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Chandler Science Cafe
Every first Wednesday,
7 pm,
at Hack Night,
Gangplank Chandler
January 8, 2014
One week later due to New Years Day,
join us for a discussion with a researcher from
ASU Institute of Huma...
Science Pub Quiz
Round 1:
3 questions worth 5 points each (15);
Round 2:
4 questions worth 10 points each (40);
Round 3:
3...
The Rules
• Put your team name on all of the answer sheets
provided.
• All questions are from Nova or Science Friday
broad...
Question 1 (5 Points)
The forensic science team of Mike & Luke Haag
conducted which tests on a stand-in for the JFK
assass...
Question 1 (5 Points)
D. All of the above

Science Friday: Using Modern Ballistics to Crack
‘Cold Case JFK,’ November 22, ...
Question 2 (5 Points)
People suffering from Cotard’s syndrome believe
they are dead or no longer exist. It is a common
sid...
Question 2 (5 Points)
C. Acyclovir
Used to treat shingles, sometimes happens when
too much of the drug is taken and causes...
Question 3 (5 Points)
Paleoanthropologist John Hawks believes that
humans have evolved new genetic variations in
the past ...
Question 3 (5 Points)
B. Lactase persistence into adulthood
Found in populations where dairy technology
began 20,000 years...
Question 4 (10 Points)
The Ig Nobel 2013 Prize for Medicine was won by:
A. Japanese team studying the effects of opera
mus...
Question 4 (10 Points)
A.
"Auditory stimulation of opera music induced prolongation of murine cardiac allograft
survival a...
Question 5 (10 Points)
The Minor Planet Center mission is to track
every asteroid in the Solar System. It’s computer
syste...
Question 5 (10 Points)
C. 600,000 orbits
450 telescope stations feed information to the
Center, with special concern for N...
Question 6 (10 Points)
The device for ameliorating the premature
melting of permafrost in Alaska is called:
A. The snowy t...
Question 6 (10 Points)
D. Thermosyphon
Nova: October 30, 2013, Making Stuff Colder
Question 7 (10 Points)
The Delft University of Technology has built a
human powered vehicle designed as an
aerodynamic rec...
Question 7 (10 Points)
C. 80 MPH
It uses 800 watts of human power to reach this speed, the
recumbent position has half the...
Name That Scientist
Hint: Graduate Research Associate, ASU School of Earth and Space
Exploration, Lunar Reconnaissance Orb...
Sarah Braden, Ph.D.
Our November Chandler Science Café guest discussed new information
about our moon, regolith and human ...
Name That Scientist
Hint: Professor and Collections Manager, ASU Center for Meteorite
Studies.
Laurence Garvie, Ph.D.
Our August Chandler Science Café guest brought meteorite samples to
touch and discussed the difficu...
Name That Scientist
Hint: We learned from him that our flash drives include quantum
tunneling technology.
Hongbin Yu, Ph.D.
Our September Chandler Science Café guest, Assistant Professor, ASU
School of Electrical, Computer and E...
Points review
Confirm that you have your team score (out of
a possible 100 points).
You may bet all, some or none of the...
Ultimate Question
Physicist Lee Smolin’s Theory of Time includes:
A. Cosmological Natural Selection (universes
produce new...
Ultimate Question
D. All of the above.
Physicist Lee Smolin’s book is "Time Reborn: From
the Crisis in Physics to the Futu...
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Chandler science cafe science pub quiz

