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…..
The TATA ARIA was launched earlier this year at the AutoShow 2010. It provides features of :
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?
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 ….
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.
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 ….
Q6.ID The image below is designed by YiyingLu. What is this image or where does it appear?
TWITTER OUTAGE 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 ….
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
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. Q11.
And The Answer Is … X = John Wheeler. Y = Black Hole
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? Q12.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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?
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 ….
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?
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 ….
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? Q21.
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 ….
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.
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.
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":
1. A X may not immerse a human being or, through lack of flotation, allow a human to come to harm.
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.
3. A X must preserve its own flotation as long as such preservation does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
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?
The Predecessor of Minesweeper as we know it today
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?
10. This is a description from HowStuffWorks.com: 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? 110
The characteristic ‘potato potato’ sound made by a Harley Davidson motorcycle
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?
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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.
1.2) In popular computing jargon, X also symbolises the three finger salute, i.e. CNTRL+ALT+DEL
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
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?
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.
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.