Tech Quiz Nov 19,2013


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Tech Quiz Nov 19,2013

  1. 1. Tech Quiz Rules: There is no negative marking. Each question carries 1 mark. Time provided is 25 min. Team Details: NameYearContact- 1. What is "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web“now famously known as? 2.What term was coined by John McCarthy who defined it as the “science and engineering” of making intelligent machines? 3. Andy Rubin and Rich Miner deviced this software as early as 2003 before they sold it to the company which owns it today for $50 million.Rubin and Miner now hold high posts in this company.Id the software. 4. What technology by Apple intelligently switches over between SSDs and HDDs? 5. Expand VLC. 6. Project 'Boot to Gecko' is awesome. What am i talking about? 7. Change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules. This phenomenon is known as? 8. When I made ARPANET the topic of my doctoral dissertation at Harvard, I got a failing grade. I was mad but I didn't let it get me down. Instead, I went on to invent Ethernet and found a company named 3Com. Who am I? 9. A person X, rushed into the Eagle Pub on an uneventful day in February 1953 and remarked, “We have discovered the secret of life”. What was X referring to and identify him. 10. Expand IEEE. 11. India we use this word without the prefix motor. In other countries it is also known as a child's toy or a flat-bottomed sail boat. Which word? 12. ‘Make.Believe’ is the tagline of which international company? 13. PSLV is an expendable launch system developed and operated by the ISRO. It was developed to allow India to launch its satellites. Expand PSLV. 14. X is a theoretical mode of high-speed transportation sketched out by a famous entrepreneur . He envisions the system as a 'fifth mode' of transportation: an alternative to boats, aircraft, automobiles, and trains. Id X. 15. Connect: a fruit, a rabbit in the Richard Adams novel Watership Down, and a yuppie gadget? 16. The SIG (special interests group) oversees the development of which standards and trademark?
  2. 2. 17. Which famous utility was started by Drew Houston, the idea for which he conceived while at MIT? 18. Which company was founded by John Bullough Lansing in 1946? 19. What is the fullform of 'AMOLED'? 20. What is the term used to refer to one billon gigabytes? 21. Which is the fastest computer in the world at present? 22. The term GUI stands for ‘Graphical Ultimate Interface’. True or False? 23. Who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 2013? 24. Zarya, Unity, Zvezda, Destiny, Quest, Pirs, Harmony, Columbus, Kibō, Poisk, Tranquility, Cupola and Rassvet are the different components/modules of what? 25. This phenomenon is named after the Austrian physicist , who proposed it in 1842 that it is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source. It is commonly heard when a vehicle sounding a siren or horn approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer. The received frequency is higher during the approach, it is identical at the instant of passing by, and it is lower during the recession. Which effect? 26. ______________ is celebrated on October 23rd. It officially starts at 6:02 A.M. and ends at 6:02 P.M on that day. 27. What was invented by Peter Kramer & Lou Ottens at Philips? 28. What is the smallest unit of picture that can be represented or controlled and has its own address? 29. What term is used to describe a program that appears to perform a harmless action but actually performs another act such as transmitting a virus? 30. The customary unit for nuclear cross sections is the barn. How much is 1 barn?? 31. This class of particle derives its name from the Greek word for intermediate, because its predicted mass wasbetween that of the electron and that of the proton, which has about 1,836 times the mass of the electron.What are we talking about? 32. ‘justarather very intelligent system ‘. Which piece of tech is being talked about? 33. This effect explains commonly observed deviations from the typical trajectories or paths of spinning balls in sport, notably soccer, table tennis, tennis,volleyball, golf, baseball, cricket and in paintball marker balls. Which effect? 34. The first search engine was called X, and was created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. But, for whatever reason, it only lets you search worldwide anonymous FTPs or Polish websites. Id X. 35. Which day is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman on 28 February 1928?
  3. 3. Answers 1. Yahoo 2. Artificial intelligence 3. Android 4. Fusion drive 5. Video lan client 6. Firefox 7. Raman effect 8. Robert Metcalfe 9. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 10. Francis Crick and he was referring to the discovery of the structure of DNA. 11. Scooter 12. Sony 13. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle 14. Hyperloop 15. Blackberry 16. Bluetooth 17. Dropbox 18. JBL 19. active-matrix organic light-emitting diode 20. exabyte 21. China's Tianhe-2 22. False 23. Peter Higgs and François Englert 24. International space station 25. Doppler effect 26. Mole day 27. Cd 28. Pixel 29. Trojan 30. 100 fm^2 31. Meson 32. Jarvis 33. Magnus effect 34. Archie 35. National Science Day