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Debunking cold fusion claims

I wonder if debunking of these claims falls within the scope of the site: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/01/24/1550205/Italian-Scientists-Demonstrate-Cold-Fusion http://www.physorg.com/news/...
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Are questions related to science fiction acceptable?

I want to ask a question about a phenomenon from a science fiction movie I saw recently. I looked for existing questions related to science fiction and found a wide range of feedback. For example, ...
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Should we allow questions regarding a specific physics journal?

I was thinking of asking a question not directly related to physics, but to a physics journal. Do you guys think these kind of questions should be allowed? Examples: Is there a .tex template for ...
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Are “How to…” questions for demos and try-this-at-home experiments on topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why not “home-experiment” questions? A point brought to my mind by Evan's questions about shopping, is the place of demonstrations in our efforts here. Demos are effective ...
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Should we allow ill-founded sensational questions [as found in newspapers]?

This has to do with this question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/2079/is-superstring-theory-dead I raised my main concerns in the comments there. To summarize: the question as stated ...
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Does this question belong on this site?

The question Sonic boom equivalent for speed of light barrier seems to have provoked much debate in terms of whether this question is appropriate, in level and content, for this StackExchange site. ...
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Mathematical Physics: Does it Belong here?

Does mathematical physics questions belong here, or on math? Say, for example, I wish to ask about Penrose–Hawking singularity theorems-- basically they are just the theorems and the solutions of ...
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Structural Dynamics Numerical Method Question: Does it Belong here?

I just wonder whether numerical solution to structural dynamic question belongs here, or belongs to Math SE? An example of such a question would be: What is the stability of Newmark numerical method ...
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Level of questions: what do we do now ?

There has been a lot of discussions about the level of the questions and the quality of the questions. It seems to me that we have a core group of users, that are following Physics SE from a long ...
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Wikipedia like questions

My feeling is that we will have a lot of "Basic explanation of xxx [theory | principle | ..." questions. What is your opinion about that ? Mine is that we should not hesitate to point to wikipedia (...
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Specialized questions

Are specialized questions about some detail of a physics paper appropriate? (ie this)
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Are engineering questions OK?

What would be the real-world implications of the Kessler Syndrome? is essentially an engineering (applied physics) question. If we ignore the specifics of that question, should we accept applied ...
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Astronomy/Astrophyiscs related question here? [duplicate]

I'm doing Astronomy as a GCSE (at high/secondary school) and the teacher often goes above the course, and we (the students) often ask above what the course requires. But because its a GCSE there's a ...

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