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March 1[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 1

  1. Does anyone know the title of this painting about Galileo?
  2. what is in Arizona sand?
  3. Persistence of hearing
  4. SI Notation
  5. door chimes
  6. Reflection
  7. relativistic velocity masss ratio
  8. Energy Question
  9. The principle behind diffusion
  10. Human evolution
  11. Reverse transcriptase PCR
  12. composition of fecal matter
  13. Parent/baby size
  14. Moon at past
  15. Hot and cold areas
  16. how long is a piece of string????
  17. Casein Polymerisation Experiment

March 2[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 2

  1. Stoichiometric flame
  2. Analog Electric Gaussian Filter
  3. Blue flower identification
  4. Taq polymerase storage
  5. Burning CuSO4-solution on paper
  6. Women discharging too much of seminal fluid during intercourse affects their health
  7. Fat Content In Soap?
  8. What is "first-strand DNA"?
  9. Removal of sand from Sand Hills of Nebraska
  10. chemistry
  11. Steel hand soap?
  12. [[Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 2#|]]
  13. Non-exorcise calories
  14. Luminescent dry-erase boards
  15. relativity
  16. Speaking of relativity-

March 3[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 3

  1. feeder fish
  2. What if Jupiter were more dense?
  3. Scull preservation
  4. physics
  5. Animals used to attack forts
  6. Oxide solubility
  7. Acceleration
  8. Energy Question
  9. Lice in a sauna
  10. what is electris current?
  11. Travel in Space
  12. Mineral residue in pan after boiling water
  13. Dog run and swim speeds
  14. Circuit analysis
  15. plate tectonics
  16. Why no self poisoning?
  17. Chromosome number changes

March 4[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 4

  1. What was the goal of the Wright Brothers?
  2. Glow-in-the-dark cats
  3. The death of Betelgeuse
  4. Photosynthesis question
  5. Equivalent of menstruation, but in men
  6. The Human Ship of Theseus thing...
  7. Insects in vegetables?
  8. quantity required of trypticase soy agar to test water for fecal coliform
  9. BBC Bird Question

March 5[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 5

  1. Avoiding the Nazi Swastika
  2. rodents with large binocular field of view
  3. relative calcium absorbtion into bones compared to teeth
  4. Physics
  5. Free protons? Free neutrons?
  6. The sweet taste of deuterium
  7. Is it true the Wright brothers were mocked?
  8. Color of hemoglobin
  9. Nanomedicine

March 6[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 6

  1. Beer and bowel movements
  2. Quick physics questions
  3. Horizontal Pressure Gradient
  4. Bitter chemical in broccoli
  5. Chemical compositions of some animal products/byproducts used in early warfare
  6. Familiar PTC flavo(u)r
  7. Aromatic Hydrocarbons and PVC or Polyethylene
  8. Ostrich fossil range
  9. Atmospheric (unit) vs. Bar (unit)
  10. Kylstron or RF cavity
  11. Synchrotron radiation
  12. Perigee
  13. What is "Free-space Laser Communication"?

March 7[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 7

  1. multivitamins smell bad?
  2. Smelly wet dogs
  3. Does an OH group make a molecule polar
  4. Tumors
  5. conservation of energy
  6. WARFARIN USE
  7. Metal specs
  8. somatic cell hybrid panel
  9. graphite

March 8[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 8

  1. sodium azide
  2. The Massive Multiverse Question
  3. solar or wood what is best for hot water
  4. Siamese communication
  5. Schrödinger Equation
  6. How Halbach array works ?
  7. what mathematician (von neumann? erdos?) strongl argued for preemptive annihilation of Russia?
  8. radiation protection
  9. Red-eared sliders?
  10. Blueshifted stars?
  11. Image search related question
  12. Characteristics of skin Types
  13. Adding salt to boiling what-have-you

March 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 9

March 9[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 9

  1. Animal behaviour
  2. DNA sequencing
  3. Energy
  4. Firing on all pistons
  5. Which Australian native frog?
  6. Quantum Mechanics: Operator and Eigenvalue
  7. how do astronauts refer to spacesuits
  8. Chemistry
  9. A gamma ray burst extinction scenario
  10. Another birdsong?
  11. Tortoise speeds
  12. How do astronauts swallow ?
  13. Is it possible for someone of mixed race to be born transparent as a result? Why not?
  14. Thermosynthesis & Radiosynthesis --
  15. Query: Name of inedible string/fiber found in bananas?
  16. What plant are these people selling?
  17. Lithium sunsets?
  18. This week's meteor
  19. Hawking radiation emission rate inversely proportional to black hole mass - why?

