I saw a website or read an article about an ergonomic "cubicle" that was actually a very large, balanced sphere. The person would lie down inside the sphere in a perfectly supporting "chair" (somewhat like a first-class recliner), facing upwards; the keyboard was at lap level, and the monitor hung from the top of the sphere. Now I can't find it. Help?
How do I convince someone Science is real? [more inside]
Medfilter: For those of you who are familiar with PubMed, is there some super-secret way to access the full articles on that site, or is it just abstracts? [more inside]
What are the best examples of human/computer interaction in tv and movies (please mention specific scenes and episodes if you can). ex: HAL in 2001, The touch screen in Minority Report, Scotty talking to the mouse in Star Trek IV -lol, etc...
Why do flip flops go flip flop? As opposed to flip flip or even flop flop? [more inside]
Should I major in computer science? If yes, what career options are available? [more inside]
What are some topics in astronomy or cosmology that you find fascinating and mind blowing? [more inside]
Please-help-me-identify-a-book-filter. Trying to track down a young adults hardish sci-fi book from the mid 80s in the UK about a space medic in trouble. [more inside]
I need help coming up with ideas for ~30 min science-related arts and crafts activities for kids aged 3-17 in a pretty limited environment. [more inside]
I'm looking for an old science fiction novel about an evil, blue giant titled "The Blue Man" - the Google and Amazon search is poisoned by both The Blue Man Group, and a young-adult science fiction novel "The Blue Man" which isn't it at all. [more inside]
Aliens, monsters, and ghosts. The big three. But is there a fourth? [more inside]
I'm currently looking at materials science PhD programs and I'm having some difficulty locating magnetic materials groups. My interests lie in volatile and non-volatile storage, which is a pretty broad area. Can anyone suggest schools to look at? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good secular homeschool science curriculum package that includes materials needed for experiments? [more inside]
What are some mindblowing scientific concepts (proven or hypothetical)? [more inside]
In my view of the sky from Mobile, AL - looking southward - there is a star shimmering brightly in red, yellow and even green. What is it? [more inside]
Do pheromone colognes really work? [more inside]
I am a grad student in the physical sciences and I've got questions, but I work in a small group on a project by myself so a lot of the times I have simple questions that can take a while to dig out of papers. Is there a good forum or message board that is generally accepted to be useful for posing questions and such? [more inside]
What can I do to legally stop exploratory natural gas drilling within 1000 feet of my neighborhood? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a science experiment book suitable for an 8 year old. When I was a kid, I had a copy of “Mr. Wizard’s Supermarket Science” that I loved, but unfortunately it’s out of print. Any suggestions?
Can you help me find the fascinating and mysterious forum postings of a self-proclaimed robotic entity on sciforums.com? [more inside]
Help me find a cool screen saver that won't infect my computer. [more inside]
How does the button on the pedestrian crossing lights work? Does it actually send some sort of signal to the traffic lights, or is it just a psychological thing? It seems rather random timing-wise.
My question is that I want to know what computer science classes at a community college I should take before enrolling in a MLS graduate school? [more inside]
20-something INTP, bored to death in his corporate gig, asks: What should I do with my life? [more inside]
StatsFilter: I want to compare quantitatively the results of subjecting two different groups of people, A and B, to two different "programs". Which statistical test do I use to see which "program" had a greater effect? [more inside]
Please help me convince my in-laws not to take colloidal silver (silver water). [more inside]
What are the modern fields in science currently under crisis? [more inside]
Question about obscure science fiction short story, "Allegory," by William T. Powers, which was reprinted in Groff Conklin's 13 GREAT STORIES OF SCIENCE FICTION. The question is: what is this story an allegory of? To put it another way, is there some real-world or historical event that this story is a comment on? [more inside]
I'm looking for websites which document people just getting together and doing weird, quasi-scientific experiments for fun. [more inside]
Where can I find accurate, concise information on short-to-medium term technical problems in the data-center/server/colo markets? [more inside]
Does modern science prove the theory of heliocentrism wrong? [more inside]
Should I participate in a 4-week sleep study? [more inside]
Who first came up with the concept of lots of small (though not necessarily nanoscale) robots performing useful tasks collectively? [more inside]
Yet another what-is-this-book/story question (sci-fi, possibly young adult, writen pre-1983) [more inside]
Cutting edge strides and theories in neo-psychology - does an up and running, active Wiki exist? [more inside]
A novel about a computer that attempts to create art? Help me identify this sci-fi book. [more inside]
When asked, I couldn't recommend any good Computer Science or Engineering books for kids. Do such books exist? To avoid buying a stack and going through them myself, can anyone recommend any? [more inside]
What are some (at least somewhat) objective studies on healthy children demographics? I'm specifically interested in single vs. multiple children, and for multiple children, differences in age, gender, relationship to parent (adoption vs. biological), and race. [more inside]
What are the little black pebbly things that are in the bottom of this floating thermometer . Are they what makes it float? Are they toxic?
Background: I am 41 years old. I am 16 credits shy of graduating with a BS in Mathemathics. my GPA is 2.79, I have over 250 hours of attempted coursework, 144 of that is being counted towards my degree. I program and design software systems for a living. The Problem: I really love math and computer science but I am lousy at learning. when I say lousy I mean slow. [more inside]
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
Why does our brain perceive tilt-shift photography as tiny little toy models? I'd love to know the science behind this popular effect.
looking for a book, its about a geneticly altered boy (his whole colony was altered thus) he is really big and strong, they raise dangerous animals as pets. Anyway he is the first of his colony to go off to a sort of galactic school, where he ends up fighting all sorts of creatures, near the end he fights a huge mutant bear and wins by smashingits head with a camera. I aplogize if this is not the proper place to post but i could not find what i need
I'm going to college soon. (Age 24; been working a desk job in health care since I was 18.) I've got an inkling I want to study biology. Recommend me some books to help me get the lay of the land and get fired up about this. [more inside]
Please point me towards some useful data on foodborne pathogens. Specifically, I'm looking for incidence. Historic, current and emerging pathogens are all up for grabs. More inside of course... [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of crowdsourcing approaches to conservation science, where anyone - not just scientists - can help in conservation efforts by gathering data, etc. [more inside]
From time to time, I help my liberal arts type friends with resume writing, job hunting and interview coaching. I've now had a scientist ask me for help. How can I help her best? [more inside]
What books or online courses will best help me learn science and engineering? I'm especially interested in physics, astronomy, general electronics, and computer science. [more inside]