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  1. 1. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 Elims QuestionQuizmaster:Antariksh BothaleWith a generous helping of questions from Ravi Bhoraskar and Naman Agarwal (CSE08) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  2. 2. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Scientists at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago found that when people engage in a certain activity—P, chemicals know as Catecholamines are released, causing symptoms like flushing of the skin, itching or sweating and tissue inside the nose to swell. They used special imaging cameras that show blood flow in the body to show that intentional P causes an increase in blood pressure. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  3. 3. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Lying Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  4. 4. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion L was an Indian mathematician who discovered, working largely alone, a number of results in number theory and described various properties of numbers. He has a number and a class of numbers named after him. ID. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  5. 5. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Kaprekar Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  6. 6. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion An apocryphal but well-known story tells how Queen Victoria, charmed by H, expressed a desire to receive the authors next work, and was presented, in due course, with a loyally inscribed copy of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants. H also wrote a pamphlet “Lawn Tennis tournaments—the true method of assigning prizes, with proof of the fallacy of the present method” Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  7. 7. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Lewis Carroll Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  8. 8. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion N itself is simply a revolutionary new way of understanding the behaviour of numbers. Just as Albert Einsteins general relativity theory observed that space was not an absolute but depended on the observers movement in time, and that time was not an absolute, but depended on the observers movement in space, so it is now realized that numbers are not absolute, but depend on the observers movement in restaurants. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  9. 9. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Bistromathics Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  10. 10. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion The origin of this word R that we all love to hate, is from the Latin word meaning pebble or stone used for counting. It derives its form from the Latin word for limestone. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  11. 11. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Calculus Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  12. 12. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Howard Eves, a mathematical historian, says, “K has the peculiar distinction of being the mathematical problem for which the greatest number of incorrect proofs have been published.“ Proofs for K submitted to the Wolfskehl committee apparently constitute over 3 metres of stacked paper. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  13. 13. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Fermat’s Last Theorem Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  14. 14. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion X dedicated his book Y to Z On Zs death X wrote "Science has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender.“ Y contains four "consciousness-raising" messages: • Atheists can be happy, balanced, moral, and intellectually fulfilled. • Natural selection and similar scientific theories are superior to a "God hypothesis” • Children should not be labeled by their parents religion • Atheists should be proud, not apologetic, because atheism is evidence of a healthy, independent mind Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  15. 15. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion X: Richard Dawkins Y: The God Delusion Z: Douglas Adams Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  16. 16. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Popular myths connect this standard industry practice to Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Another popular myth says it represents a positive expression. But industry insiders say that it is done to highlight manufacturers logo. What is this standard industry practice ? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  17. 17. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Clocks showing the time 10:10 in the showroom Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  18. 18. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Most Minesweeper games were getting over too early initially. What change did Microsoft make to this ever-popular Windows game and thus saved users much frustration and disappointment? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  19. 19. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion The first click is never a mine. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  20. 20. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion What is the only type of invention for which the US Patent Office still insists on seeing a working model? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  21. 21. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Perpetual Motion Machines Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  22. 22. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Students at the Univ. Of Konstanz recently demoed a unique project aimed at providing a revolutionary new navigation system for the blind that analyzed the space around them and then helped them to navigate the space by giving voice instructions. This system consisted of a belt to be worn by the user which housed the feedback system and helmet with a device mounted on it that formed the heart of this system. Which “unusual” device did this system use? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  23. 23. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Xbox Kinect Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  24. 24. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Identify X and Y X editing retains each permutation of typed Y commands are key combinations for keys. This creates a path in the decision which modifier keys are held down while tree which unambiguously identifies any other keys are pressed; a command gets command. executed once completely typed. This still forms a decision tree of commands, but not one of individual keystrokes. Historically, X is a smaller and faster Y takes longer to start up and requires more program, with a more limited capacity for memory. However, it is highly customizable customization. and includes a large number of features, as it is essentially an execution environment. X uses distinct editing modes Y uses metakey chords X was originally exclusively used inside of a Y, while also initially designed for use on a text-mode console, offering no graphical console, grew a GUI fairly early on. user interface (GUI) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  25. 25. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion X: vi Y: emacs “War of the editors” Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  26. 26. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Give the context for this tweet by Drew Houston Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  27. 27. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Google launched Google Drive, a cloud storage system. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  28. 28. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion F was born in 1957, caught in December 1957 in Sichuan, and moved to the Beijing Zoo in January 1958. It went on a journey to Tierpark Berlin, the zoo in the eastern part of the then divided city. By then F had already been sold to a zoo in the United States, but the American government had ceased all trade with communist China for political reasons. Thus, F was refused entry to the USA F died on 22 July 1972 and was mourned by the nation. A post mortem was conducted. Her remains, now a stuffed exhibit, sit in a glass case, at Londons Natural History Museum. