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MindSpark'12 TorQuest! Mains

  1. 1. TorQuest! 2012The Science & Technology Quiz Proudly sponsored by: TorQuest - Mind Spark 2012
  2. 2. 1 Imagine a single proton being blown up to thesize of the universe. The unit of length we arelooking for then would be the size of a human.This is the smallest length possible in theuniverse—one hundred trillion times smallerthan a proton. It is important in the theory ofeverything, in string theory and in the Big Bangtheory. What name is given to this length with a size of1.6 x 10^-35 m? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  6. 6. 2 Actor X came up with the idea for a simplewordplay site where people could respond to a dailywordplay topic in an attempt to "one-up" each otherin the cleverness of their response. However, as heknew nothing about the web, the codes or design,he turned to his first cousin for help. Hence, the sitecalled oneupme.com was designed, built and is runentirely by his first cousin, who worked as SocialDesign Strategist at Y and hence, the userbase ofthis website is built solely off Y. X also shares another special connection with Ysfounder. Identify X and Y. Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  9. 9. X: Jesse Eisenberg Y: Facebook Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  10. 10. 3 An X is a diagrammatic means ofrepresenting sets and their relationships, areclosely related to Y. X contains only the actually possible zones in agiven context. Y for n component sets must contain all 2nhypothetically possible zones that correspond tosome combination of inclusion or exclusion ineach of the component sets. X & Y please. NO PART POINTS Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  14. 14. 4 What one word connects?• A single animal organism with genetically distinct cells from two different zygotes• A virus containing genetic material from other organisms• A wildly unrealistic idea or hope or a completely impractical plan Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  18. 18. 5Dr James Fletcher, _________ administrator & deputy administrator, Dr George Low, had the following exchange:Fletcher: “I’m simply not comfortable with those letters, something is missing.”Low: ―Well, yes, the cross stroke is gone from the letter A.‖Fletcher: “Yes, and that bothers me.”Low: ―Why?‖Fletcher: (long pause) “I just don’t feel we are getting our money’s worth!” What is being discussed above? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  22. 22. 6 Hindustan Latex Ltd. (HLL) is targeting the newcondom range at prostitutes, who are among the mostvulnerable to STDs such as AIDS. The company ran taste tests with sex workers,including prototypes with chocolate, banana andstrawberry flavors, but the paan flavor came out tops. Family Health International in collaboration with HLLlaunched this ‗product‘, Aastha for use among the sexworkers in Mumbai in 2007. FHI is implementing theAastha project as a part of the _________ India AIDSinitiative of _____________________ Gimme both blanks! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  25. 25. Avahan and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  26. 26. 7 Vision:• To be a world class educational and research institution contributing significantly to the Space Endeavours. Mission:• Create a unique learning environment enriched by the challenges of the Space Programme.• Nurture the spirit of innovation and creativity.• Establish Centres of Excellence in niche areas.• Provide ethical and value based education.• Promote activities to address societal needs.• Network with national and international institutions of repute. Whose vision & mission ? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  29. 29. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  30. 30. 8 The branding of ________ was created byTimothy Hanley to distinguish items thatintegrate consumer audio and video withconventional computing products. The _______logo also represents theintegration of analog and digital technology withthe the first half representing an analog waveand the the other half representing adigital binary code. Which brand/logo? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  34. 34. 9The guy to the left, when asked where he got the t-shirtstated, "a friend of mine shared it with me." Who? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  37. 37. Shawn Fanning (of Napster) Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  38. 38. 10 In an incandescent lamp, an electric currentflows through a thin tungsten wire called afilament. The current heats the filament to about3000°C, which causes it to emit both heat andlight. The bulb must be filled with an inert gas toprevent the filament from burning out. For many years incandescent lamps were filledwith a mixture of nitrogen and argon. Recently which gas is used as it allows thefilament to operate at a higher temperature,which produces a brighter light? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  42. 42. Audience Q!Identify the Indian nuclear experimental physicist andeducationist. Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  43. 43. H C Verma Sir  Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  44. 44. 11 His cutting edge technology during WWII was critical inkeeping the country from falling under Hitlers assault bydecoding hundreds of thousands of secret Germandocuments and messages but was prosecuted under thecountrys draconian gross indecency laws. He was sentenced then he got fed up & committedsuicide by ingesting a cyanide-laced apple. There have been many calls for the British governmentto exonerate him and, in 2009, former Prime MinisterGordon Brown did issue an apology but his advocateshave pressured for more. What is the consequence of this pressure? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  47. 47. Alan Turing (Centenary) Year, 2012 Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  48. 48. 12 Connect & put funda:• President Ronald Reagan• William P. Rogers, Chairman• Richard Feynman, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics• Former astronaut Neil Armstrong• Test pilot Chuck Yeager. Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  51. 51. A special commission appointed by United StatesPresident Ronald Reagan consisted of the men stated , toinvestigate the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  52. 