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Time dilation and communication in Avatar

At the beginning of Avatar, Jake says he has been in suspended animation for 6 years. Because of this time delay, how can efficient planning take place? To put this in perspective: We have the idea ...
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Fringe: Why wasn't the truck that hit Captain Windmark teleported with him?

In the last episode of Fringe, when Captain Windmark tried to grab the boy (the anomaly XB-6783), Peter Bishop also tried to grab Captain Windmark. When the second Peter Bishop touched Captain ...
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How do people not crash into each other when using popular Floo network destinations?

In "CoS", Weasleys and Harry travel to Diagon Alley via Floo network. Given the fact that a bunch of wizards are likely to want to visit Diagon Alley at the same time (say, when school supply lists ...
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Why was a regular train used to transport students to Hogwarts?

To get to Hogwarts, the students had to: Travel many hours by regular (seemingly non-magical, and fairly slow) train Then get into magical conveyances in Hogsmeade. The latter makes sense - you ...