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Eureka ! Finals

  1. 1. Qweek Thinking<br />Eureka ! (Finals)<br />The Sci-Tech Quiz<br />
  2. 2. janHIT me jAARI<br />The QM is always right unless conclusively proven to be wrong<br />Since QM stinks at Maths , all scores will be multiples of 5 !<br />No partiality will be observed , Since everybody has bribed the QM equally<br />QM is NOT responsible for post Quiz trauma !<br />
  3. 3. 1.<br /> On which popular TV channel’s logo will you find the element Scandium appropriately used so as to double-up as the name of the channel?<br />
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  6. 6. 2.<br /> A ___X___ is an informal unit of time equal to 10 nanoseconds, or 10−8 seconds. It has applications in nuclear physics, to circuits. Since signal progression in IC chips is very rapid, on the order of nanoseconds,a ___X___ is good measure on how quickly a signal can progress through an IC.<br /> Like many nuclear units, it is derived from Top Secret operations of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The word comes from the expression "two _____X_____ of a lamb's tail," which indicates<br /> a very short time interval ! <br /> X please ! <br />
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  8. 8. Shake !<br />
  9. 9. 3.<br /> _______X________ is a very special celebration for Indian Science since 1999. The first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on _______. Not only this, India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. India also executed three successful nuclear tests, carried out at Pokhran, in Rajasthan on ______.<br /> What’s X ?<br />
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  11. 11. National Technology Day <br /> celebrated on 11th May<br />
  12. 12. 4.<br /> This term is used in Mathematics when a function is undefined at some point. It is also used to refer to the initial state of the universe, at the beginning of the Big Bang. A recent popular use of this term refers to “a theoretical point in the future of unprecedented technological progress, caused in part by the ability of machines to improve themselves using artificial<br /> intelligence”. <br /> What term ?<br />
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  14. 14. Singularity<br />
  15. 15. 5.<br /> __________ were invented by the Chinese more than 1,000 years ago.<br /> __________ can be thought of as two-stage rockets.The first stage is made of gun powder, Burning the gun powder produces a stream of hot gases that escape from the bottom, through a hole. These hot gases push against the ground to send the _________ high into the sky.<br /> Once the first stage is done burning then the second stage begins to burn. The second stage is a sealed compartment so that the hot gases have nowhere to escape.In addition to gun powder, the second stage contains an oxidizing agent. These chemicals produce oxygen to speed up the burning.<br /> Pressure builds up until the ___________ blows up .<br /> FILL up the blank!<br />
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  18. 18. 6.<br /> Why is this accident a very saddening one for India? <br /> ACCIDENT DETAILS<br />_ Date: January 24, 1966<br />_ Time: 08:02<br />_ Location: Mont Blanc, French Alps, Switzerland<br />_ Operator: Air India<br />_ Flight #: 101<br />_ Route: Bombay - Beirut - Geneva - Paris - London -New York<br />_ AC Type: Boeing B-707-437<br />_ Registration: VT-DMN<br />_ cn / ln: 18055/200<br />_ Aboard: 117 (passengers:106 crew:11)<br />_ Fatalities: 117 (passengers:106 crew:11)<br />_ Ground: 0<br />
  19. 19. Summary: <br /> The aircraft was told to hold at 1,000 ft. above the clouds before landing at Geneva but descended below the minimum safe altitude and crashed into Mont Blanc. With a malfunctioning No. 2 VOR the crew thought they had already passed Mt. Blanc. Miscalculation by the crew on their position and the phraseology used by the controller in relay the aircraft's position.<br /> The aircraft was named Kanchenjunga.<br />
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  22. 22. 7.<br /> The name "___________" was chosen for the brand as a mix of two words for a very well known Company.<br /> One was the Latin word for Sound and the other was a familiar term used in 1950s America to call a boy.<br /> What is the name of Company ?<br />
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  25. 25. 8.<br />" If, in some cataclysm, all scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation<br /> of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in<br /> the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis (or atomic<br /> fact, or whatever you wish to call it) that all things are made of<br /> atoms — little particles that move around in perpetual motion,<br /> attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but<br /> repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one<br /> sentence you will see an enormous amount of information about<br /> the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied."<br /> Who quoted?<br />
