my hair
  8. Laptops
  9. Flame from engine exhaust
  10. Formula One Car Speed
  11. Hydrogen Cars - Potential Future Issue?
  12. Temperature and Breathing rate

December 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 9

  1. inverse sqaure law for vortices
  2. Aspherical Lenses
  3. My Mobile Phone Underwent Strange Situation!
  4. Journal Article Database
  5. How much does solar energy cost to produce ?
  6. Does Cefdinir dehydrate you, or am I getting seriously windburnt?
  7. NASA's COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer) Satellite

December 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 10

  1. Fan curve calculation
  2. LED blinking with 555
  3. Euler's astronomy
  4. Corn, an artifact?
  5. medical abbreviation
  6. Problems with Blazars
  7. Solar Cell Production Cost
  8. Measuring Snowfall vs Rainfall
  9. Why no lightning during a snow storm?
  10. Tongue twister
  11. Lightning striking a lake
  12. Unknown arachnid species
  13. splenocyte irradiation
  14. Aspirin and Coughing
  15. Sweet biscuits (= cookies) and savoury crackers
  16. CIDP -- referrence to the Minnesota Quality Pork Processors
  17. Licky fingers & placky bags

December 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 11

  1. How can I dilute perfume?
  2. Magical keycard
  3. Biology Mark Scheme
  4. Hollow Earth theory and why we can't drill deeper than 15 miles into earth
  5. What species of Lotus Flower is this?
  6. Enzyme Turnover
  7. Can blackholes produce antimatter?
  8. Christmas trees
  9. Eat it! Fruit rinds
  10. Gravitational effect of an ellipsoid
  11. Cold Chill or Holy Shiver
  12. SNRIs/Anti-depressants
  13. Cold confused with wet

December 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 12

  1. Amount of ohms and stereo speakers
  2. Benzoylecgonine levels
  3. Medicine
  4. Chemistry (gases)
  5. Orange Ice Cream
  6. Today's xkcd
  7. Geomagnetism
  8. sources
  9. Pigeons always pecking the tarmac for invisible food
  10. why frogs disappear
  11. carrying capacity
  12. Gravity
  13. Maximum/minumum temperature forecasts.
  14. Respiration protocols
  15. Gold that's heavier than pure gold?
  16. Aliens
  17. Backcrossing
  18. Ice Cream
  19. Light perception and evolution

December 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 13

  1. loss of power in optical frequencies
  2. Child pyromaniac
  3. Rationale behind intraperitoneal injection of immune cells?
  4. crystallization
  5. Flour
  6. Cooking Meat
  7. Average Interstellar Distance
  8. US: Pounds, ounces, and grains
  9. Who discovered that Armadillos have identical offspring and how did they do that?
  10. Sherbet and Water
  11. Origin of Life
  12. Biology
  13. Black cats
  14. Ex Vivo In Vivo?
  15. Symptoms and side effects
  16. Global warming and over population

December 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 14

  1. Stressful situations
  2. Disease
  3. Numerous Questions About Space
  4. More fuel efficient vs. less air polution (cars)
  5. Plants and carbon
  6. A solution to car pollution (hey that rhymes)
  7. Carbon at extremely low temperature
  8. Volume of universe compressed
  9. polar capacitor
  10. How close to a black hole before you are killed?
  11. Water + Hot oil
  12. Dams
  13. Rising CO2 content in atmosphere: effect on human breathing?
  14. Absolute Zero Possible?
  15. Why do Cells divide?
  16. Speed of light

December 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 15

  1. Best armor-penetrating caliber cartirdge?
  2. "Troubleshooting" PCR protocol
  3. Whats special about frequency?
  4. Energy efficient halogens
  5. preventation of Bow legs?
  6. wanna pee . . . but can't . . .
  7. Termite ranges
  8. DNA sequencing
  9. The pain of childbirth

December 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 16

  1. Fertility of male cockatiels?
  2. Picking off a mole
  3. [edit] wanna pee . . . but can't . . . Part 2
  4. Quality of English in scientific publications
  5. axon diameter
  6. vortex dynamics : decay and impulse
  7. Devonian Sandstone?
  8. This Is Not A Homework Question.
  9. Tasting through my fingers?!
  10. Negative Black Hole

December 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 17

  1. cough medecine
  2. MRI flying object craziness...
  3. Paraphrasing
  4. I`ve got a question about a sombero
  5. What does a ray's cheek do?
  6. Why does dampening darken?
  7. Turning Carbon Dioxide into useful fuel
  8. Relevance of PCR to northern blotting
  9. Rationale behind touchdown PCR
  10. Intracortical networks of connections among subsets of cortical regions
  11. Power Engineering Graduation Project
  12. Gulls and dolphins
  13. Moon pictures to show scale

December 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 18

  1. What happens to weight and pressure at centre of Earth?
  2. values for ATP hydrolysis - enthalpy and entropy
  3. 2 cars crash head on
  4. Two grounds not matching
  5. US State with highest percentage of forests?
  6. Plants: CO2, respiration etc.
  7. Possible to use neutrinos for communication?
  8. Hydrogenated polyisobutene?

December 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 19

  1. atmosphere and technical atmosphere
  2. art therapy murals with hiv/aids patients
  3. Anomalous expansion
  4. liquid and air
  5. Species
  6. Bibliographic database
  7. Genetics Question - Naturally multicoloured hair (Eg brown and blond)
  8. Oak tree type identification
  9. red robin
  10. What is Fd with respect to antibodies?
  11. Biggest featureless snowman made by a single person without using machinery?
  12. Time and relativity
  13. Possible to convert impact force in joules to force in kilograms?
  14. Creationism vs. science/evolution
  15. Do people get dirtier or cleaner as they grow up?

