After a breakup that is not mutual, what is the purpose of staying friends with the person who dumped you? [more inside]
I have an electric space heater that makes a mild burning smell and the fan makes too much noise, any ideas on how an adventurous engineering student might be able to make the unit better than out of the box? [more inside]
Does the curvature of space mean that the dimensions of height, breath and width are not independent of each other? [more inside]
What can I do with this veranda / extra space? [more inside]
There was a huge fireball in the sky; looking southwest from my back yard this morning. How do I find out what it was, or where it landed? [more inside]
Small apartment management: What cheap supplies should a person in a 1.5 have as far as organizing, cleaning, pantry staples, etc...? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the title of a space combat and exploration shareware game for the PC from the early 1990s. [more inside]
The memory on my Macbook is apparently completely full, but I don't know what could be taking up so much space. What can I do or download to find out?
Looking for a online game like Ogame or Space Pioneers (which I prefer) but more casual friendly. As in I don't get my butt kicked if I'm not online 24 hours a day. Looking for something I can not log on to for two days and not my work destroyed.
I don't typically listen to classic rock, but I'm SURE they're out there.. what are some big, stupid, loud rock songs about space? I don't mean spacey sounding, I mean.. Deep Purple "Space Truckin," Monster Magnet "Space Lord." More, please. [more inside]
Can any object stay in one place in outer space? [more inside]
YAWWTPCGQ (yet another "what was that PC game?" question) [more inside]
Help! I’m a clingy, nagging girlfriend. I don’t want to be. [more inside]
how can i fit a 3-year old and an infant in one bedroom without them waking each other up during the night?
What is this old computer game that was a top-down open space shooter? Note: I am fairly confident it is not Escape Velocity. [more inside]
An old RTS game from the early 90s, took place in space. Controlled mother ship, collected blobs of stuff. More info inside. [more inside]
Where to find pretty and unusual desk and office accessories? [more inside]
Could people really survive in space, for 10 or so seconds with no protection bar thermal wrap? [more inside]
To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
Living together: questions about money and space [more inside]
[Old-man-space-donut-filter] I remember seeing a music video (I think linked off a mefi post) that featured an old man in a space ship and a donut with sprinkles. It was very surreal. What was it?
Why are the San Francisco sidewalks so wide, and why are so few trees and strips of grass planted between the sidewalk and buildings? [more inside]
Would Tai Chi work in outer space? [more inside]
Totally dumb Wall-E question. (SPOILERS) [more inside]
What do you keep in your beside table? [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]
Where can I find accurate info on the types of vehicles currently being considered for future human exploration of the Martian landscape? Though I have found details of potential manned ground vehicles for lunar use, I can't seem to locate any (realistic) material on proposed land vehicles for Mars. Any help? Thanks!
So I'm watching the new Nasa documentary on Discovery and it prompted me to renew my search for rocket art. The issue is that if there is such a thing its not easy to find. I'm looking for prints of old rockets/spacecraft in the vein of this. Doesn't necessarily have to be photographic, but at least photo realistic. Anyone have any ideas of where to look? Bonus points if anyone knows of small scale desktop models of the old school rockets (Atlas, Jupiter, Titan, Redstone).
Architecture geeks (particularly those in SF).. what's the name for the canyon-like space between two spaces? [more inside]
Where has all the free space on my hard-drive disappeared to??? It does not correspond to TOTAL CAPACITY minus TOTAL FILE SIZE [more inside]
What hard sci-fi authors besides Larry Niven have large collections of stories within the same universe? [more inside]
I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
How do I find artist space? [more inside]
I am looking for a cartoon from the 80s that I can't remember the name of. It had an aircraft carrier in space that sent jets down to earth. There was even an old school Captain that steered the space carrier.The pilots could transform them into a "mech warrior" of sorts. It wasn't Transformers that I am sure of. They were protecting us from something that came from space. There was also a sub-plot/love story as some of the pilots hung out/dated. The cartoon was definitely Japanese. [more inside]
Help me find a cool screen saver that won't infect my computer. [more inside]
Why was NASA made to destroy all copies of the Saturn 5 rocket plans before funding of the space shuttle was approved?
Please help me figure out the titles of two movies that freaked me out as a child, one involving a space expedition and one involving a mummy. [more inside]
How is the universe 156 billion light years across if it is only 13.7 billion years old?
Can anyone point me to a good aerospace/defense industry blog? [more inside]
Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
I am interested in the mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts, how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective. I have several avenues of study at the moment (a list in extended explanation), but would like some more ideas. Areas of critical theory, linguistics, evolutionary psychology and poetics are all relevant. [more inside]
What options are there for tidying up a child's play area and creating a 'play space' within limited area? [more inside]
How can I give my girlfriend an engagement ring with a stone made of moon rock? [more inside]
Can you think of any good video clips of waveforms in space that you've seen? They don't necessarily have to be copyright free (this is for a personal project), but they do need to be good quality and accessible to me within a few days - I'm doing this project at DVD resolution, 720 X 480... [more inside]
Looking for a relatively last-minute DIY-style gallery space in Chicago. [more inside]
Help me figure out my color profile woes, please! [more inside]
What do you know about the Japanese word/concept of 'Ma'? I know it denotes the negative space between objects and it relates closely to the similarly used Japanese word 'Mu'. [more inside]
How did Kubrick do it? There's a scene in "2001 A Space Odyssey" that has always fascinated and puzzled me. It's the scene on a spaceship in which a character is walking down a circular corridor, moving away from the camera. At the end of the corridor is a rotating ring. When the character reaches the ring she starts walking around it, up the wall. Obviously the camera is linked to that far rotating ring, but the transition between the near corridor and the far ring is absolutely seamless. [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for some great space exploration/simulation games. [more inside]
Probably easy iPod question: my iPod has more available memory than my computer does. How do I use all the space on my iPod without maxing out my computer's hard drive? [more inside]