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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-11 07:50pm

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How about a form of teeth correction more advanced than braces?
Yeah that’s not bad but how would that be accomplished?

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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Esquire » 2019-02-11 08:13pm

Tiny constantly-adjusted forcefield projectors. Multispecies genetic editing for straight teeth from conception. Nanite swarms which disassemble teeth and put them back together in a better order. Social engineering to convince everyone (or just you) that your teeth are in fact perfect.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-11 08:16pm

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Tiny constantly-adjusted forcefield projectors. Multispecies genetic editing for straight teeth from conception. Nanite swarms which disassemble teeth and put them back together in a better order. Social engineering to convince everyone (or just you) that your teeth are in fact perfect.
First one seems unnecessary. Second one renders it a moot point and the third one sounds extremely painful. Maybe a GFFA should just stick with braces. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Esquire » 2019-02-11 08:20pm

Yes, which is why somebody might be working on them. Tell us something about this character, maybe you'll get more useful suggestions.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-11 09:27pm

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Yes, which is why somebody might be working on them. Tell us something about this character, maybe you'll get more useful suggestions.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by FaxModem1 » 2019-02-11 09:36pm

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Yes, which is why somebody might be working on them. Tell us something about this character, maybe you'll get more useful suggestions.
He’s brilliant and a good guy. He’s moderately crazy.
Teeth straightening via turbolasers it is then.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Batman » 2019-02-11 09:37pm

That's about as useful as telling us his hair colour (presuming he has any). What are his interests? What's his background? A marine biologist is highly unlikely to start dabbling in hypermatter physics. What would he be likely to look into?
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Esquire » 2019-02-11 10:38pm

Describe the man's office in some detail, that might help crystallize things. What are his knicknacks? What's his Space Bookshelf look like?
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Rhadamantus » 2019-02-11 11:31pm

Maximum7 wrote:
2019-02-11 07:50pm
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2019-02-11 07:13pm
How about a form of teeth correction more advanced than braces?
Yeah that’s not bad but how would that be accomplished?
To be fair, a slave child on a dirt poor backwater world probably isn't profiting from galactic civilization.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-11 11:31pm

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That's about as useful as telling us his hair colour (presuming he has any). What are his interests? What's his background? A marine biologist is highly unlikely to start dabbling in hypermatter physics. What would he be likely to look into?
Definitely leaning towards hyperphysics, theoretical physics etc.

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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Esquire » 2019-02-12 12:39am

How about a tachyonic manifold theorem which could improve the underlying mathematical foundation for hyperspace travel?

Or a new statistical risk model for predicting interaction effects from energetic starship interpolation with varying-strength mass shadows in hyperspace?

Or an attempt at integrating existing gravitic theory with state-of-the-art anti-retroviral therapies in order to reduce negative drug effects and increase effectiveness by guiding individual metabolite particles to target receptors?

None of these make any real sense, but I think they're at least fanfic-level plausible.

A word of caution: convincing cutting-edge science is very, very hard to write. If it's not plot-critical, consider doing either something non-novel, or else something different entirely.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-12 03:01pm

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How about a tachyonic manifold theorem which could improve the underlying mathematical foundation for hyperspace travel?

Or a new statistical risk model for predicting interaction effects from energetic starship interpolation with varying-strength mass shadows in hyperspace?

Or an attempt at integrating existing gravitic theory with state-of-the-art anti-retroviral therapies in order to reduce negative drug effects and increase effectiveness by guiding individual metabolite particles to target receptors?

None of these make any real sense, but I think they're at least fanfic-level plausible.

A word of caution: convincing cutting-edge science is very, very hard to write. If it's not plot-critical, consider doing either something non-novel, or else something different entirely.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Esquire » 2019-02-12 04:19pm

I mean, if you want to write about groundbreaking hyperspace theory or the insane bureaucratic nightmare that is the University of Coruscant's research oversight board or whatever, by all means do; I'd love to read either story and I'm happy to be a sounding board. But if you just want to show that the guy is smart, there are more efficient ways.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2019-02-12 04:22pm

If he isn't the main character, or a viewpoint character, I would suggest just picking a field and leaving the details vague, and if anyone asks in-universe have him say the details are classified/highly technical and not explain further.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Lonestar » 2019-02-12 04:55pm

Synthetic Hyperfuel

Bacta replacement

Some strange, large ring made of a quartzite material with strange glyphs on it
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-12 05:03pm

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Synthetic Hyperfuel

Bacta replacement

Some strange, large ring made of a quartzite material with strange glyphs on it

Yeah I toyed with synthetic coaxium but ultimately decided that it’s rarity made it unique. Bacta seems to be the best way to go but I am intrigued by this ring. Can you say more about it?

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Post by Lonestar » 2019-02-12 05:07pm

intial tests reveal that the material is a previously unknown superconductor of incredible quality. The Ring itself is approximately 7 ft in diameter, at there appears to be some sort of data jack at what could be called "the base", if it were stood up.
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Post by FaxModem1 » 2019-02-12 05:16pm

Lonestar wrote:
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intial tests reveal that the material is a previously unknown superconductor of incredible quality. The Ring itself is approximately 7 ft in diameter, at there appears to be some sort of data jack at what could be called "the base", if it were stood up.
For scale, here's a man standing next to it: Image of device.
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FaxModem1 wrote:
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Lonestar wrote:
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intial tests reveal that the material is a previously unknown superconductor of incredible quality. The Ring itself is approximately 7 ft in diameter, at there appears to be some sort of data jack at what could be called "the base", if it were stood up.
For scale, here's a man standing next to it: Image of device.
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Post by Lonestar » 2019-02-12 05:20pm

D'oh! Should be 7 meters not feet. Ah well.
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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-13 05:08pm

I switched gears.I’m trying to look for something that was never researched until the era of the New Republic like kyber crystals weren’t until the Empire used them for a superlaser and even then, they had been used in weapons formation in the past. I’m looking for something that presumably hasn’t been thought of in the 25,000 years of time where almost everything has already been done.

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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-20 08:20pm

It’s VERY hard to pick an idea.

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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by FaxModem1 » 2019-02-20 10:36pm

How about a faster form of hyperdrive that if implemented, will upset the balance of power?

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Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Post by Maximum7 » 2019-02-23 08:44pm

I was down to 3 ideas. A Guided recirprocating deflector shield from someone on abovetopsecret forums, Synthetic coaxium from FFG forums and The Dynamics of an Asteroid Field on Sjgames. I decided against the shield because it was too wordy and could be a game changer. The coaxium I felt ruined the rarity of hyperfuel and the asteroid belt analyzation was good but their are likely billions of asteroid fields in the galaxy. Who the hell cares about plotting one.

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Post by Batman » 2019-02-23 09:15pm

I have no fucking clue what the first one is but while asteroid fields are indeed a dime a dozen in Star Wars they also tend to be ridiculously dense AND in somebody's way so researching their dynamics seems like a worthwhile undertaking
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