December 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 20

  1. Mail delivery
  2. Some objects I can see through my telescope at what magnification?
  3. Telescope lenses/eyepieces' optical coating
  4. Twelve Days of Christmas
  5. acidic?
  6. Addresses
  7. Physics
  8. Science/Sound Waves
  9. Freezing point of petrol
  10. Allergens
  11. Our Solar System
  12. What's the main cause of passengers' death in a plane crash?
  13. Water breathing
  14. Antisocial personality Disorder
  15. 2 tubules 1 glomerulus
  16. Running house lights from a 12 volt battery
  17. Counter-Immuno Electrophoresis
  18. I KNOW YOURE NOT SUPPOSED TO DIAGNOSE, BUT JUST THROW ME A BONE
  19. Luminex multiplex cytokine analysis

December 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 21

  1. gasoline vapor
  2. Eclectus parrot: how much fruit should he be eating?
  3. Machining
  4. Tanning is Skin Cells in Trauma
  5. Why don't we eat carnivores?
  6. Backcrossing
  7. slack action and the physics professor
  8. Neutral
  9. Competition vs cooperation
  10. Greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency
  11. Grey meat
  12. Kelvin water dropper

December 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 22

  1. Natives and booze
  2. Appearance of reflected laser light
  3. LED when it's blown off
  4. Is Nitreous Oxide for real in automobiles?
  5. Science/Sound waves
  6. What is this insect?
  7. Wholemeal bread
  8. two slits, QED and light
  9. parkinison's disease [specifically dyskinesia ]
  10. radioactive decay
  11. Cystus
  12. What species of bird is this?
  13. Memories from young age

December 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 23

  1. Red spot on an Egg Yolk
  2. Airplane safety
  3. How much of a sphere can you see from one point?
  4. Taste of vegetable oils
  5. Coloured snow
  6. telescope aperture required to view astronomical objects
  7. Moon's hidden face
  8. battery
  9. Number of animals consumed during a human lifetime

December 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 24

  1. Ugh! What the hell is this?
  2. lortab vs lorcet
  3. Breathing rate
  4. Floating in a black hole
  5. Was there a solar eclipse in Ukraine on 12 August 1654?
  6. Tuning

December 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 25

  1. formal charge of sulphur in sulphuric acid
  2. Help identify this odd plant!
  3. About Plant's Cells

December 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 26

  1. reactions to drugs
  2. Sex - Related
  3. It's that time of the year again... (science edition)
  4. Winter Solstice
  5. Digital to analog convertor IC sampling Vs settling time confusion
  6. Return protocol for Michael Collins
  7. loaded question
  8. Athletic Performance
  9. anatomy
  10. Stainless steel, nickle, pulled by magnet

December 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 27

  1. Triple vision
  2. grapes in a microwave
  3. Tree hollow vs tree hole
  4. Morphine Effects
  5. Couples
  6. What is amitotic?
  7. Free basic chemistry textbook?
  8. Cleaning elderly and disabled people

December 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 28

  1. Heating value of Nitrogen
  2. What is the least damaged ecosystem/biome?
  3. Blood Clot and Cancer
  4. Eclipses
  5. percentage of caffeine in coffee
  6. Snail mail
  7. Oil converted to jelly
  8. Paper tearing question
  9. animals living on humans
  10. Concentrations Question
  11. Psychological basis for racial prejudice
  12. Chewing Wintergreen Lifesavers with your Mouth Open in the Dark! SOLVED!
  13. Why is toe-walking so bad?
  14. Electronic Circuit for Generating a Gaussian Signal
  15. The Burning of the atmosphere.
  16. Am I who I was last year?
  17. Operating Department Practitioners

December 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 29

  1. Amount of H2O throughout Earth's history?
  2. Backcrossing
  3. Watermelon snow SOLVED
  4. time travel: looking for scientific-sounding mechanism for a SPECIFIC (new?) sci-fi idea
  5. What can be classified as a reducing sugar?

December 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 30

  1. muscle building
  2. What do volcanoes smell like?
  3. Aluminum tubing used in a distillery
  4. Fermentation of starch versus sugar
  5. Coma and pregnant
  6. Localised blushing
  7. Scale to measure pleasure
  8. When did the first star form, and how is it doing today?
  9. What are the chances of this?
  10. CR123 Lithium Ion batteries and cheap immatations Does Amp output meet requirements??? for Flashlight
  11. How now transgenic cow?
  12. Identify this dinosaur?
  13. Can it be possible to keep a budgerigar and an eclectus in the same cage???

December 31[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2007 December 31

  1. Black Holes!
  2. Reason for shift in apparent solar midday at winter solstice
  3. Galactic Rotation Curves influenced by time dilation?
  4. Magma affected by gravity?
  5. labelled figure of laminar air flow -biotechnology
  6. Could I walk on the Sun, hypothetically speaking
  7. Paleonthologists
  8. Below 5% Alcoholic Beverage
  9. What would the surface of the sun look like?
  10. Airplane safety (2)
  11. Do genital integrity groups absolutely oppose religious circumcision?
  12. Need Ocean Animal Info
  13. confuesed
  14. Passage number
  15. Decay Rates