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February 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 1

  1. pubmed error
  2. impulse of photon
  3. Burning Sensation in the chest when exerting oneself
  4. chloroplasts

February 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 2

  1. Diet and prescribed drugs
  2. Some prehistory questions
  3. Winter
  4. Neurontin and Lyrica
  5. Speed of gravity
  6. Sky
  7. Getting back into a normal sleep pattern, ideas?
  8. Lava lake in Krakatau?
  9. Antimatter
  10. Insect in a vacutainer?
  11. monoclonal antibodies
  12. smell of eggs and farts
  13. Plants
  14. What is Gravity?
  15. Diet question
  16. Compact fluorescent lamps and flicker?
  17. how inefficient are wall warts?
  18. Teeth Whitening Strips
  19. ethylene
  20. PHYSICS MAGAZINE QUESTION ABOUT AN ELEVATOR
  21. Black Butterflies South American Plateau Fields of Crystals Art Bell...
  22. Stone dropping falcon
  23. Tasting heat
  24. Ants on the dole
  25. Speed of waves
  26. Zen monks pain suppression
  27. Regulatory region vs sequence
  28. Physics pendulum question

February 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 3

  1. Video
  2. Conveying thought process in audio/visual context
  3. Magnetic field
  4. Fried eggs
  5. Quantum Physics (again)
  6. what/is/the/resistance/of/humanbody/
  7. Doubts
  8. Species
  9. General Paper essay question: "Boys are smarter than girls. How far do you agree?"
  10. brain activity
  11. Proposed article: Sensory Illusions on the Ocean
  12. Voice
  13. Human hair growth rate
  14. Hair as food
  15. Ashes to Diamonds?
  16. Bromelain and other digestive enzymes
  17. bonds between magnesium and flourine
  18. Fasting
  19. Earth's orbit and time dilation

February 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 4

  1. Genetic code
  2. High-pitched TV sound
  3. Non-Irish joke “travelling to sun” sci fi short story - details required
  4. A lot of empty space
  5. Terminator
  6. Human reproduction without an intercourse
  7. Storing food in cans after they have been opened
  8. Uranus
  9. PHYSICS MAGAZINE QUESTION THOUGHT
  10. Phisical/chemical changes

February 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 5

  1. Need phase diagram for CO2 below 1 atm, please?
  2. Components of remote controlled battery powered car
  3. semen increasing foods
  4. Dowson gas
  5. True or False: Gravity Travels at the Speed of Light
  6. Prisoner's vision
  7. how can we tell "shiny black" from "grey"
  8. Calculating the phases of the Moon
  9. Bleaching chemicals
  10. Black Holes
  11. Uranium electron configuration
  12. "Will It Blend" -- what WON'T blend????
  13. fioracet
  14. Why does radioactive fallout occur in fission bombs but not pure fusion bombs?
  15. What happens if you feed a cow a cookie?
  16. Cloning of the PCR product
  17. Trees
  18. Why is there this much matter?
  19. Converting a linear force to angular momentum

February 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 6

  1. How many?
  2. Extreme biology
  3. what are these yellow flowers called?
  4. Thermochemistry
  5. Scientific reason for men or women higher%?
  6. Water freezing point and supercooling
  7. A Gulf Stream in the Pacific?
  8. minimum molecular weight of colloids (IV fluids)
  9. physics
  10. Hair and nails
  11. K2, the most difficult mountain in the world?
  12. Homework HELP (DO NOT GIVE ANSWER)
  13. Albumin and 11-year sun cycle
  14. ailments due to marriage in close relations????
  15. Why are Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears both pretty, while their parents are both extremely ugly?
  16. Determination of chloride in sea water
  17. storms
  18. Catalase
  19. 23.5°
  20. Evaporation of sea water
  21. NEWTONS LAW 1 AND 2 QUESTIONS FROM THE PHYSICS MAGAZINE GUY

February 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 7

  1. Tornados in the American South - why?
  2. Batteries heating up
  3. Olympus Mons climb
  4. Device to locate devices
  5. properties of electromagnets?
  6. How to select marker bits for data communication
  7. biology
  8. Minimum amount of useful sleep?
  9. Disowning our distant relatives.
  10. Calculating the speed at which pressure travels
  11. Tandem genes
  12. is eating potato skins unhealthy?
  13. Drugs and GI motility
  14. Which was the LCA of plants and animals?

