The Sci-Tech Quiz - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014


Published on

The Sci-Tech filler Quiz at the NSIT Quiz Fest 2014, conducted by the NSIT Quiz Club from 21st-23rd Feb.

Published in: Science
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The Sci-Tech Quiz - NSIT Quiz Fest 2014

  1. 1. Sci-Tech Quiz NSIT Quiz Fest 2014
  2. 2. 1 Werner Herzog shot his 2009 film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? with the ______ camera. He was disappointed with the camera's long reboot times, saying "It drove me insane, because sometimes something is happening and you can't just push the button and record it". Others have praised the camera for its quality, versatility and compactness, allowing greater freedom for movie directors. Other famous movies shot with this camera are The Hobbit, The Social Network and Prometheus. FITB.
  3. 3. Red One/ Red Digital Cinema Camera
  4. 4. 2 X was founded in 1996. The company's name was a homage to the Library of Y, drawing a parallel between the largest repository of knowledge in the ancient world and the potential of the Internet to become a similar store of knowledge. The company’s toolbar gave users suggestions on browsing based on traffic patterns, context for each site visited, how many pages it had, how many other sites pointed to it, and how frequently it was updated. In 1999, X was acquired by Amazon for about $250 million. X & Y? No part points.
  5. 5. X – Alexa Y - Alexandria
  6. 6. 3 The material used to make X is an alloy of 2 rare Earth elements. The estimated cost of the most advanced version of X is a few hundred million dollars. Some of the many “unbelievable” features of X are the User Interface and the computer providing offline support to the person using X, and the manner in which the energy from the power source is converted to a stabilized electricity supply to allow the various components of X to function in the less than ideal situation in which an X may be used. X?
  7. 7. Iron Man’s suit.
  8. 8. 4 1. __ Jarvis 2. Make me a sandwich -- What? Make it yourself BUT, Sudo, make me a sandwich -- OK 3. Beam me up Scotty I cannot do it captain, I don't have the power 4. When am I? The present, of course. TARDIS functionality is still undergoing development, sorry. 5. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could if a woodchuck could chuck wood.” 6. What is the answer to life, the universe and everything? The answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. Connect.
  9. 9. Google Now Easter Eggs
  10. 10. 5 X will hold a contest called Y in March, in which hackers can put their skills to the test by trying to hack into either the HP or the Acer device running Y’s OS. The company will pay USD 2.71828 million in prize money in total. To earn the $US110,000 payouts, hackers will have to compromise the OS through a web page. For the $US150,000 prize, hackers will have to compromise the computers so thoroughly that the machine is still under their control even after it has been rebooted. X and Y? Part points.
  11. 11. X : Google Y : Pwnium 4
  12. 12. 6 X began his career at Boeing, where he developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor still used in the 747. X began his professional entertainment career as an actor on a comedy TV show, “Almost Live!”. He tried to correct the show host's pronunciation of "gigawatt”. The host responded, "Who do you think you are — X the ___Y__ ___?" and X was thereafter known as Y on the program. X was recently in news, living up to the title Y. X?
  13. 13. X - Bill Nye Bill Nye The Science Guy
  14. 14. 7 "Do these people have no consideration? It is OK to take pride in the event, but why bother me? All sorts of people from ____ have been writing to me, clogging up my email box. It takes me an hour or two to just remove their mails. There are also people who have never bothered to be in touch with me for decades who suddenly feel the urge to connect. I find this strange” Whose reaction in an interview in 2009?
  15. 15. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, on being flooded with emails after winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009. “Person of Indian origin”
  16. 16. 8 X(1731-1810) is known for his experiment to determine Y. X was a shy man who was uncomfortable in society and avoided it when he could. He conversed little, and developed no known deep personal attachments outside his family. Because of his asocial and secretive behaviour, X often avoided publishing his work. J.C. Maxwell looked through X's papers and found discoveries/considerations for which others had been given credit, including Richter's law of reciprocal proportions, Ohm's law, Dalton's law of partial pressures, principles of electrical conductivity and Charles's law of gases. X?
