Explain your degree like an idealistic 5 year old
>I want to build a time machine!
>tfw a certain chemical compound like alcohol makes us feel good
Explain this shit
Ethanol is a magical compound, you can find it labelled as "alcoholic", that's the government's method of saying "this drink will relax you and give you a good time".
You shouldn't question it's magic, but rather accept it.
Why is VSEPRT even taught? It's absolute shit. Why not just teach Hamilton Functions off the bat instead of lying to chem majors until they take PChem junior year? VSEPRT needs to go into the trash alongside Rutherford and Bohr models.
Alright y'all fuck wads listen up. I found the solution to the energy crisis right here and I'm not even messing around.
So I got to thinking. What if we put a giant ass funnel in front of a wind turbine to make the wind all go right up in there like pic related. A flawless idea except for one thing. It's pretty fucking expensive to build giant ass funnels.
So I got a solution all up in here and it will be in the next picture.
You know that giant ass pole they all sit on? A big fucking pile of wasted potential. So we take that pile of waste and turn it into something useful. Straight up more effective windmills all up in here. Suck a dick geothermal energy, you just got pwned.
We cut it in half, flip it sideways, and make it catch that wind yo. It's gotta be concave and shit of course. But it sends that wind straight up in there.
Is memology a valid form of science?
Do we have any geologists here?
My friend gave me a piece of a rock. He tells me it's a piece of meteorite but I'm not sure. I think it looks a little too perfect, and it isn't magnetic. Is it a type of cannon ball or a ball used in a large tumbler or grinder? The pieces on the inside are quite brittle.
What is it?
Is listening to music while studying detrimental to your performance in studying?
I heard that music with vocals is detrimental and instrumental music actually enchances your performance. What do you know about this?
Music with vocals is distracting anon. You try to read a book while you've got someone singing a catchy tune in the background and you're gonna have a bad time. It's like trying to count something while you've got someone yelling out random numbers at you (or even worse, counting something else out loud).
I like to study in complete silence.
However, this is often hard to attain and so I find it helpful to listen to music since it removes any outside sources of noise. I found that the best kind is relaxing and repetitive piano music, such as Satie's Gymnopédies, since it's a nice but non-distracting background.
Songs, on the other hand, are way too distracting for me; at times I risk to start singing along instead of keep studying.
What does /sci/ think of chemical engineers?
Who /sliderule/ here?
I have two. The best of the two was from the early 1940s.
I took one to a computer science final exam once, but I had a calculator for backup. That was in 1998 or so.
The T.A. picked it up and played with it for a few minutes. I don't think he knew how to use it.
Should I go into Life Science (specifically gentech/biochem) if I want to research biological immortality and cell regeneration and maybe cure some diseases in my spare time?
Since Artificial Intelligence and robotics are growing rapidly I think it's time we advance biological intelligence, cell / organic regeneration techniques also to compete against the machines. Why should they have parts that are easily replaceable and we shouldn't ? My superb intelligence could help humanity in this aspect.
Or should I give up the flesh and go full computer/A.I/robotic...
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ITT: Cool shit that you wish somebody had shown you when you were a kid/undergraduate
Why are humans the ONLY race in real life capable of communicating in a semi-intelligent manner? Why didn't another species evolve to be just as smart/smarter than us?
How fucking cool would it be to NOT be the smartest race on the planet anymore?
I just feel like there's something missing in the world, honestly. Something we need.
Think of how cool it would be to understand another being by simply communicating with them.
Sure, people talk to their dogs, but that's nowhere near the level I'm talking about.
In the future when Indochinamen best race, only race, suggesting white elves, dwarves and negroes as anything but fantasy creatures or rare medical abnormalities will be laughable and will cost 500 model citizen points.
What have you done to make the world more beautiful /sci/?
Okay /sci/ does anyone have any experience with the application process to become an astronaut? Whether you completed training or just sent in a resume, I'm wondering if anyone here has taken any steps at all to go into space.
Right now I'm only a few semesters from finishing my Bachelor's an seriously considering applying to flight school with the US Air Force. I do have prior experience in the military, although in a different branch, so spending a few years in the USAF isn't something I'm worried about. I want to do flight school to get some...
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What science related toys do you have/recommend? Things like telescopes, lasers, microscopes etc
I personally own a telescope. I love it. It's a relaxing activity to do at the end of the day and gets the imagination going. It's also something that keeps the mind busy since skill is involved in finding whatever it is you want to look at.