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  28. 28. 9.<br /> The name means "Peregrin Falcon". In 2000, fears of a European<br /> regulatory backlash or import ban led to an informal agreement<br /> between the manufacturers to govern the top speed at 300 kph.<br /> The vehicle at the time was the fastest production model vehicle,<br /> and now, due to the agreement, its record is still unbroken. The<br /> only competitors who came close fell a full 6 kph short. According to<br /> the designers, their aim was "to create a somewhat grotesque<br /> design and create a strong initial impact... The mission was tocreate a total new styling that will not be out of date within few<br /> years, and a styling that will be the ‘Face’ of this company". <br /> Identify the vehicle<br />
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  31. 31. 10.<br /> Woofer is the term commonly used for a loudspeaker driver designed to produce low frequency sounds, typically from around<br /> 40 hertz up to about a kilohertz or higher. Its called this because its a dog's "woof" is generally a low frequency sound. <br /> In contrast, high frequency loudspeakers are called what?<br />
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  33. 33. Tweeters<br />
  34. 34. 11.<br /> Common forms of what?<br />The solar wind<br />Lightning<br />Ball lightning<br />The ionosphere<br />Electric arc in an arc lamp<br />
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  37. 37. 12.<br /> The main problem for students to accept this fact is that they are often "mentally committed to the notion that a number can be represented in one and only one way by a decimal." Seeing two different decimals representing the same number appears to be a paradox. This problem proved such a popular topic in the first seven years of Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net forums that the company issued a "press release" on April Fools' Day 2004 that went:<br /> We are very excited to close the book on this subject once and for all. .....and that the following proof finally and conclusively addresses the issue of our customer. Which ?<br />
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  39. 39. The fact that 0.9999999………= 1<br />
  40. 40. 13.<br /> The term X has been in use since the 1950s in aerospace engineering circles to refer to materials that rare or expensive. For example, during the development of the Lockheed Blackbird, engineers referred to Titanium with this dysphemism. It has also shifted into colloquial use with roughly the same meaning. Probably the best known use of X is to refer to what is reportedly 'a 20 million<br /> dollar/kg' superconductor. <br /> What is X?<br />
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  43. 43. 14.<br /> 125 years ago, 41 delegates from 25 nations gathered in Washington in the US for the 1884 International __________ Conference to decide from where ______and space should be measured.<br /> By the end of the difficult summit (20th October), which, according to some, dragged on until "smoke came out", X had won the prize of _________ by a vote of 22 to one, with only San Domingo against and France and Brazil abstaining. The other contenders<br /> were Washington, Berlin and Paris. <br /> Identify X<br />
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  45. 45. Greenwich as Prime Meridian<br />
  46. 46. 15.<br /> A London based company which goes by the name Brand Union has designed the new logo of X. Brand Union the company that designed the new logo is also associated with the<br /> logo of Y. <br /> Some analysts feel X’s new logo resembles Y’s logo as both the logo’s have been designed by the same company.<br /> Y is yet to react to X’s new logo.<br /> X & Y please!<br />
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  49. 49. SCORES<br /> ! SCORES!<br />
  50. 50. Observation ?!<br /> Special Visual Round<br />
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  57. 57. SCORES !<br />
  58. 58. 16.<br />-Wolfgang Pauli died in room no X of hospital.<br />-X is also the approximation to the fine structure constant.<br />-X is a little no. which contains guts of Electromagnetism, Relativity & Quantum calculations.<br />-X is also a isotope of Caesium.<br /> What is X?<br />
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  60. 60. 137<br />
  61. 61. 17.<br /> Place a coin on it on its side and set it spinning.<br /> Take some butter and spread it over a slice of bread.<br /> Pick up an elastic band and stretch it. <br /> In each of these cases we do something that affects the shape or orientation of the object in question. The elastic band and butter have been deformed and the coin has been rotated.<br /> When we investigate transformations mathematically we find that<br /> there are directions that remain the same after the<br /> deformation has occurred.<br /> In linear algebra,X are multipliers and are used to<br /> represent how much something has been scaled up by<br /> after the transformation.<br /> X ?<br />
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  63. 63. Eigen Values !<br />
  64. 64. 18.<br /> Well known Physicist turned author , journalist,telefilm producer of Indian origin was selected by International Mathematical Union for Leelawathi Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public outreach in Mathematics. <br /> Who?<br />
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  66. 66. Simon Singh<br />
  67. 67. 19.<br />Cyberwar between India & Pakistan has claimed victim by hacking a high profile business barons website that experts say is highlight of the lack of internet security in south Asia.<br /> Which business baron are we talking abt?<br />
