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76 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:32 pm

OH HEY I'M ALL OVER THIS

Unicorns, pegasi, and earth ponies all have their own kind of magic. Unicorns have the most obvious kind, as they are able to shape theirs using their horns, kind of like how an artist would paint, craft, ect. his medium. Their cutie mark comes from the type of magic they specialize in, like an artist choosing to use only a specific medium. All unicorns can use all kinds of magic, but usually they are terrible outside of their specialty, aside from a few common to all. Again, compare to artists. Most would be terrible with spray paint, but most would be great with a pencil. The exemplary pony here would be Twilight.

Earth ponies. Their magic is still not really well defined, and more than a little vague. It manifests itself in intriguing ways, most notably in Pinkie. She teleports, predicts the future, breaks the laws of physics, and generally doesn't give a buck. I've got no idea.

Pegasi use their magic to fly. It's generated by the downward beat of their wings. Just look at their wingspan! I mean really, that surface area supporting the weight of a pony? Impossible! Magic is necessary to provide the lift to get them in the air. A sonic rainboom occurs when a pegasus goes faster than the magic she is producing. Dash produces a huge amount of magic, which is why the rainboom stretched for miles and miles, and also what caused the color of her mane. Pegasus magic is rainbow colored after all, as seen in their production of rainbows in the factory and Dash producing one.

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77 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:35 pm

Friendship IS Magic.

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78 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:02 pm

Sarcasmic wrote:OH HEY I'M ALL OVER THIS

Unicorns, pegasi, and earth ponies all have their own kind of magic. Unicorns have the most obvious kind, as they are able to shape theirs using their horns, kind of like how an artist would paint, craft, ect. his medium. Their cutie mark comes from the type of magic they specialize in, like an artist choosing to use only a specific medium. All unicorns can use all kinds of magic, but usually they are terrible outside of their specialty, aside from a few common to all. Again, compare to artists. Most would be terrible with spray paint, but most would be great with a pencil. The exemplary pony here would be Twilight.

Earth ponies. Their magic is still not really well defined, and more than a little vague. It manifests itself in intriguing ways, most notably in Pinkie. She teleports, predicts the future, breaks the laws of physics, and generally doesn't give a buck. I've got no idea.

Pegasi use their magic to fly. It's generated by the downward beat of their wings. Just look at their wingspan! I mean really, that surface area supporting the weight of a pony? Impossible! Magic is necessary to provide the lift to get them in the air. A sonic rainboom occurs when a pegasus goes faster than the magic she is producing. Dash produces a huge amount of magic, which is why the rainboom stretched for miles and miles, and also what caused the color of her mane. Pegasus magic is rainbow colored after all, as seen in their production of rainbows in the factory and Dash producing one.


Why is it that, had I thought about it, I would have come to these exact conclusions?

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79 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:24 pm

Top Hat Zebra wrote:
Sarcasmic wrote:OH HEY I'M ALL OVER THIS

Unicorns, pegasi, and earth ponies all have their own kind of magic. Unicorns have the most obvious kind, as they are able to shape theirs using their horns, kind of like how an artist would paint, craft, ect. his medium. Their cutie mark comes from the type of magic they specialize in, like an artist choosing to use only a specific medium. All unicorns can use all kinds of magic, but usually they are terrible outside of their specialty, aside from a few common to all. Again, compare to artists. Most would be terrible with spray paint, but most would be great with a pencil. The exemplary pony here would be Twilight.

Earth ponies. Their magic is still not really well defined, and more than a little vague. It manifests itself in intriguing ways, most notably in Pinkie. She teleports, predicts the future, breaks the laws of physics, and generally doesn't give a buck. I've got no idea.

Pegasi use their magic to fly. It's generated by the downward beat of their wings. Just look at their wingspan! I mean really, that surface area supporting the weight of a pony? Impossible! Magic is necessary to provide the lift to get them in the air. A sonic rainboom occurs when a pegasus goes faster than the magic she is producing. Dash produces a huge amount of magic, which is why the rainboom stretched for miles and miles, and also what caused the color of her mane. Pegasus magic is rainbow colored after all, as seen in their production of rainbows in the factory and Dash producing one.