February 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 8

  1. Does cheap alcohol get worse hangovers?
  2. Permille
  3. duration of human pregnancy?
  4. Identify this Hibiscus
  5. Common corpse perception
  6. planetary orbit
  7. Twisted transistors
  8. More common corpse perception
  9. counselling
  10. Gamma Radiation's effect on matter
  11. Wind loading
  12. Mass death of forest tent caterpillars
  13. Why is 98 degrees uncomfortable?
  14. Light
  15. Show me the light!...for photosynthesis
  16. Printing a full-scale map of the Earth.
  17. Digestion
  18. Helicopter Physics
  19. sky digibox
  20. Electromagnetic pulse effects on storage devices
  21. Nitrocellulose underwear

February 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 9

  1. Is it possible to hide somewhere on Earth
  2. Do we have a space station orbiting the moon?
  3. B12 and Folic Acid Masking
  4. Parts of thr skull?
  5. Why is a car moving in a circle at a constant speed said to have accleration?
  6. The natural world: snails
  7. thermoacoustic refrigerator
  8. Books on science history
  9. Difference between a penny and a penny.
  10. trivial querry...
  11. Odd-looking moon tonight...
  12. colour of sky

February 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 10

  1. copper sulfate and potassium hydroxide
  2. DNA replication
  3. fuzzy control of dc to dc converter
  4. Sassafras wood - safe to burn in fireplace?
  5. Pure nucleic acid
  6. Please help me understand some "cookbook" chemistry
  7. Jellyfish
  8. Viviparous (common) lizard
  9. colon cancer
  10. Orkney Isands

February 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 11

  1. Melting points of ice in cold
  2. Orbits
  3. Force+chair
  4. What is Adjunctive Therapy and how does it work?
  5. Can you think of any major new organs or adaptive behaviours which evolution might throw up in the next few million years?
  6. AIDS
  7. Military Tattoos
  8. RD stress
  9. Looking for northern lights
  10. re:thermoacoustic refrigerator
  11. Vacuum in space
  12. plastic beads
  13. Big-Bonedness
  14. Chemistry helper software
  15. Juxtacapillary (J) receptors
  16. Using the Hall Effect to Find the Speed of a Flowing Ionic Liquid
  17. Bouncing Squash Balls
  18. How dangerous are Moka express machines...
  19. Does reading ruin your eyes?
  20. HCl Crystal Structure
  21. Circumcision Controversy

February 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 12

  1. sodium chlorate
  2. chemistry
  3. Decrease of Earth’s orbital angular momentum (around the Sun)?
  4. Using a 200V machine in a 220-240V country.
  5. Strange light
  6. time of twilight
  7. Nearest star of spectral class O
  8. Space?
  9. Golf
  10. Calculating power use
  11. Killing a cold virus by Exercising?
  12. Questions about EMP
  13. Are all indoor heaters 100% efficient?
  14. Eyeglass prescription relation to 20/20 scale
  15. Photosynthesis vs photovoltaics
  16. Tandem Repeats
  17. empty space?

February 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 13

  1. how many delegates per state
  2. Who discovered the peanut allergy?
  3. Ammonia and copper sulphate
  4. lowenstein-jensen media...?
  5. Human Spleen
  6. Passenger Zeppelins LZ120 and LZ121
  7. Penicillin
  8. advantage of science
  9. Neural system viruses
  10. ROCKET ENGINE
  11. Cryo-insulation gel?
  12. Atomic bomb
  13. I have another Physics Magazine,Question For You and It`s not a Homework Question
  14. Length/Width measurement

February 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 14

  1. Lunar Eclipse
  2. Mercury Perihelion
  3. Anthropology?
  4. Colour
  5. Repeting things to help retrograde amnesia?
  6. Matter to energy conversion using black holes
  7. The Position and Speed of Matter
  8. War
  9. Igniting gunpowder (smokeless powder)
  10. Microwave radiation health effects - alternative questions
  11. can marijuana be consumed anally
  12. crystal meth
  13. Dinosaur names
  14. Earthquake question
  15. mixing chemicals

February 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 15

  1. Science
  2. Japanese Monkey
  3. Energy
  4. Full-on beak-locked combat in gulls...?
  5. Black hole evaporation
  6. What exactly is a magnetic field?
  7. science fair
  8. RDI
  9. Wrist watches that read your heart rate
  10. Radiation Scope Thingy
  11. A commerical Freeze Dryer used for making instant coffee
  12. Nuclear bomb effects in space?
  13. Can humans hibernate?
  14. Poison through the ear
  15. WTH?
  16. visual acuity conversions

February 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 16

  1. EMP and safe deposit boxes
  2. James Randy and Aliens
  3. EMBRYOLOGY
  4. physics/water barometer
  5. Cowling nozzle?
  6. How much elecricity does an solar panal of a sq mts produce.
  7. Positive and negative load tests
  8. Deep space travel - Voyager and Pioneer
  9. can we reabsorb water from the bladder?
  10. Reverse engineering in baking
  11. Why do some people turn green when they get sick?

February 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 17

  1. Carbonyl reduced to Hydroxyl
  2. Sleeping standing up
  3. Electron microscope staining
  4. Variable Speed of Light
  5. Speculative Science Question
  6. Use of Opiates in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in women!
  7. absorption
  8. Photoreceptors
  9. Why is there more static electricity in dry weather?
  10. absortion1
  11. If a helium filled airship wants to gain altitude...
  12. Absolute frame of reference
  13. Pitch Drop experiment
  14. Sudden tics when drowsy?
  15. Who would win?

