posted on Aug 22, 2010, 09 pm

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psudonym, Aug 22, 2010, 09 pm

What exactly does the G in 3G stand for?

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rurui, Aug 22, 2010, 09 pm

... 3 gigabytes?

sydneylove, Aug 22, 2010, 10 pm

i forget why... something to do with pressure *3 derp~

horriblehappenings, Aug 23, 2010, 09 am

Hrmm... our planet, for example, doesn't collapse because for all the pressure we're putting on it, it's also putting pressure on us? Like it's pushing back with an equal amount of force or something?

something like that

My teacher was all: Planets are like chocolate chips suspended in pudding!

piebomb500, Aug 26, 2010, 01 am

Hi, I'm gonna bug the crap out of everyone eventually...

I don't know about the universe: That has yet be in (or out of) possible measurement, and its size is unkown. What I do know is that gravity is a force that everything with mass has. Therefore, due to size difference, Earth is pulled into a orbit by the Sun, but big enough to enforce gravity on us and the air aound us (good thing too, lest we fall off the earth forever). In comparsion though, the force of gravity is comparitively weak to that of an ionic bond (like in salt, or, the very structures of atoms themselves). For instance, you defy gravity by walking, jumping, and getting on a plane.

psudonym, Aug 26, 2010, 01 pm

Feel free to bug everyone as much as you want

Actually, I'm rather happy some folks have started answering these questions.

UpsideDown8, Sep 04, 2010, 05 pm

It's probably because God put a book on the leg to make sure it's even

eishiya, Sep 06, 2010, 10 am

The G in 3G stands for generation. 3rd generation cellular network.

Piebomb is right about gravity - gravity is a very weak force.

...okay last reply to an older comment, I promise ):

Guest, Sep 25, 2010, 03 pm


i love the aquarium :)

scibbirishm, Sep 27, 2010, 05 pm

that fish makes me smile so much.

Ankh, Oct 01, 2010, 02 pm


I think a G force is a measure of the relative pull of gravity. 3 G's would be three times the planet's normal gravity.

CactusJuicy, Oct 21, 2010, 07 am

Gravity is weaker between objects that are further away from each other and decreases with size.

kimdeal, Oct 31, 2010, 11 am

The universe doesnt collapse becuse there is another force that is countering the pull of gravity, pushing everything away from a common origin. Its one of the lines of evidence behind the big bang.
I'm pretty sure this force is currently unknown (though im not sure), all we know is that you have to add it so all our equations and maths works. Since obviously the universe hasnt collapse. . . .right?

Nobody in particular (Guest), Mar 26, 2011, 03 pm

post for old comic

Dark energy is fueling the expansion of the universe. otherwise it may have slowed down to start collapsing a while ago.

Totema (Guest), Apr 13, 2011, 01 am

Because gravity is the weakest of the four fundamental forces. Electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force are much, much stronger and keep everything in place how it is!

Unclever title, Aug 21, 2012, 07 am

Dark Energy.

And think the G stands for "generation." As in the 3rd Generation of Mobile Telecommunications Technology but that's hella long so we just say 3G.

MauveCloud (Guest), Jun 12, 2014, 04 pm

According to the "Big Crunch" scenario, eventually it will collapse the universe.

youngsparky (Guest), Nov 27, 2014, 10 am

When the Big Bang happened, there were five elements. One of which was dark matter, you could call it the "cement" for the "house" that is the universe. However if there is a lack of dark matter in the universe at any moment the Big Crunch will happen, in which the universe will collapse in on itself. Don't be afraid of the dark.

Seratina, Nov 10, 2017, 04 am

The complicated science involved

This is a simple question with a complicated answer, as far as I researched it the scientific consensus is, the higgs boson - gravitational field interaction didn't produce large enough waves in the infancy of the birth of the universe to cause a catastrophic collapse. In layman's terms it means that we got lucky.

Snoots (Guest), Jul 01, 2019, 06 pm

And this is why I always, always question scientists. Sometimes they're right, sometimes not. It is humorous to read some of these comments from 2010 talking about the Big Bang and the Big Crunch, when it has been (relatively) recently discovered that not only is the universe expanding... it's accelerating. Guess what: no "Big Crunch". Oops! All those science folks having once again to re-think what they were absolutely sure they knew. Have they not yet learned that surprise! is a universal constant?

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