52. 13 What binds:• Shantanu Chowdhury of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology• Suman Kumar Dhar of the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine at the Jawaharlal Nehru University• Gangadhar J Sanjayan of the CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune• Govindsamy Mugesh of the IISc• Ravishankar Narayanan of the IISc• Y Shanthi Pavan of IIT-Madras• Siva Ramachandran Athreya of the Indian Statistical Institute and Debashish Goswami of the Indian• Statistical Institute• Sandip Basu of the Radiation Medicine Centre at BARC• Arindam Ghosh of the IISc and Krishnendu Sengupta of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  55. 55. Scientists honoured With Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2012 Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  56. 56. 14 This was the first___________________ by themodern definition, appeared in1968 and was the beginning ofcompany‘s history of usingentry on their __ __ __ __ __ . The engineer and the co-founder of this company said,"If we had called it a computer,it would have been rejected byour customers computer gurusbecause it didnt look like anIBM. We therefore decided tocall it a __ __ __ __ __ , and allsuch nonsense disappeared." FITBs! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  59. 59. Scientific calculator; Calculator Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  60. 60. 15 X was a German manufacturer of optical instrumentswho studied medicine. In 1846, he opened a shop inwhich he produced and repaired optical equipment forthe University of Jena. Initially he specialized in the manufacture ofmicroscopes. In 1866 he invited Ernst Karl Abbe, aGerman mathematician and physicist, to be his directorof research; Abbe, who made outstanding contributionsto the design of optical instruments, became Xs partnerin 1875. The X‘s workshop soon acquired a worldwidereputation for the manufacture of high-quality opticalequipment, particularly cameras and microscopes. Which company? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  64. 64. 16 XY is technology for manufacturing metallicarticles from suitable X. Xs are squeezed together underhigh pressure and then heated to temperatures belowtheir melting points. The result is a solid article. Commercial products of XY include parts ofautomobiles, household appliances, power tools, andother machines, carbide and carbide-faced tools anddies & a variety of other products, such as jet-engineturbine components, filters, coins, and tungsten wire. XY is preferable to other methods of manufacturesuch as casting or machining when it is more economicalor when a product with the desired qualities can bemade only from Xs. XY? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  68. 68. 17 The Modulor is ananthropometric scale ofproportions devised by theSwiss-born French architect X. It was developed as a visualbridge between twoincompatible scales, the Imperialsystem and the Metric system. What is blanked out? Blank = X Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  72. 72. 18 Global site of _____________ has the tagline,‗The Science Of Looking Awesome!‘ _____________ was invented in the United Statesin 1950 by Ivan Combe with the help of chemistKedzie Teller. _____________ is the top-selling brand of skin care and acne medication, whose products containchiefly benzoyl peroxide, sulfur & resorcinol,triclosan, or salicylic acid as active ingredients. FITB! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  76. 76. Audience Q!What is ‘unofficially’ celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m.? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  78. 78. Scores!Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  79. 79. Special Round: XKCDTHINK SIMPLE… Remember this is a Sci-Tech Quiz  10 points for correct answer -5 points for wrong attempt. Only exact keyword is acceptable. NOTHING ELSE!
  80. 80. Special Round: XKCD (Answers)Please inter-change sheets!
  81. 81. Special Round: XKCDSection scores & total score!
  82. 82. 19What? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  85. 85. Fisher Space Pen Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  86. 86. 20 X is an Internet slang term used to describe anyInternet user behavior that is meant to intentionally anger orfrustrate someone else. It is often associated with onlinediscussions where users are subjected to offensive orsuperfluous posts and messages in order to provoke aresponse. Early incidents of X were considered to be the same asflaming, but this has changed with modern usage by the newsmedia to refer to the creation of any content that targetsanother person. The Internet dictionary NetLingo suggests there are fourgrades of X: playtime X, tactical X, strategic X, anddomination X. What is X? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  90. 90. 21 This branch of Mathematics originated in theefforts of military planners during World War II. In the decades after the war, the techniquesbegan to be applied more widely to problems inindustries, finance, logistics, and government,moving to a focus on the development ofmathematical models that can be used toanalyze and optimize complex systems, and hasbecome an area of active academic andindustrial research. Which branch? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  93. 93. Operations Research Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  94. 94. 22 A world renowned company first startedas an electrical repair shop for a copper miningcompany. Then it was established in its presentshape in 1910 and the first products wereelectric motors. The word meaning of its name isSunrise. Now, this company is a leading brand inconsumer electronics. Identify the company? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  98. 98. 23John F KennedyJohn C StennisJoseph Sweetman AmesGeorge C. MarshallLyndon B. JohnsonRobert H. Goddard Connect! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  101. 101. NASA Space Centers named after these people Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  102. 102. 