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    • 1. QPC & Axis ‘10 Presents
      The Sci-Tech Quiz
    • 3. Rules & Regulations:
      • 25 Questions.
      • 4. 5 * Marked Questions.(5,10,15,20,25)
      • 5. No Negatives.
      • 6. In Case Of A Tie The * Marked Questions Will
      Count More.
    • 7. Q1.ID This Device
    • 8.
    • 9. Microsoft Surface
      Microsoft Surface (codename Milan) is a multi-touch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of gesture recognition. This could involve the motion of hands or physical objects.
      And The Answer Is…..
    • 10. The TATA ARIA was launched earlier this year at the AutoShow 2010.
      It provides features of :
      • Both MPV & SUV,
      • 11. 3D surround sound,
      • 12. GPS, climate and cruise control ,etc
      • 13. Latest safety systems.
      However, it is a make-over of a model earlier introduced at the Geneva Motor show, by changing a few cosmetics.
      What is the name of this original model?
      Q2. Make Over
    • 14.
    • 15. TATA X-Over.
      And The Answer is ….
    • 16. Q3.
      “BhutJolokia”, found in the north-eastern Indian states is termed as the hottest chilly in the world.Itmeasures up to 1 million units on the scale used to measure heat of a spice, named after its creator.
      What is the unit of this particular scale used?
    • 17.
    • 18. Scoville scale
      The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat of a chili pepper, due to its capsaicin content. Capsaicin is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin present.
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 19. C
      Q4. Connect !!!!!
    • 20.
    • 21. Calculus
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 22. Q5. **Name this Search Engine
      Stephen Wolfram, a British mathematician created what is known as an “answer engine” which uses sophisticated algorithms to understand users’ questions as input. It displays information using artificial intelligence and then offers relevant Information.
    • 23.
    • 24. Wolfram Alpha (styled Wolfram|Alpha)
      It is an answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine would
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 25. Q6.ID
      The image below is designed by YiyingLu. What is this image or where does it appear?
    • 26.
      When Twitter experiences an outage, users see the "fail whale" error message image created by YiyingLu, illustrating several red birds using a net to hoist a whale from the ocean captioned "Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again."
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 28. Q7.Google doodle to commemorate what??
    • 29.
    • 30. World ASCII Art Day.
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 31. Q8.FUNdae DAAL!!!
    • 32.
    • 33. And The Answer Is …
    • 34. Q9. This is a representation of which mechanical device ???
    • 35.
    • 36. Sterling Engine
      And The Answer Is …..
    • 37. X is transgenic specimen obtained by injecting a bacteria Bacillus thuringiensisinto the original species making it immune to a number of insects.
      X, however, has been proved to adversely affect the health of humans residing near the plantations causing allergies and abnormal cell growth. Recently, the Indian govt. postponed the release of X in the market for consumption
      Q10. **ID X
    • 38.
    • 39. Bt. Brinjal.
      And The Answer Is …..
    • 40. At a 1967 conference X was searching for something to call a phenomenon known as “gravitationally completely collapsed star”. As X later noted, “After you get around to saying that about 10 times, you look desperately for something better”. An unknown student at the conference shouted out the term Y and X used it often enough and made it stick.
      Identify X and Y.
    • 41.
    • 42. And The Answer Is …
      X = John Wheeler.
      Y = Black Hole
    • 43. Homo floriensis is a possible species of extinct human found on the island of Flores in Indonesia. The first set of remains to be found, LB1, has an estimated height of 1.06 m, and a brain volume of 23 cu in.
      What was the nickname given to Homo floriensis?
    • 44.
    • 45. Hobbit
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 46. Keratin reacts with henatonic acid, via a mechanism known as Michael addition to create a stain. How do we know this process better as?
      Q13. How do we know this process better as?
    • 47.
    • 48. Henna or Mehndi
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 49. Slow-motion _______
      Super-slow-motion _______
      Ultra-motion _______
      _____ microphone sound (at normal speed and slow motion)
      Approved ____-tracking technology
      _____ mat generated by the ____-tracking technology
      Hot Spot ________
      Q14. FundaeDaal !!!!
    • 50.
    • 51. Umpire Decision Review System
      Slow-motion replays
      Super-slow-motion replays
      Ultra-motion replays
      Stump microphone sound (at normal speed and slow motion)
      Approved ball-tracking technology
      Pitch mat generated by the ball-tracking technology
      Hot Spot footage
      And The Answer Is …
    • 52. Q15. **ID X
      October 1920 issue of Popular Science magazine, on X. Although considered impossible by scientists, X continues to capture the imagination of inventors. The device shown is a "mass leverage" device, supposedly creating a X, but there are a greater number of weights to our left, balancing the device.