February 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 18

  1. Tube guitar amplifier humming/rustling sound problem
  2. bug/insect identification
  3. Volume of solution
  4. I want an stream eletric generator to produce 80000 units of current annually
  5. claustrophobia
  6. inclined planes
  7. Blindness versus deafness
  8. Non-foaming shampoo on first wash, explosion of foam second wash.
  9. Newtonian Physics
  10. Incorrect textbook?
  11. Is it physically possible...

February 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 19

  1. About time dilation and planet habitation
  2. Aircraft carrier design
  3. The Hall Voltage in Ionic Fluids
  4. Supermagnet
  5. When my foot falls asleep
  6. MATERIALS/CHARATERISTICS (Homework?)
  7. Fuel efficiency of a Hot Air Balloon (and other questions)

February 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 20

  1. what would you call a small mountain range
  2. Does the human brain have limits?
  3. Strange Picture
  4. Spots
  5. First robin in February?
  6. Meerkats
  7. Menstruation and lunar cycle
  8. Electric Flux Units
  9. Becoming a Spaceman
  10. Science Fair (Quantum Dots)

February 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 21

  1. Environmental Effect of Al Gore
  2. Explain about the working of nMOS super buffers in VLSI?
  3. Rabbit skeleton conservation
  4. press machine
  5. starch vs. sugar
  6. Is the universe 100% logical and 100% consistent 100% of the time?
  7. Building a voltaic stack
  8. Body wastes H2O?

February 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 22

  1. What else is there?
  2. Belated bruise
  3. 3600rpm 1000 HP electrical motor. Need bibliography. Vibration
  4. Power factor in electric circuit
  5. Old voice recordings
  6. Modem
  7. Electromagnet
  8. Paper Clip Capacitor
  9. Medicine
  10. answers plz (refrigeration vs. air conditioning)
  11. Chemical reaction question
  12. is it two seconds or four seconds to moon and back?
  13. Purple veins
  14. What makes protiens

February 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 23

  1. Ideas for prosthetic communication devices for 'locked in' syndrome
  2. How Composite Quantum System Relates to Tensor Product?
  3. worst animals
  4. Built-in Radio
  5. How did water form?
  6. Solving scrodinger equation for particle in a potential well
  7. Strange sun halo
  8. are silicone implants safe?
  9. Can glasses induce oil secretions?
  10. tissue
  11. A kind of gambling machine
  12. Grapefruit seeds

February 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 24

  1. Here comes the sun
  2. Breitling Orbiter 3
  3. Human genome conservation with dogs
  4. RNA amplification
  5. Question about Salmon (but don't Rushdie answer)
  6. Photon bouncing?
  7. Boiling oil
  8. Salinity of saline solutions
  9. Other salts
  10. Coriolis Effect
  11. Moon and Sun having the same apparent size
  12. Weird Taste and Smell lingering days after taking Advil Cold and Flu

February 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 25

  1. Alternate method of boiling
  2. Electric Car
  3. Why did the use of Greek fire stop?
  4. earthworms
  5. Purchasing Explosives
  6. color
  7. Role of Urea in concentrating uring

February 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 26

  1. MORE PHYSICS MAGZINE QUESTIONS,FROM THE PHYSICS MAGAZINE GUY
  2. the ocean
  3. food processoring
  4. Taigas
  5. Plugging both speakers in to one channel of a preamp
  6. Unidentified bathroom fly or moth
  7. "Shut-in" oil production
  8. knee surgery
  9. Does hand sanitizer kill viruses?
  10. SRS statistics
  11. Harmonics (?) with RF emissions causing lights to go out
  12. Engineering(Naval Arts) - detrimental effects on ship cause by twisting propulsion engines
  13. Killing the Bass
  14. Dream More...
  15. Faster Hair
  16. Shadow Dexterous Hand

February 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 27

  1. Alcohol Rub
  2. How deep
  3. Unidentified ocean animals
  4. How high is the sky?
  5. How far to a star?
  6. How to clean up acid/base spills.
  7. My invention
  8. Who discovered or invented rock candy?
  9. Role of sweat and body odor in Human attraction
  10. At the speed of sound
  11. Wires
  12. Gain in a transistor
  13. Mental illness in children
  14. Thermodynamics and antimatter
  15. Temperature sensation
  16. Evolution
  17. Reducing power consumption by ice machine and misc.
  18. high frequency photons
  19. Article on speech/thought disorder

February 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 28

  1. Chemistry: vapor and ideal gas
  2. algae
  3. decibel levels of human screaming
  4. determination of urea
  5. Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis
  6. Mutation notation
  7. Misunderstood
  8. Looking for a name of
  9. MathsGeometryThaumaturgic triangle
  10. Eggs
  11. Identify this bird?

February 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 February 29

  1. Matrix algebra
  2. Water
  3. Concentration
  4. Light photons and other EM radiation
  5. Question about scientific theory vs. law
  6. Kanab ambersnail: two species? sub-species?
  7. Cold trap adequate to protect vacuum pump from HCl?
  8. nitrogenous
  9. Gradient rings in constant voltage particle accelerators
  10. number of
  11. First morning cigarette
  12. Hydrogen Peroxide
  13. Looking at the sky