  17. 17. X : Henry Cavendish Y : Gravitational Constant
  18. 18. 9 The X syndrome is a condition exclusive to Japanese tourists to the city X, which causes them to have a mental breakdown while visiting X. The condition is a severe form of ‘culture shock’. Polite Japanese tourists who come to the city are unable to come to terms with views seen in films such as ____, with the reality of a modern, bustling metropolis. Japanese tourists who come into contact with, say, a rude ___ waiter, will be unable to argue back and be forced to bottle up their anger which eventually leads to a mental breakdown. X?
  19. 19. X – Paris The Paris Syndrome
  20. 20. 10 In 2007, pharmacies across New Zealand began dispensing a new formulation of Eltroxin - a thyroid hormone replacement. Initial reports of side effects of the drug, included eye pain, itching, and nausea. In the 18 months following the release of the new tablet, the rate of adverse event reporting rose nearly 2,000-fold. The strange thing was, the active ingredient in the drug was exactly the same. Laboratory testing proved that the new formulation was equivalent to the old one. The only change was that the drug-maker had altered the tablets’ size, color, and markings. What is the scientific phenomenon associated with the reason for why people were getting sick?
  21. 21. The Nocebo Effect (opposite of the Placebo Effect)
  22. 22. 11 The star on the left is about twice as massive as the Sun and has an absolute visual magnitude of 1.42. Its 25 times more luminous than the Sun but is significantly less luminous than other stars such as Canopus or Rigel. The system is between 200 and 300 million years old and was originally composed of two bluish stars. The more massive of these (on the right), consumed its resources and became a red giant before collapsing into its current state as a white dwarf around 120 million years ago. What is the name of the binary star system?
  23. 23. Sirius star system.
  24. 24. 12 The mascot of the BSD OSs, the BSD X, is named after a software X, a computer program found on Unix-like operating systems, which through a play on words takes the cartoon shape of a mythical demon. The BSD X's nickname Y is a slurred phonetic pronunciation of BSD. Y customarily carries a trident to symbolize a software X's forking of processes.
  25. 25. X - Daemon Y – Beastie
  26. 26. 13 Dr. Mukopadhyay(M) is credited as having created the world's second and India's first __________________. He was harassed and not allowed to share his achievements with the international scientific community. Dejected, he committed suicide in 1981. Ek Doctor Ki Maut is an award winning film based on the life of Dr. M, in which Pankaj Kapoor played the role of the protaganist. Dr. M eventually received recognition for his work when T.C Anand Kumar who was given credit for the first official __________________ of India, scrutinised Dr. M’s work and became certain that Dr. M was the architect of the first __________________ in India. FITB/ funda.
  27. 27. Human test-tube baby
  28. 28. X is a phenomenon that represents a pronounced reduction in the size of the biota associated with the aftermath of mass extinctions. Although there is empirical evidence that suggests that it may be a common pattern during the recoveries from various mass extinction events, it remains to be analyzed in more detail to understand how pervasive the trend is. X could represent dynamics associated with or important diversions from a variety of biologic „rules‟governing size changes. Finally, an interdisciplinary approach, involving stratigraphy, phylogenetics, and sclerochronology, is necessary to better understand the ecologic and evolutionary underpinnings of X. This approach needs to be more uniformly applied to different extinctions and taxonomic groups, allowing a more effective comparison and resulting in a more holistic perspective on X. 14
  29. 29. The Lilliput Effect.
  30. 30. 15 In a recent interview X revealed that he was at a science meeting where physicists discussed a "theory of _______”. But the discussion went on late into the night, and X went to bed early, thus failing to make a key connection between his work and that of others. X missed its true significance at the time and his colleagues received the Nobel prize in 1979 for ideas that lie at the heart of the ____ ___, and X might have been among them. Others received credit for formulating a theory in which the X’s ____ plays an important role. On (eventually) receiving recognition for his work, X said: "I really rather hoped before the announcement that they would make the number up to three, and there was certainly an obvious candidate - Tom Kibble.”
