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What chemically/moleculary makes the difference between ibuprofen and acetaminphen?

Topic: Science ,    Subtopic: Chemistry Tags: ibuprofen medicine acetaminophen

What makes ibuprofen and acetaminophen work differently in the body?...

asked: UTC 2021-09-21 01:23 PM
image Amir (170)
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How is mylar useful in space exploration?

Topic: Science

Mylar is used by people here on Earth for all kinds of things from food wrapping to blankets to glitter. I've seen mylar-wrapped spacecraft in museums and in documentaries, but I am not sure how it's being used. What is the purpose of wrapping spacecraft in such a delicate material?...

asked: UTC 2021-02-19 07:25 PM
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Were astrologers and alchemists from pre-modern times the intellectual forebears to contemporary scientists?

Topic: Science ,    Subtopic: Chemistry Tags: alchemists astrologers medieval pre-modern is it real

How much real science was behind medieval times astrologers and alchemists? Hollywood has glamorized, but also mocked, those professions in fantasy and medieval movies. I'm wondering how much modern-day chemistry and science we can trace back to them?...

asked: UTC 2020-09-07 02:08 AM
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If google's computer generated "time crystal" turns out to be backed up by peer review what are some of the implications of such a discovery?

Topic: Science ,    Subtopic: Physics Tags: Time crystal Physics Thermodynamics

Recently it has come out in the news that Google's quantum computer has created a time crystal (the way i understand it it is a computer generated formulation and not the physical thing). I am no physicist so I could be wrong but a time crystal existing would mean that the second law of thermodynami...

asked: UTC 2021-07-31 04:43 PM
image Amir (170)
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Is there a shorter term for "equipotential surface of the Earth's gravitational field"?

Topic: Science ,    Subtopic: Physics

I just used this phrase in another answer and I can't believe there's not some short term for it....

asked: UTC 2020-07-30 10:05 PM
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What's the best way to identify the unknown species of a house plant?

Topic: Science

I acquired a nice house plant from someone a few months ago, and I have no clue what it is. I also have no idea how to even start figuring it out. It's big and green, which makes it hard to describe in a google search! Any ideas or apps that would help me figure this out?...

asked: UTC 2020-11-02 12:58 AM
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Can we ever know if there is anything on the "other side" of the universe?

Topic: Science ,    Subtopic: Physics Tags: physics astrophysics space universe

If the universe is expanding, it must be expanding into something, right? If so, then if the universe is expanding at the speed of light, is it even possible to ever find out what's on the "other side"? Not looking for religious answers. I really want to know if this is even physically possible?...

asked: UTC 2020-10-05 01:58 PM
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Weather Changes

Topic: Science ,    Subtopic: Weather Tags: weather science seasons

The weather changes that occur during each of the four seasons is quite fascinating.   What is your favorite turn-of-the-season and why?...

asked: UTC 2020-10-21 12:15 AM
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