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  69. 69. Vijay Mallya<br />
  70. 70. 20.<br /> 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. <br /> 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. <br /> What concept?<br />
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  73. 73. 21.<br />In 1421, Filippo Brunelleschi found an improved method of transporting goods up and down the river Arno using a barge with hoisting gear in Florence (a notoriously tricky business). <br /> For this, he was rewarded with something unique that no one had gotten before. <br /> What did he receive as his ‘reward’?<br />
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  75. 75. The First Patent in the World<br />
  76. 76. 22.<br />A ____X____ is the mixture of a color with white<br />A ____Y___ is the mixture of a color with black.<br /> X &Y Please !<br /> [ No part points ]<br />
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  78. 78. X - tint ; Y- shade<br />
  79. 79. 23.<br /> In December 1939, a design bureau was founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan and Gurevich". <br /> What is it famous for designing ?<br />
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  81. 81. MiG<br />
  82. 82. 24.<br /> _____________ is a marketing term that describes an entertainment presentation system combining a 3-D film with physical effects in the theatre, which occur in synchronization with the film. Because the physical effects are expensive to set up,__________ are usually presented only at special venues such as theme parks and amusement parks. However, in South Korea,some movie theatres also have the ability to present a _____________ and the film Avatar was one of 10 films that have received the treatment, starting with Journey to the Center of the Earth. <br /> Some of the effects simulated include rain, wind, strobe lights, and vibration. The use of water sprays and air jets is also common. A _____________ is not shown in a motion simulator, although some seats in venues vibrate or may move a few inches during the presentation. <br /> Complete blank<br />
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  84. 84. 4D Film<br />
  85. 85. 25.<br /> The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) at Chennai has unveiled India’s seventh-fastest supercomputer named __________<br /> With an amazing processing power of 1024 cores of Intel Nehalem<br /> 2.93 GHz,_________ gives a super speed of 12 Teroflops and is<br /> ranked as the third fastest cluster among the broad-based scientific<br /> institutions in India after those of IISc Bangalore and Tata Institute<br /> of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. __________ is a high-performance computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and 30 TB storage capacity with high computation and statistical analysis in areas such as condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, computational biology, numeric calculations, etc.<br /> FITB<br />
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  87. 87. Annapurna <br />
  88. 88. 26.<br />Most associated with Big Bang cosmology<br />well known for his popular science writing, <br />in the last years of his life he turned his attention to genetics and came up with the first attempt to decipher the genetic code.<br />Though his system has since then been proved incorrect, it still remains seminal in the field of genetics. <br />Identify the scientist<br />
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  91. 91. 27.<br /> In 1931, the American physical chemist Harold Urey demonstrated the existence of what type of liquid that proved important in the development of the atomic bomb? <br /> It helped him win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934. <br /> What liquid ?<br />
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  94. 94. 28. Connect & what comes at 4 ?<br />
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  96. 96. Models of the atom and how they evolved through the years:<br /> 1) John Dalton’s atomic theory<br /> 2) JJ Thompson’s plum-pudding model of the atom<br /> 3) Rutherfords model of the atom, from the gold-sheet experiment<br /> 4) Bohr’s model of the atom (discrete electron orbits!)<br /> 5) Current model of the atom with the concept of electron clouds around a nucleus, based on Heisenberg’s theories.<br /> The answer: Bohr’s model of the atom.<br />
  97. 97. 29.<br /> Connect<br />1. Maxwell<br />2. Moo-Young Han, Oscar W. Greenberg and YoichiroNambu<br />3. Glasgow, Salam and Weinberg <br />4. Isaac Newton<br />
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  99. 99. Four fundamental forces, or interactions occuring in nature!<br />
  100. 100. SCORES!<br />
  101. 101. 30.<br /> “ Let us learn to dream , gentlemen and then we may find the truth but let us beware of making our dreams public before they have been approved by the waking mind.”<br /> Who & in what EXPERIENCE ?<br />
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  103. 103. Kekule – The Benzene RING with alternate single & double bond<br />
  104. 104. So Long (?) , And Thanks for ALL the fish !<br />

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