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  • 1. IET PresentsTECHXTREME ‘09
  • 2. Rules• The quiz will consist of two parts- an elimination round and a final round to which 6 teams will qualify.• The elims will consist of 15 questions out of which few will be starred (*). The teams answering these questions correctly will be given higher priority in case of a tie.• There is no negative marking and answers are expected to be precise.• The questions will be displayed again after we run through all the questions.• In any case of discrepancy the decision of Team IET will be final.
  • 3. ALL THE BEST !!
  • 4. Question 1I am a professional organization working for science , engineering and technology.I ‘m based in UK and am the 2nd largest engineering institution in the world.With over 153,000 members world wide, I make a perfect representation of engineering profession in public concern and assist governments to make public aware of technological issues.NAME ME???
  • 5. Question 2(*)What is the device that allows a cars drivingwheels to turn at different speeds whencornering?
  • 6. Question 3What can be Truck mounted, sidelift, rail-roador bulk handling?
  • 7. Question 4(*) Sometime in late 1971, a computer engineernamed Ray Tomlinson sent the first e-mailmessage. "I sent a number of test messages tomyself from one machine to the other," herecalls now. "The test messages were entirelyforgettable... Most likely the first message was___________ or something similar.“Fill the blank space.
  • 8. Question 5_________ was developed at Stanford Universityby Larry Page and later Sergey Brin as part of aresearch project about a new kind of searchengine. The project started in 1995 and led to afunctional prototype, named Google, in 1998.Shortly after, Page and Brin founded GoogleInc., the company behind the Google searchengine. While just one of many factors whichdetermine the ranking of Google searchresults, _________ continues to provide the basisfor all of Googles web search tools
  • 9. Question 6 (*)TOPIO the bipedal humanoid robot is designedto play which sport ?(HINT- He can give the Chinese a run for theirmoney in this sport )
  • 10. Question 7Relate the three pictures
  • 11. Question 8(*)• _________is the nickname for the RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (codenamed "Ivan” by its developers)—the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb was originally designed to have a yield of about 100 megatons. However, the bomb yield was reduced by half in order to limit the amount of nuclear fallout that would result.
  • 12. Question 9In 1993, Dr Karlheinz Brandenburg, incollaboration with scientists at the FraunhoferSociety in Germany , used Suzanne Vega’s songTom’s Diner to assess and refine an algorithmwhich would go on to become a revolutionaryaudio encoding format. What nickname did thisearn Suzanne Vega?
  • 13. Question 10• Name the first genetically modified organism to be sold .(shown in the pic)
  • 14. Question 11Douglas Engelbart had invented a number ofinteractive, user-friendly information accesssystems that we take for granted today. Engelbarthas earned nearly two dozen patents, the mostmemorable being perhaps for his "X-Y PositionIndicator for a Display System“.How do we know it now?
  • 15. Question 12“I used to measure the Heavens, now I measurethe shadows of Earth. The mind belonged toHeaven, the bodys shadow lies here.”This is the epitaph on the grave of whichfamous astronomer?
  • 16. Question 13What is used to indicate that the exchange isworking, has recognized an off-hook, and isready to accept a call?
  • 17. Question 14One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. X is penned up ina steel chamber, along with the following device (which mustbe secured against direct interference by X): in a Geigercounter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so smallthat perhaps in the course of the hour, one of the atomsdecays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if ithappens, the counter tube discharges, and through a relayreleases a hammer that shatters a small flask of hydrocyanicacid. If one has left this entire system to itself for anhour, one would say that X still lives if meanwhile no atomhas decayed. The psi-function of the entire system wouldexpress this by having in it the living and dead X (pardon theexpression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts.
  • 18. Question 15RISAT is a series of Indian reconnaissance satellites builtby ISRO. They provide all-weather surveillance usingSynthetic Aperture Radars (SAR).The RISAT series are the first all-weather earthobservation satellites from ISRO. Previous Indianobservation satellites relied primarily on optical andspectral sensors which were hampered by cloud cover.After the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks, thelaunch plan was modified to launch RISAT-2 beforeRISAT-1, since the indigenous SAR to be used for RISAT-1was not ready.What does the acronym RISAT stand for?
  • 19. Question 16(*)What is this?
  • 20. Question 17What was the patent-ship war between theCouncil of Scientific and Industrialresearch(CSIR) and the US over medicinal andhealing uses of turmeric called ?
  • 21. Question 18 The BAE Systems Land and Armaments XM1203 ________ is a 155 mm cannon intended to provide improved responsiveness and lethality to the "Unit of Action" (UA) commander as part of the US Armys Future Combat Systems project. This mobile armored artillery piece provides networked, extended-range targeting, and precision attack of point and area targets in support of other combat units with a suite of munitions that include special purpose capabilities. The _ provides sustained fire for close support and destructive fire for tactical standoff engagement. The __ uses technology from the canceled XM2001 Crusader.Give the name of the latest technology cannon.
  • 22. Question 19Chemical refrigeration in its earliest stagesconsisted of adding two salts in water, whichcooled the water and created a refrigerationbath for cooling.What are the two salts?
  • 23. Question 20(*)This photograph confirmed Einstein’s theory ofbending of light. Who was the scientist behindthis photo?

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