  31. 31. Professor Peter Higgs.
  32. 32. 16 The Patent Claim description includes: • A hearing device • Monitoring system including sensor to detect head motion • Biometric sensor for receiving the head motion data from the activity sensor; determining whether • Matching head motion data to predetermined head gesture • Identifying action associated with the head gesture • Receiving biometric data from sensor; determining if biometric data matches a predetermined physical characteristic • Identifying action associated with matching physical characteristic; performing the identified action on a portable electronic device in communication with the hearing device. (Pic on next slide) What?
  33. 33. 17 (continued)
  34. 34. Apple sensor-packed health monitoring headphones
  35. 35. 17 X is a gesture recognition technology startup. Founded by Navneet Dalal and Mehul Nariyawala, the company received early-stage funding from Y Combinator. The valuation of X, as of October 2013, is approximately $40 million. The company's first product ”X App" allowed users to control apps such as iTunes, Spotify, VLC, and QuickTime using hand gestures. It utilizes gesture recognition technology that works with the webcam on a user's computer. X recognizes the gestures of a person's hands between one and six feet away, based on an algorithm Dalal worked on during his PhD. X?
  36. 36. Flutter
  37. 37. 18 These are some of the tips released by X for its users of Y. DO’S • Explore the world around you • Take advantage of the Y voice commands. • Ask for permission • Use screen lock • Be an active and vocal member of the Y _____ Community DON’TS: • Y-out • Wear it and expect to be ignored • Be creepy or rude (aka, a “Y-hole”). Y?
  38. 38. X : Google Y : Glass
  39. 39. 19 What is the significance of this vending machine? The first _____ vending machine installed in New Mexico on 18th February 2014. FITB.
  40. 40. Bitcoin
  41. 41. 20 What has been blanked out?
  42. 42. Baidu
  43. 43. 21 X is a room-temperature superconductor for energy, which makes it very valuable; it is worth $40 million per kilogram. X has an extremely strong magnetic field, reversing prior knowledge that all superconductors repel magnetic fields. Unlike the fragile crystals of human-created superconducting compounds, the substance is a stable quasi-crystal. X has a unique magnetic field and properties of superconductivity, causing it to levitate in magnetic fields, aptly called Thundering Rocks by the natives of the place where it is found. Originally, the term X was slang used in the aerospace industry, to describe hard-to-access materials with mythical properties.
  44. 44. Unobtainium
  45. 45. 22 The naming of what in the tech world has been inspired by this place?
  46. 46. Mavericks, California; in the honour of the inspiration it provided to its engineers, Apple named its latest OS (OS X) as Mavericks
  47. 47. 23 Rumored/ leaked details about X: • Specifications : 4-inch WVGA display, 854 x 540 resolution, possibly dual-SIM, a dual-core Snapdragon 200 chipset, 512MB RAM, a 5MP camera, 4GB expandable storage, and a 1,500 mAh battery. • The company(Y) will be developing its own applications for X. The Applications Store is code-named ___ on Linux and Y has already negotiated most of the top 100 Play Store applications. • Pricing of X is suggested to be €80. • The codename for this product is intrinsically related to the end of World War II. What is X?
  48. 48. Nokia Normandy or Nokia X.
  49. 49. 24 X is the theoretical process of modifying the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology of a planet or moon to make it habitable by Earth-like life. The term was coined by Jack Williamson in a science-fiction story "Collision Orbit”, in 1942. The concept X precedes the use of the word itself. H.G. Wells described a reverse-X, in The War of the Worlds. In Man of Steel, General Zod attempts to use reverse-X to revive the environment of planet Krypton on Earth. A crew member in Prometheus bets another that the purpose of their visit is X. X?
  50. 50. Terra-forming
  51. 51. 25 Leaders of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE issued a fatwa against this program as they consider it tantamount to suicide, which is strictly forbidden in Islam. So far 500 Saudis and Arabs have volunteered to take part in it, including over 2000 from other countries. Which program is being talked about?
  52. 52. Mars One Mission