24 In early march 2010, the mayor of X, Kansas stunnedthe world by announcing that his city was changing itsname to Y. For 150 years, its fortuitous location at the confluenceof the Kansas River and the Oregon Trail has made thecity formerly known as X, a key jumping-off point to thenew world of the West, just as for 150 months thecompany formerly known as Y has been a key jumping-offpoint to the new world of the web. The word ―X‖ itself derives from a term used by theKansa and Ioway tribes to refer to ―a good place to dig forpotatoes,‖ we‘d like to think that our website,Y is one ofthe webs top places to dig for information. Identify X & Y! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  105. 105. X: Topeka; Y: Google Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  106. 106. 25 This pioneering work in the field ofthermodynamics was unnoticed until 1834 whenFrench mining engineer Emile Clapeyron put it on agraphical footing in his Memoir on the Motive Powerof Heat. Through Clapeyrons paper, Germanphysicist Rudolf Clausius learned of the authorstheory of heat and through some modification,Clausius put the second law in mathematical formwith his introduction of the concept of entropy. What founding work in thermodynamics? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  109. 109. Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire by Sadi Carnot Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  110. 110. 26Unexpected changes in the orbit of Uranus led Alexis Bouvard to deduce that its orbit was subject to gravitational perturbation by an unknown force. This led to a discovery, which was first of its kind. What? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  113. 113. Neptune, the first planet to be discovered bymathematical predictions rather than by empirical observations. Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  114. 114. 27 Where would you possibly find this?“Lies, damned lies, and Wikipedia articles.”~ Benjamin Disraeli on Wikipedia“Isnt it annoying how Wikipedia always copies your homework”~ A School kid on Wikipedia“Wikipedia isnt a good source. Didnt you know it was a fuckin parody?”~ A Teacher on Wikipedia Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  118. 118. 28According to the first programmer the X Star Thinker in the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity can calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle throughout a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard. -- HGTTG X is also the name of an internet giants headquarter. What is X? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  122. 122. 29Apple, HP, Huawei, LG, ZTE, HTC, RIM and Samsung were involved in a law suit over a patent dispute. The infringement was of a caller id patent - The device displays the caller’s name/number, but as the name implies, will announce it as well so you will know who’s calling before you even answer the phone. Which company owned the patent described above and was involved in the law suit. Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  126. 126. 30 The credit of flying first airplane goes to WrightBrothers. But, there was a Indian named X, who flew aplane 8 years before Wright Brothers. According to aviation historians , X used hisknowledge of the Rig Vedas to build a plane. He usedthe principle of solar energy combined with mercury todesign his plane. X‘s plane has not found a place in the aviationmuseum at Nehru Centre, nor is there a memorial to hisfeat at Chowpatty. However there are some documentsrelating to his experiment have been preserved at theHAL, Bangalore. Who? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  129. 129. Shivkar Bapuji Talpade Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  130. 130. Scores!Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  131. 131. 31 Connect:1667 Galileo1675 Ole Roemer1728 James Bradley1849 Hippolyte Louis Fizeau1862 Leon Foucault Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  134. 134. several attempts were made to measure the speed of light Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  135. 135. 32A New York Times headline from November 10, 1919 headline was seen due to efforts of X & hence Y’s theory triumphs. Gimme X & Y both! (Part points for each element asked) Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  139. 139. X: Arthur Eddington;Y: Einsteins Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  140. 140. 33 Certain research results indicate that listeningto this kind of music may induce a short-termimprovement on the performance of certainkinds of mental tasks. This is called X effect. A research was conducted with reasoningtests before and after listening to the music. Itwas found that, effectively, IQ scores were 8 to 9points higher after the participants had listenedto the music than before. X? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  143. 143. Mozart Effect,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amadeus – lover of God Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  144. 144. 34 __________ was created in 2003 at a companyfounded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis.Originally it was called a little different, but latershortened to __________ when it was discovered thatoriginal name wasn‘t available with all Internet domains. It is less known is that these two guys also co-founded KaZaA, the first music sharing site – and muchof the __________ code was based on this. In 2005, the world was shocked when Internetbehemoth eBay bought __________ outright forapproximately $2.6 billion. FITB! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  151. 151. The Roads of CERN.All roads are named after famous scientists from member countries Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  152. 152. 36 In the early industrial age, buildings began to springup all over the east coast. Many of these newbuildings were taller than anything ever built beforeand most had elevators. As buildings got taller andtaller, more people began to use elevators.Elevators in those days were pretty darn slow.People were constantly complaining about how slowthe elevators were. So they went off to re-design theelevators. What was the idea they came up with to tackle this problem? Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
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  155. 155. Mirrors in elevators. Keep people entertained whilethey are in the elevator so that they don’t care about the time Torquest - Mind Spark 2012
  156. 156. Special thanks (again!) to EATON for sponsoring the event  So Long (?) , And Thanks for ALL the fish ! Torquest - Mind Spark 2012

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