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Old 08-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #12256
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I'd think the answer is 'no.'
Sound and light are energy rather than matter.


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Old 08-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #12257
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I'd think the answer is 'no.'
Sound and light are energy rather than matter.


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But energy and matter are interchangeable according to Einstein's e=mc2. Then again, on the one hand I'm not so sure there is such a thing as matter if we're using the term to describe something that is composed of solid particles. Everything we think of as solid seems to be opposed of various fields interacting with each other to produce the appearance of something solid. And on the other hand, does not light have a dual nature, in that viewed one way it appears to be composed of particles and viewed another way it appears to be composed of waves?

Quantum physics makes my head hurt.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:19 AM   #12258
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Quantum physics makes my head hurt.
Quantum physics... the dreams stuff are made of.


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Old 08-24-2013, 09:30 AM   #12259
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Does it make a difference?
It does to sound waves.

Light can obviously be transferred, as it's made of (rather weird) particles, but no weirder than electrons or even buckyballs (C-60).

Sounds waves are pressure changes. Changes in pressure are caused by back-and-forth movement of molecules of air. If the transporter was only one way, the sounds would be weirdly distorted on the other side.
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #12260
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I'm going to withdrawal the question. Further research shows that physicist don't agree on the answer. There evidently is some differences on the validity of E=mc^2 concerning the composition of sound and light.

Here's another question:

You are lost in the desert. You are out of water. You can see a spring on the horizon. You run over and touch the cool water. Your mom has told you never to drink water straight out of the ground. All you have is two clean plastic cups, and no way to make a fire to sterilize the water. How do you drink the water?
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #12261
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Through a process of evaporation, and collecting the water as it condenses?
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #12262
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^As above. Put water I one cup and place the other cup over top. As it heats up and evaporates you can drink the condensation on the top glass.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #12263
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Through a process of evaporation, and collecting the water as it condenses?
Excellent. That's it.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:18 PM   #12264
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^As above. Put water I one cup and place the other cup over top. As it heats up and evaporates you can drink the condensation on the top glass.
That's how you do it.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:25 AM   #12265
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I thought it was a while since I had seen a quiz. How about it, orlok or HIMS?
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #12266
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Here is one.
Who introduced skiing to the Swiss?
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:40 AM   #12267
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Clearly it's going to be someone unexpected - a Scotsman?
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Clearly it's going to be someone unexpected - a Scotsman?
It should be an interesting answer considering this forum and its intent.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:23 AM   #12269
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Roald Amundsen?

Or Nansen?

[or are these TOO obvious?]

Should we look toward Italy?
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