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    Interested in looking at the night sky

    Hey guys. I wanna get started in looking at the night sky from my roof etc etc. I was thinking of getting Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with a tripod as a starting tool which is only about $70-80. I don't want to buy a $4,000 telescope without knowing what I'm looking for lol...
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    How would I measure the angle of a certain street from true north?

    As the title says, I want to measure the angle of a street from true north so I can know what time of the year the sun will align with it.
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    Manhattan Solstice

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge "Manhattanhenge – sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice – is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from...
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    Mendel's genetic experiments

    I'm trying to look at specific methods and results in how mendel did his experiment. The number of plants in the P generations, F1 generations etc that show the exact ratio between them. I'm finding it kind of hard to do so though. Can anyone help?
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    Electronic properties of graphene

    I was reading all over the place that graphene has some really great electronic properties that could potentially replace silicon, electrons in graphene behave almost like massless particles etc. My question is, HOW did scientists find out these properties in graphene? What kind of experiments...
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    The side of my rear tire popped!

    So I was driving down the road the other day, when I unknowingly drove over a pothole, I was not going even 15mph, and my rear tire popped, I stopped to notice what was wrong, and to my dissatisfaction, the side of the tire had popped. Naturally I'm pissed because apparently theres nothing I can...
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    Limits involving trigonometric functions

    Homework Statement 1) lim sin^2(3x)/x^2 x->0 2) lim 2sin5x/(3x-2tan2x) x->0 Homework Equations lim sinx/x = 1 x->0 lim tanx/x = 1 x->0 The Attempt at a Solution We just began working with limits, and we haven't covered much of trig functions at all, but our prof gave us...
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    Speed of light coincidence?

    Alright guys here's the challenge. Take this seriously because I don't understand how he got the speed of light, so is someone capable of explaining this thing step by step? My friend is a muslim, an excellent student and he claims that the speed of light is predicted in the Quran. Now he's...
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    Need Help with Research Paper

    Hey guys, sorry if I put this in the wrong section. Basically here's the thing, I have to do a research paper for my English class, and it is to be science related. That's all fine and dandy, but the thing is, the prof. said that the topic should have two sides to it, basically an argument to...
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    Eternal life

    Hello guys, I've been thinking about a concept, and to some of you, it may seem like slightly different version of reincarnation, but take it as you may because I'm an atheist and I don't believe in afterlife, and this may sound contradictory to what I'm about to say.. Bare in mind that the...
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    Hey everyone

    So this is the deal, I'm 17, and I have a passion for science, especially Astrophysics, and I want to major in that department, but the thing is, a lot of people that I know tell me Astrophysics is way too hard, it's not stable, you need to be a genius to make something out of it, not enough...
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    Hey everyone.

    So this is the deal, I'm 17, and I have a passion for science, especially Astrophysics, and I want to major in that department, but the thing is, a lot of people that I know tell me Astrophysics is way too hard, it's not stable, you need to be a genius to make something out of it, not enough...
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