    • 53.
    • 54. The Perpetual Machine.
      And The Answer Is …
    • 55. Q16. FundaeDaal
    • 56.
    • 57. V=I.R
      And The Answer Is …..
    • 58. The insect species Plecianeartica is a major nuisance for motorists on highways in Florida and other parts of the southern United States. The insect is attracted to highways by automobile exhaust and thus clouds windscreens or ends up clogging radiators. The common name for this species comes from the fact that it mates riotously even as it smacks into cars. What is this name?
      Q17. ID
    • 59.
    • 60. The Lovebug, Plecianearctica, is a member of the family of march flies. It is also known as the honeymoon fly, kissingbug or double-headedbug.
      And The Answer Is …
    • 61. Q18.
      The west coast of India was not in line of sight of the epicentre of the 2004 Sumatra earthquake. Yet waves of up to 1m struck parts of the west coast. What one word physical phenomena made this happen?
    • 62.
    • 63. Refraction.
      In air, difference in refractive index causes light to bend. In the oceans, the differences in depth of water plays the same part, with waves traveling much faster in deep ocean and slower in shallow water.
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 64.
      • Found in 1801 by Piazzi, this heavenly body was classified as the eight planet for almost half a century. It is named after the Roman Goddess of growing plants and harvest.
      • 65. Now, its is confirmed to be a dwarf planet and by far, the largest asteroid.
      • 66. It is mentioned in numerous fiction works, notably by Asimov, wherein he situates an observatory on this body.
    • 67.
    • 68. Ceres
      And The Answer Is ……..
    • 69. The nominees for this annual award must meet five criteria: -
      • Nominee must be dead or rendered sterile.
      • 70. Nominee must have exhibited astoundingly stupid judgment.
      • 71. Nominee must be the cause of one's own demise.
      • 72. Nominee must be capable of sound judgment.
      • 73. The event must be verifiable.
      Past winners include a man who jumped out of a plane to film skydivers without a parachute on, a woman who crashed through a window and fell to her death trying to demonstrate that the window was unbreakable and a man who tried to fake his own death to claim the insurance and actually ended up killing himself.
      Q20. **What awards are these?
    • 74.
    • 75. Darwin Awards-- Named in honour of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate “those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it”.
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 76. In an approach to alternative source of energy, scientists are now looking at duplicating a reaction between light , CO2 & Oxygen to produce liquid hydrogen and methanol.
      Research has taken place to overcome hindrances in one of the steps occurring during the process. As a solution, catalysts such as Manganese, Cobalt Oxide and Titanium dioxide are used to initiate the concerned reactions.
      What is this alternate technology being talked about?
    • 77.
    • 78. Artificial Photosynthesis.
      And The Answer Is …
    • 79. Q22. ID This Logo
    • 80.
    • 81. Engadget.
      It is a multilingual technology weblog and podcast about consumer electronics. Engadget currently has nine separate websites, all operating simultaneously with each having its own staff, which cover technology news in different parts of the world in their respective languages. Engadget won a 2007 Weblog Award for tech sites
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 82. Inventor: Dr. Myron MacLain
      Properties :
      • Extremely stable molecular structure prevents it from being further molded after its eight-minute initial time period even if the temperature is high enough to keep it in its liquified form.
      • 83. In its solid form, it is colorless and shiny. It is almost impossible to destroy or fracture in this state and when crafted to a razor edge it can penetrate most lesser materials with minimal application of strength.
      • 84. It is at least somewhat magnetic.
      • 85. Has thirteen allotropes, all of which are unstable, and short-lived, but virulently poisonous.
      • 86. Is rarely used due to extreme cost, poor reliability and inability to be reshaped
      Types : Secondary,Beta,Carbonadium.
      Q23. FundaeDaal !!!
    • 87.
    • 88. Adamantium
      And The Answer Is …..
    • 89. Q24. ID This Device.
    • 90.
    • 91. Mouse.
      And The Answer Is …..
    • 92. Q25. **FundaeDaal !!!
    • 93.
    • 94. Anthrax
      The envelope refers to the numerous anthrax hoaxes and the general paranoia gripping the public when Al Qaeda had resorted to bio-terrorism anainst the US
      And The Answer Is ….
    • 95.
    • 96. First Round
    • 97. Infinite Bounce
    • 98. Rules And Regulations…..
      • Total of 12 questions.