  1. 1. Chandler Science Cafe Every first Wednesday, 7 pm, at Hack Night, Gangplank Chandler
  2. 2. January 8, 2014 One week later due to New Years Day, join us for a discussion with a researcher from ASU Institute of Human Origins, http://iho.asu.edu/
  3. 3. Science Pub Quiz Round 1: 3 questions worth 5 points each (15); Round 2: 4 questions worth 10 points each (40); Round 3: 3 Name That Scientist worth 15 points each (45); Ultimate Question: bet all, some or no points earned (100).
  4. 4. The Rules • Put your team name on all of the answer sheets provided. • All questions are from Nova or Science Friday broadcasts from January 1, 2013 to today. These questions are multiple choice. • Name That Scientist are 2013 guests of Chandler Science Café. Both first & last name spelled correctly required. • You have one minute to answer each question after it is read aloud. • Turn in your answer sheet when time called. • No more than four people per team.
  5. 5. Question 1 (5 Points) The forensic science team of Mike & Luke Haag conducted which tests on a stand-in for the JFK assassination “magic bullet?” A. Soft Tissue Simulant B. Doppler Radar C. High Speed Video D. All of the above
  6. 6. Question 1 (5 Points) D. All of the above Science Friday: Using Modern Ballistics to Crack ‘Cold Case JFK,’ November 22, 2013
  7. 7. Question 2 (5 Points) People suffering from Cotard’s syndrome believe they are dead or no longer exist. It is a common side-effect of what anti-viral drug: A. Tamiflu B. Valtrex C. Acyclovir D. None of the above
  8. 8. Question 2 (5 Points) C. Acyclovir Used to treat shingles, sometimes happens when too much of the drug is taken and causes renal failure, nightmares and feelings of “being dead.” Reversible by stopping treatment, renal dialysis. Science Friday, October 25, 2013, The Real-Life Walking Dead
  9. 9. Question 3 (5 Points) Paleoanthropologist John Hawks believes that humans have evolved new genetic variations in the past 10,000 to 20,000 years. These variations include: A. Amygdala shrinkage in adolescence B. Lactase persistence into adulthood C. Blue eye color D. Underarm hair
  10. 10. Question 3 (5 Points) B. Lactase persistence into adulthood Found in populations where dairy technology began 20,000 years ago Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Arabia. Allows adults to digest milk. Science Friday, September 27, 2013, Modern Humans Still Evolving, and Faster Than Ever
  11. 11. Question 4 (10 Points) The Ig Nobel 2013 Prize for Medicine was won by: A. Japanese team studying the effects of opera music on cardiac procedures on rodents. B. American graduate students studying dung beetle mate selection. C. Swedish team studying the long term health effects of Swedish meatballs eaten by monkeys. D. French team studying the effects of dark chocolate and male fertility.
  12. 12. Question 4 (10 Points) A. "Auditory stimulation of opera music induced prolongation of murine cardiac allograft survival and maintained generation of regulatory CD4+CD25+ cells,“ http://www.improbable.com/ Science Friday, November 29, 2013, Annual Prizes Honor the Stranger Side of Science
  13. 13. Question 5 (10 Points) The Minor Planet Center mission is to track every asteroid in the Solar System. It’s computer systems contain 103 million observations of how many orbits of minor planets in the Solar System? A. Five Million orbits B. One million orbits C. 600,000 orbits D. 47, 188 orbits
  14. 14. Question 5 (10 Points) C. 600,000 orbits 450 telescope stations feed information to the Center, with special concern for Near Earth Objects less than 50 meters across. Nova, November 20, 2013, Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
  15. 15. Question 6 (10 Points) The device for ameliorating the premature melting of permafrost in Alaska is called: A. The snowy thing. B. Thermosimulator C. Heatsynclasp D. Thermosyphon
  16. 16. Question 6 (10 Points) D. Thermosyphon Nova: October 30, 2013, Making Stuff Colder
  17. 17. Question 7 (10 Points) The Delft University of Technology has built a human powered vehicle designed as an aerodynamic recumbent bicycle that can reach a top speed of: A. 20 MPH B. 40 MPH C. 80 MPH D. 160 MPH
  18. 18. Question 7 (10 Points) C. 80 MPH It uses 800 watts of human power to reach this speed, the recumbent position has half the wind resistance of a conventional bike. Nova: October 16, 2013, Making Stuff Faster
  19. 19. Name That Scientist Hint: Graduate Research Associate, ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
  20. 20. Sarah Braden, Ph.D. Our November Chandler Science Café guest discussed new information about our moon, regolith and human space exploration.
  21. 21. Name That Scientist Hint: Professor and Collections Manager, ASU Center for Meteorite Studies.
  22. 22. Laurence Garvie, Ph.D. Our August Chandler Science Café guest brought meteorite samples to touch and discussed the difficulty in discerning true meteorites as well as a new acquisition suspected to be from Mercury.
  23. 23. Name That Scientist Hint: We learned from him that our flash drives include quantum tunneling technology.
  24. 24. Hongbin Yu, Ph.D. Our September Chandler Science Café guest, Assistant Professor, ASU School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, discussed nanotechnology and alternative energy &medical technologies.
  25. 25. Points review Confirm that you have your team score (out of a possible 100 points). You may bet all, some or none of these points on the Ultimate Question. The Ultimate Question topic is Physics. Discuss with your team and then turn in your points to bet on the last question on the answer sheet provided.
  26. 26. Ultimate Question Physicist Lee Smolin’s Theory of Time includes: A. Cosmological Natural Selection (universes produce new universes via black holes with modified physical laws). B. Time is Real: Everything that is real or true is experienced in a series of moments. C. The Laws of Nature change & cannot be used to predict the far future. D. All of the above.
  27. 27. Ultimate Question D. All of the above. Physicist Lee Smolin’s book is "Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe." He does not believe in the theory of the Multiverse (that those universes have no relationship & random physical laws, so untestable). He also says time is not a dimension (no choice in going forward in time). Science Friday: May 17, 2013, Resetting the Theory of Time

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