March 10[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 10

  1. Circular Motion
  2. Energy Drink Death
  3. Hair loss (non-balding)
  4. What is naphtha?
  5. Question
  6. Biosphere ?
  7. How can you ever fall in a black hole?
  8. Intermolecular Forces
  9. Batteries in series vs. parallel arrangement
  10. What bodily function is not possibel in space?
  11. One man's meat is another man's poison
  12. Molecular Excitement

March 11[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 11

  1. type 2 diabetes and hair loss
  2. Electron configuration in Lawrencium
  3. elements
  4. The Speed Of Dark......?
  5. Why do Rabbits hop?
  6. What is this equation?
  7. Why not swing?
  8. astronomy
  9. Alcohol injection
  10. Electron and Hole Concentration in Carbon

March 12[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 12

  1. vitamin A
  2. CHloroacetic acid
  3. chemotherapy or radiation therapy for obesity
  4. steroids
  5. Quantum Mechanics: Entangled Wave Function
  6. Cancer
  7. Hepatitis C
  8. Who makes the 120mm fans used on the space shuttle?
  9. Biochemistry
  10. Panic Attack while teaching my kid
  11. heat conductor
  12. we are looking for info regarding mining
  13. Cuttlefish wants to cuddle
  14. urea formation
  15. The "fish scales" in the clouds are back!

March 13[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 13

  1. Recent rise in oil prices?
  2. climate modelling simulation map-based continental land-influenced scenario?
  3. non-medical placebos?
  4. "Random outbursts give people cancer"?!?
  5. Goatse - how does he do that with his butt?
  6. psa levels
  7. About Albert Einstien (E=mc^2)
  8. Tell me if it' snot a good idea....
  9. volume of space
  10. buisness
  11. Gases "dissolved" in liquids; fish breathing
  12. International Space Station
  13. IV nurse (medicine)
  14. What are the night-blooming vegetables?
  15. if cocaine is just a molecule, why dont peeple synthesize it?

March 14[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 14

  1. physic
  2. Quantum Physics
  3. What species of seal or walrus is this?
  4. RL circuit
  5. Ozone in the interstellar medium
  6. what decides the direction of rotation of diesel engines?
  7. Knee problems
  8. Omnipresent God
  9. Indian pharmaceutical companies
  10. Chemical Process Pipe Labeling
  11. Evolutionary biology and sexual selection in humans
  12. 3000 Farad "ultracapacitor". Is it a joke?
  13. Windy metro entrances
  14. Gustatory table of elements
  15. Speed of fire ant destruction
  16. Can you look up this physical property for me? I've exhaused my available references
  17. Thunderstorms

March 15[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 15

  1. Quantum Physics II
  2. can we produce 50,000 units of electricity from solar energy
  3. Observes & speed of light
  4. Kinetic energy and related matters
  5. Effect of carbon dioxide on photosynthesis
  6. Wikimania - is it an academic conference?
  7. Metabolism and conservation of energy
  8. Skeleton

March 16[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 16

  1. Toxicity of non-stick pan lining?
  2. Horizontal search functions (in visual perception)
  3. Is Energy relative?
  4. DBasing the money supply
  5. artificially macerated food
  6. How much human evolution is yet to come?
  7. Winter Solstice
  8. Radiography in Thailand?
  9. what is the most effective toothpaste?
  10. Speed in space(not the drug)

March 17[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 17

  1. Brushing teeth with bleach?
  2. what is the plant in this picture?
  3. Did the Big Bang go bang
  4. eggs
  5. Sodium-potassium pumps
  6. Phosphodiester bonds
  7. infrared raman spectroscopy
  8. Minimum entropy
  9. swing??
  10. temp & fire
  11. Speed of ...
  12. Diabetes
  13. It brings tears to my eyes...
  14. 1-Octen-3-ol CAS numbers?
  15. Magical self cleaning wound
  16. Searching for massively-multiplayer synonyms in PubMed
  17. Chem Acid Stoichimetry problem
  18. Part of the USS Pampanito's hull
  19. Paraffin/aluminium foil

March 18[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 18

  1. More quantum physics...
  2. Infrared raman spectroscopy
  3. global warming
  4. MSM expiry
  5. Radio transmitter power
  6. Atomic Radio clocks in Bulgaria
  7. Genetic probabilities
  8. 300,000 Elephants in Chad?
  9. Paramagnetic metal that do not become magnetized.
  10. What is cyclooctatetraene?

March 19[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 19

  1. Insanity...
  2. Biology: What are these caterpillars doing?
  3. Science in my gloves
  4. Two questions
  5. How do you poison a dress?
  6. hey
  7. Tantalum hafnium carbide
  8. New car smell
  9. New Solar Chip
  10. Gravity
  11. Battleships in space
  12. Wiki Myth Busters...
  13. medical terminology, not sure of spelling or existence
  14. Turtle identification

March 20[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 20

  1. Capacitor-Batteries
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Foxes in the UK
  4. sound transducer
  5. Quantum Mechanics: Orthogonality of Dirac Delta Function
  6. VHF/FM Radio Frequencies
  7. spin and (hyper)complex numbers -- why is the quanta of angular momentum 1/2
  8. Tapdancing gulls
  9. Hallucinations making everything appear very big or very small
  10. Radioactive decay
  11. scientific name