Why is it that, had I thought about it, I would have come to these exact conclusions?

Ah, but you didn't!

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80 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Top Hat Zebra wrote:Have you ever seen a large bird hover before? No. Because it's impossible.


Especially for a pony.
the kestral can "hover" as long as a head wind blows over their wings. they can sit in one place as long as that wind is there, they have to do this in order to spot their prey.
there's also humming birds, but they are small and that works more like a helicopter.
barn owls fly very slowly due to their wings being very round. their feathers are adapted for silence because they have to hear their prey.
the albatross can fly very long distances across the ocean using thermals and small updrafts from the ocean, they barely ever flap their wings.
but essentially you're right because large birds cannot hover

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81 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:47 pm

Hovering is different from gliding.

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82 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:15 pm

that much is obvious enough.(for those who don't know) Hovering will require creating only lift and not thrust or drag.

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83 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:22 pm

It's a bit more difficult than that.


Hell, hovering is the hardest part of flying a helicopter, which is designed specifically to hover.


Birds are not designed to hover (With some exceptions) and pegasi are most CERTAINLY not designed to hover.

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84 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm

true, but I believe a helicopter was really meant to be flexible in the air in case of emergencies or little flight space

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85 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:12 pm

I meant, it was designed with the ability to hover. Sorry.

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86 Re: The Science Thread on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:03 am

I had my first self-made experiment, the first of many (most of them likely to end in disaster, like this one).
Ingredents:
Lime Juice (amount unmeasured due to lasp in getting a smaller measuring glass with smaller increments: <50 mL)
Baking Soda (Amount unknown; see above)
Measuring cup ([/max\minimum]8 oz\12 oz/250 mL\50 mL)
Microwave(unknown frequency)
Goal: Using the knowledge that lime juice is an acid and baking powder, I attempted to make a salt through the guaranteed neutralization reaction.
Process:
1. Added lime juice into glass
2. Carefully added small amounts of baking soda, waiting for reaction to stop before adding more
Observations: Frothed lightly. No color change. Meniscus rose slightly, signifying the adding of matter to the substance, and as such the volume.
3. After several addings of baking soda, measuring cup placed in microwave.
Notes: This was to attempt boiling the substance, in which the salts in the substance would be removed and retrieved.
Results: Substance exploded frothed over and boiling was stopped early.
Notes:... I was not expecting that. No more microwaving baking soda solutions.-Katls
Additonal actons:
After equipping self with plastic low-grade safety gloves, measuring cup removed from microwave.
Observations: Substance was no longer green, but took an appearance of the thin constituent of egg yoke in color with an unidentifed white powdery/grainy (unable to see clearly enough) substance at the bottom of the cup. Unknown if leftover baking powder or salt.
Substance is pored into sink.
Notes: I need to extablish lab rules, that was definitely NOT regulation, and I have no clue what this will do to the piping, nor do I know what it will do to anything other than glass, which it stained. Now I'm paranoid about possibly damaging something.

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87 Re: The Science Thread on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:59 am

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88 Re: The Science Thread on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:14 am

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I suggest you simply leave some of the mixture in a shallow saucer and put it in the sun (I did this with about 1/3 inch of the saltwater). The water will vaporise, the salt will not and it'll leave a residue on the bottom. Do this with a saturated water+table salt (NaCl) mixture and you'll get a layer of tiny salt crystals.
I'm not sure about what your experiment will turn up, as there's more in lime juice than just the citric acid and the salt content will be low.

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89 Re: The Science Thread on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:47 am

Not NaCl if particualr, I just know when you had a base and a acid of simlar consitraton/strenth you get water and a salt.

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90 Re: The Science Thread on Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:14 am

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I know, I just suggested it as an example, since that's what I used once.

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91 Re: The Science Thread on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:35 am

WARNING: can giva a perfectly awesome boner.

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92 Re: The Science Thread on Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:13 am





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93 Re: The Science Thread on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:29 pm

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94 Re: The Science Thread on Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:02 am

Fascinating.

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95 Re: The Science Thread on Thu May 09, 2013 3:11 am

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