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  29. 29. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Chi-chi, the WWF panda. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  30. 30. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Francis Galton was convinced that hereditary factors dominated the behaviour of mankind and coined this phrase by borrowing from Tempest— What phrase, whose truth is still being debated, did Galton coin? A devil, a born devil, on whose _______ _______can never stick; on whom my pains, Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost; And as with age his body uglier grows, So his mind cankers. I will plague them all, Even to roaring. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  31. 31. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Nature v/s Nurture Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  32. 32. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion About what was said: “Ars artium omnium conservatrix” meaning “The Art that preserves all the Arts”? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  33. 33. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Typography Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  34. 34. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion ID the people and the company they’re associated with (1 point for each photo) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  35. 35. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Jeff Bezos (Amazon) Marrissa Mayer (Yahoo!) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  36. 36. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion The Victoria police in Australia said they have been called to rescue of a number of distressed motorists over the past several weeks who got lost in Australias Murray-Sunset National Park. The police told people that they are "extremely concerned," as there is no water supply within the park, and temperatures can reach as high as 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit, "making this a potentially life threatening issue." Some of the people saved by police had been stranded for up to 24 hours without any food or water. Others walked long distances through dangerous terrain to try to get phone reception and find their way out. What was responsible for this? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  37. 37. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Apple iOS6 Maps (Apple Maps) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  38. 38. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion This word, derived from the Latin genitive plural form of who, refers to the minimum number of members necessary for an assembly to function. A similar but unrelated word is the name of a Palo-Alto-based question-and- answer website. Give either word. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  39. 39. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Quora Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  40. 40. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Identify these two gentlemen (funda is enough): Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  41. 41. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Instagram Founders Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  42. 42. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Prof Stephen Hawking said G deserved a Nobel Prize for his work, but admitted the discovery had come at a cost: He said: “I had a bet with Gordon Kane of Michigan University that ___________. It seems I have just lost $100.” Which discovery? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  43. 43. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Higgs Boson Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  44. 44. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestionWhat is being described here? 1. Open your legs and bend your knees slightly. 2. Do a little step to the left, then right, then left and left, but add a bounce to your step. 3. Now do the same with the right leg, then left then right-right. 4. While doing the leg movements, there are two arm movements you can do. 5. The first one is to put your hand in front of you as if youre checking the time on your watch but lift your arm a little higher. 6. Holding your position, put your hands in the air so your fingers are a width from the top of your head. 7. Swing your arms in a circle facing upwards so your arms are doing an "Im running late but enjoying this party anyway" kind of image. 8. Now try doing those moves together, in time with the beat. 9. The second one is to do the same movement with your legs, but with your arms, cross them over so your wrists are crossing over each other. 10. Meanwhile doing the leg movement, with your arms crossed over, and your wrists bending down and up again, swiftly. 11. Now mix those two together. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  45. 45. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestionWhat is being described here? Gangnam Style! Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  46. 46. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. Sisu has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The literal meaning is equivalent in English to "having guts", and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. What popular culture trope can be explained by the above? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  47. 47. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion The indestructibility of Nokia phones. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  48. 48. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion T is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between a T device and an unpowered T chip, called a “tag”. Which application of the T technology can you find in the IITB Campus? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  49. 49. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion NFC (Near Field Communication) Cashless Campus Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  50. 50. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Identify these logos Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  51. 51. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Stumble Upon SETI Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  52. 52. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion B is an informal term for consumer touch-screen devices with screens that are between five and seven inches. These devices combine the capabilities of a smartphone and mini tablet — and occasionally incorporate a stylus. A B is larger than most smartphones, but not as large as a tablet or mini-tablet. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  53. 53. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Phablet Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  54. 54. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion The headstone on the grave of which English scientist carries the number 772.55, in tribute to his most famous "work"? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  55. 55. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion James Prescott Joule (772.55 is the mechanical equivalent of work in imperial units) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  56. 56. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Fill in the blanks in the two XKCD comics below. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  57. 57. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Carnot Windows File Transfer Dialog Box Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  58. 58. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion Helicopter Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgvuQGY946g Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  59. 59. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 ElimsQuestion The frame rate of the camera aligns with the speed of rotation of the blade. (Stroboscopic Effect) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale

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