      • 99. Total of six teams, so two turns, clockwise and anti-clockwise.
      • 100. If a team answers a question correctly, the next question goes to the team seated next to them, in that order.
      • 101. Points: +20, -10 for the team to the question was put, + 5 and no negatives on pass.
    • 1. The Deadliest Art In The World….FundaeDaal!!!
    • 102.
    • 103. And the Answer Is …..
      H1N1 Virus
      SARS Virus
      HIV Virus
    • 104. 2. Give me the most recent addition to this list.
    • 105.
    • 106. Honeycomb
      These are all updates to Android
      • 1.5 (Cupcake)Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.27
      • 107. 1.6 (Donut) Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29
      • 108. 2.0/2.1 (Eclair) Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29
      • 109. 2.2 (Froyo) Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32
      • 110. Gingerbread Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 or 34
      And the Answer Is …..
    • 111. 3. Konnecktttt !!!
    • 112.
    • 113. These Are All Codenames Of Windows OS.
      And The Answer Is…..
    • 114. 4. Time magazine called X one of the 50 best inventions of 2009.
      ID X
    • 115.
    • 116. Nissan LEAF ("LEAF" as acronym for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car)
      And The Answer Is…..
    • 117. 5. FundaeDaal !!!
    • 118.
    • 119. They Are the XBOX 360 ‘s Red Ring Of Death (RROD) & Playstation 3 ‘s Yellow Light Of Death (YLOD)
      And The Answer is …..
    • 120.
      • The satirical newspaper The Onion published an article entitled "I, X" as a pun on Asimov's I, Robot, in which an anthropomorphic X gives a speech parodying much of the angst experienced by robots in Asimov's fiction, including a statement of the "Three Laws of X":
      • 121. 1. A X may not immerse a human being or, through lack of flotation, allow a human to come to harm.
      • 122. 2. A X must obey all commands and steering input given by its human X, except where such input would conflict with the First Law.
      • 123. 3. A X must preserve its own flotation as long as such preservation does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
      6. ID X
    • 124.
    • 125. I, Rowboat !!!!
      And The Answer is ….
    • 126. 7. This was first proposed by Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895, after being inspired by the Eiffel Tower to consider a tower that reached all the way into space. A technical paper written by Jerome Pearson in 1975 caught the eye of Arthur C Clarke and proved to be the inspiration for one of his novels. In the novel, Clarke imagines it to be constructed from hyper filament of “continuous pseudo-one-dimensional diamond crystal”. He later expressed belief that Buckminsterfullerene would play a more important role when this was constructed. What concept?
    • 127.
    • 128. And the answer is..
      Space elevator
    • 129. 8. FundaeDaal
    • 130.
    • 131. The Predecessor of Minesweeper as we know it today
    • 132. 9. In 2006, NASA scientist Rabindra Mehta attempted to unravel the mystery behind this phenomenon through extensive wind-tunnel testing, and was able to explain it as follows –
      “At speeds of over 80 mph, the laminar boundary layer transitions into a turbulent state relatively early, more importantly before reaching the ______ location. In this case, the ______ actually has a detrimental effect on the turbulent boundary layer by making it thicker and weaker and it therefore separates earlier than the turbulent layer over the bottom surface. This asymmetry results in a pressure differential which produces a side force. If the turbulence is increased, the critical speed at which __________ _________ can be obtained is reduced.” What phenomenon is being described here?
    • 133.
    • 134.
    • 135. 10. This is a description from
      A piston fires. The next piston fires at 315°. There is a 405° gap. A piston fires. The next piston fires at 315°. There is a 405° gap. And the cycle continues.
      What is being described?
    • 136.
    • 137. The characteristic ‘potato potato’ sound made by a Harley Davidson motorcycle
    • 138. 11. It was used as a laxative for a long time, but this practice has been stopped now due to its carcinogenic concerns. It is also used to test if a sample is blood (Kastle-Meyer Test)– a few drops of this along with hydrogen peroxide are added to the sample. This is an important test because it is non-destructive. It is also a component of disappearing inks and some disappearing hair dyes on Barbie dolls.
      It has a much more important scientific use—one familiar to any college-level chemistry student.
      What are we referring to?
    • 139.
    • 140. And the answer is….
    • 141. 12. FundaeDaal!!!
    • 142.
    • 143. And the Answer is…
      Erwin Schrodinger
    • 144.
    • 145. Tech quiz contd.
      Three to Tango
    • 146. Rules:
      • 3 clues per question, displayed in succession
      • 147. Total of 6 questions.