March 21[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 21

  1. Free falling human body
  2. amplifier
  3. Specific Heat Capacity
  4. Modeling Friction
  5. universe
  6. Boomerang returns in space. Make 'splain that one now!
  7. Metric expansion of space
  8. "He's got balls..."
  9. dimethyl sulfone decomposition

March 22[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 22

  1. Automatic crossbow
  2. water heater is making a whining sound
  3. Best Food
  4. Garlic for treatment of wounds
  5. Genetic mutation resulting in deformities of the offspring
  6. Children's medicine 100 years ago.
  7. The Smallest?
  8. Resolution of the naked eye
  9. speed of an ant
  10. The fabric of space
  11. Where is the centre of the universe?
  12. Leap from a burning building
  13. Non-pop popcorn
  14. How the brain processes visuals
  15. Could physicians work as epidemiologists?

March 23[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 23

  1. Trying to recall something I read years ago
  2. Long-term effects of 0 g
  3. "Jumping" of blood vessels around the eye
  4. can someone identify this flower for me?
  5. Science+nutrition
  6. Calcium Chloride re Dehumidifier
  7. Black Hole Question
  8. The Cat's Brain Compared to a Human's Brain
  9. Why The Sky Is Blue?
  10. FingerPrints
  11. Does water "go off"?
  12. Snake venom - quick question
  13. Eggs?
  14. Bronner's liquid soap turns white when cold

March 24[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 24

  1. Mean tropical year
  2. how do i become taller?
  3. Bamboo
  4. How come so many invasive species come from Japan?
  5. Big bang expansion thing
  6. Forgive me for asking a homework question, but how many different hormones are there in the human body?
  7. Movie science: what can or can't you tell about a torpedo from its sound?
  8. arsenic weight per gallon
  9. collapsible longboard???
  10. Static zappage
  11. Why is violet reddish?
  12. Cladistic definition of crown groups
  13. Balloons and teleportation
  14. More Teleportation

March 25[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 25

  1. Red wine "breathing"
  2. Hormonal Cycles In Men
  3. How do I become a stuntman?
  4. Hanging swamps
  5. online versus offline wetlands
  6. Atomic Force Microscopy
  7. What model Saab is this?
  8. Stuck in fetal position?
  9. Battery life meter
  10. Axes of rotation, revolution, magnetic field, of the earth
  11. Effect of elliptical orbit of earth on climate
  12. Concentrating DNA samples
  13. Dutch tulip forecast
  14. The scientific method
  15. Mobile Phone Noise
  16. Why do deep footprints in snow look blue?
  17. Quantum Number Sets

March 26[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 26

  1. Faster than light/Big Bang question
  2. Red cross society in Taiwan?
  3. Blood/urine tests
  4. Hail
  5. Regenerating Limbs
  6. Intestinal Dysbiosis
  7. global warming
  8. Time on the moon
  9. Medical equipment grounding

March 27[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 27

  1. Turtles
  2. Why a Horseshoe-shaped Gamut of Visible Colors?
  3. Alternative medicine
  4. Moon falling into Earth
  5. E=MC^2

March 28[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 28

  1. Shape of the Milky Way Galaxy
  2. Quantum: Measurement vs. Schrödinger Equation
  3. Nuclear fission
  4. STS-123
  5. doctors whose expertise is diabetics
  6. Climate change
  7. Wilkins Ice Shelf
  8. Earth Hour - feasable or not?
  9. what causes water drops to join up?
  10. Thermal ballast
  11. Talking Budgerigars - sex difference

March 29[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 29

  1. Canned tuna
  2. cd recycling
  3. Sodium Bicarbonate Vs Constipation?
  4. What is the difference between a UPS and a inverter ?
  5. blackout --- caused by global warming?
  6. Rules for making Baryons
  7. Top Ten Chemicals Produced
  8. Do residential security lights reduce burglary?
  9. efficiency question .
  10. What do you see?

March 30[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 30

  1. Tongue rolling genes
  2. gas molecule unpredictability
  3. "japanese algae" keychain
  4. Hawaii up from Alaska...?
  5. Reversing the effect of Sun tanning on skin colour.
  6. MA and VR Can Opener
  7. What do t hese mean?
  8. add milk now or later?
  9. North American bird ID, complex song, PBS "life of birds"
  10. Calculating Mechanical Advantage
  11. Friction
  12. Would a radio work under 1 foot of water?
  13. Drinking water
  14. Slowpitched softball
  15. Global warming
  16. Mirror, Mirror

March 31[edit]

Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Science/2008 March 31

  1. Something semi-interesting about Cockatiels...
  2. Sharing genes with bacteria
  3. DIY Lab hood
  4. Dosage of medication
  5. Nanoparticles
  6. hair loss
  7. Buffer solutions
  8. Pain of death
  9. Commercial aviation Airports: Penalty box
  10. Thermoregulation
  11. Architects in construction project
  12. Radio waves, microwaves, cancer
  13. Bekenstein Bound