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Now, the conventional way of viewing the solar system is that all the planets orbit the sun, but since you can declare...
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How loud does brown noise have to be for it to be effective?
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I understand that there are a couple of statistical models out there that describe physical systems. One I know is...
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Well, once again, I ask something about index of refraction. What is the substance that suffers the greatest change...
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Hi All. Sorry if I am bugging but I have a question. I am not a physics person but would like to see if someone can do...
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I know that it's possible to convert mass to energy. But is it possible to convert energy to mass?
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then what is dark matter made of? Is it made of energy, also (in line with the theory that dark matter is what's...
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