      • 148. +30, -15 for attempt at first clue, +20, -10 for attempt at second clue, +5, no negs for attempt at third.
      • 149. After the 3 clues, the question passes to the adjacent team, clockwise
      • 150. + 5, no negs on an for an attempt on a passed question
    • 1.1)
      During the 20th-century's Cold War, the X referred to a device used to launch nuclear weapons. A person in charge may be referred to as "having his/her finger on X". The disastrous consequences of a full-out nuclear war made X a symbol of the annihilation of humanity.
    • 151. 1.2)
      In popular computing jargon, X also symbolises the three finger salute, i.e. CNTRL+ALT+DEL
    • 152. 1.3)
      Once contemporary definitions of X gained popularity as a plot device in Looney Tunes, the button became a running gag. A character would at some point be warned, "Whatever you do, do not press X.”
      This attached a level of temptation to X itself, and is often used in religious or philosophical allegory, a parallel to Adam and Eve's consumption of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
      ID X
    • 153. ..and the Answer is..
    • 154. The big, red button
    • 155. 2.1)
      ID this puzzle.
    • 156. 2.2)
      • X , in the English language, also refers to something or some feat that is entirely obvious, once you know how to do it.
      • 157. The well known phrase ‘to think outside the box’ is one of the allusions to X.
    • 2.3)
      ID the Funda depicted in the next slide.
    • 158.
    • 159. The Egg of Columbus
    • 160. 3.1)
    • 161. 3.2)
      Is the refrigerator empty because a gang of international thieves stole the food, because the refrigerator is an alien artefact that makes food disappear or because my roommate and his friends were hungry last night?
    • 162. 3.3)
      What are we referring to?
    • 163. ..and the Answer is…
    • 164. Occam’s Razor
    • 165. 4.1) CONNECT
    • 166. 4.2) CONNECT
    • 167. 4.3)
      • P = NP Problem
      • 168. Hodge Conjecture
      • 169. Poincaré Conjecture.
      • 170. Riemann Hypothesis
      • 171. Yang-Mills Existence And Mass Gap
      • 172. Navier-Stokes Existence And Smoothness
      • 173. Birch And Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture
    • ..and the Answer is..
    • 174. Millennium Problems
    • 175. 5.1)
    • 176. 5.2)
      • X ex nihilo in which the X is through the thought, word, dream or bodily secretions of a divine being
      • 177. Earth diver X in which a diver, usually a bird or amphibian sent by a X, plunges to the seabed through a primordial ocean to bring up sand or mud which develops into a terrestrial world
      • 178. Emergence myths in which progenitors pass through a series of worlds and metamorphoses until reaching the present world
      • 179. X by the dismemberment of a primordial being
      • 180. X by the splitting or ordering of a primordial unity such as the cracking of a cosmic egg or a bringing into form from chaos.
      ID X.
    • 181. 5.3)
      + =
    • 182. ..and the Answer is..
    • 183. Miller-Urey Experiment
    • 184. 6.1)
      It originated in charbauji,Lahore, Pakistan in
      January 1986. Within a short span, it spread to the US was being considered a serious threat.
      It was being called as the Pakistani Flu by the BusinessWeek magazine.
    • 185. 6.2)
      Below is the image of the source code what was called as the Pakistani Flu. “Welcome to the Dungeon” is the message that is displayed after it gets activated.
    • 186. 6.3)
      The first virus for written for MS-DOS.
    • 187. ..and the answer is..
    • 188. BRAIN Virus, later trademarked.
    • 189.
    • 190. Face-Off
    • 191. Rules:
      • Each team is given 6 topics.
      • 192. With one of the team member’s back to the screen, his partner his partner has to indirectly help him guess each of the six topics.
      • 193. There are 6 such questions (one per each team)
      • 194. The time allotted to each question is 60 seconds.
      • 195. For each correct guess, your team gets 10 points.
      • 197. The Quizmaster’s discretion is final and binding.
    • 1.Watson & Clark
      3.Sixth Sense
      4.Grey Goo
      5.Bose-Einstein Condensate
    • 198. Paul Erdos
      Asperger’s Syndrome
      Isaac Asimov
      Luminiferous Ether
    • 199. 1. C V Raman
      2. Parkinson Disease
      3. Piezoelectric Effect
      4. Dr. Jekyll
      5. String theory
      6. Aqua regia
    • 200. Nicola Tesla
      4 Kelvin
      Schrodinger’s Cat
    • 201. Stephen Hawking
      Astral Projections
      Deep Blue
    • 202. Steve Irwin
      Fermi-Dirac Equation