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UTPT Sci-Tech 2013 PRELIMS ANSWERS
Y considered the names TriPod, Mobi and TelePod — among others — for X, according to Y's former head of advertising, Ken Segall. He explains the reasoning behind each name that was considered — Tripod is a play on the X's triple functionality (Phone, music and internet access), and Mobi is a simple play on the word "mobile". TelePod simply sounded like a good play of word "telephone". Now that the word "X" is imprinted into our collective consciousness.
___________ originally wanted to be a poet, but after being zapped by static electricity from his pussycat, he became inspired to study the effects of electricity. One could vaguely construe that X's pussycat was responsible for the second industrial revolution, which arguably makes it the most awesome cat who ever lived. ___________ is believed to have pioneered in renewable energy sources like hydroelectric, solar, and wind power which was remarkable because in the 1890s there was no such thing as "going green“. Simple. Take it and go.
The picture on the next page shows a contraption. What is its use?
It is used to measure the increase in height of the astronauts in space. (Yes, astronauts grow
taller in space and no, it is not permanent)
Akademisk Boldklub Gladsaxe or AB is a Danish professional football club from Gladsaxe north of Copenhagen, currently playing at the second highest level in Danish domestic football, the 1st Division. Nickname- Akademikerne (The Academics) Founded - 1889 (merger) Ground - Gladsaxe Stadion League - Danish 1st Division 2011–12 - 1st Division, 11th Why would this be in a SciTech quiz?
This is the football club where Harald and Neils Bohr played professional football.
Logo of what?
French biochemist Pierre Calleja has invented a streetlight that absorbs CO2 from the air. This invention is very impressive because one such light takes out 1 ton of CO2 per year, which is as much CO2 an average tree absorbs during its entire life. What is it called? <Pic in next slide>
Algae lamp, which is a lamp powered by algae.
X and Y are services which were built for the same purpose, "Search the web". Developed in the University Of Montreal and the University of Nevada respectively, they unintentionally resembled popular characters from the same comic. Z was a direct ripoff based upon the 2 services and continued with the comic character monikers. All of them are strongly rooted to FTP fundamentals and are no longer functional. ID X,Y,Z
Betty, Veronica and Jughead
It was first reported that the film's title would be "The Man Who Sold the World", although the official title is now "The Fifth Estate". It is thought that the title may refer to the online bloggers and journalists that do not classify as the clergy(First Estate), the nobleman(Second Estate), the commoners(Third Estate) and the mainstream media(Fourth Estate). X claimed that he had read the screenplay of the movie which was based on his life describing it as "serious propaganda attack on Y and as a "lie based upon a lie". He also claimed it as "fanning the flames for war on Iran": the opening scene was inside a putative military complex in Iran and nuclear symbols could be seen (suggesting that the country was building nuke weapons). X and Y please.
X - Julian Assange Y - WikiLeaks
Google doodle dedic to whom?
The swirl used as X's logo refers to "magical smoke." Generally when you blow up a computer, a "magical smoke" is released, and the computer no longer works. X is meant to be part of the magical smoke that makes your computer work.
Socialmatic's Instagram camera.
X is a mathematical principle which describes the relationship between the volume and the area as a shape's size increases or decreases. It was first described in 1638 by Galileo Galilei in his "Two New Sciences". This principle states that, 'as a shape grows in size, its volume grows faster than its area'. When applied to the real world this principle has many implications which are important in fields ranging from mechanical engineering to biomechanics. It helps explain phenomena including why large mammals like elephants have a harder time cooling themselves than small ones like mice. Which principle?
Suppose there were an integer between 3 and 4. Integers are either prime or composite. There are only six possible combinations: 1x1, 1x2, 1x3, 2x2, 2x3, and 3x3. None of these are between 3 and 4. Therefore, ______ would be prime. To find whether it exists, let us suppose there are no primes between 3 and 4. Let x be the number of these primes: Code: x=0 x(x-1) = 0 /multiply both sides by x-1 x-1 = 0 /divide by x x=1 /add 1 1=0 /transitive property of equality Since this is a false statement, our assumption must be wrong. Therefore, there exists an integer between 3 and 4. Proof of what in mathematics?
Bleem! - a secret integer between 3 and 4.
Holodeck - a patent developed by Microsoft to
take gaming beyond a single screen and turn it into an immersive experience by beaming images all over the room, accounting for things like furniture, and bending the graphics around them to create a seamless environment.
The X Effect refers to the number of eerie phenomena that occurred when inventor John X attempted to replicate a few of Y’s experiments. Some of the strange events witnessed include levitation, fusion of objects completely different in matter (such as wood and metal), and disappearances of some smaller objects. Even stranger is that after his experiment, X was unable to repeat the project again with the same results. This experiment was so popular it even sparked the interest of NASA and the Military, both whom have failed to produce the X Effect.
X followed a fruitarian diet, similar to the reported diet of Y, in preparation for his lead role. The diet caused X to land in the hospital with abnormal pancreatic levels just days before shooting of Z began.
X- Ashton Kutcher Y- Steve jobs Z- jOBS
X is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: • Tell the difference between what is real and not real • Think clearly • Have normal emotional responses • Act normally in social situations • Causes, incidence, and risk factors Mental health experts are not sure what causes it. Certain events may trigger it in people who are at risk for it because of their genes. It was the theme for a 2001 Academy Award winning movie.
This condition was first described in Sudan in the 1960s, but little attention was ever given to it, doctors having probably written it off as an outbreak of extreme enthusiasm. But in recent years, the disease has returned in epidemic proportions, and despite the large number of cases. In addition to the ______, the disease also stunts children's growth somehow so that they can appear much younger than they are. And the ______ thing is most often triggered by cold temperatures or eating. The fact that people afflicted by this condition often become malnourished. A curious feature of this is that the _____ stops when they are given an unfamiliar food like a candy bar.
Nodding syndrome, aka The Zombie Disease
What is special about this tweet ??
First hashtag used on twitter.
The problem of the ambiguity of human language, computer science is now closing in on what researchers refer to as the “ X problem“. “ The X is without a doubt an important first world problem. If you were to search for X for example, the use of semantic technology would know if you wanted to learn more about the “attractive blonde” or about “the hotel in France”. The search engine really comprehends what you are looking for and is able to find – sometimes surprising – connections between two facts.” What is being talked about here?
Paris Hilton problem.
What is this ??
Brannock Device Used to measure foot sizes.
Print ad by?
Paintings by Samuel Morse
The Ipod Jog Dial
A chemist named Angelo Mariani became immediately intrigued with X and its economic potential. In 1863, Mariani started marketing a wine called Vin Mariani, which had been treated with X, to become X wine. The ethanol in wine acted as a solvent and extracted the X from the leaves, altering the drink's effect. It contained 6 mg X per ounce of wine, but Vin Mariani which was to be exported contained 7.2 mg per ounce, to compete with the higher X content of similar drinks in the United States.
What famous experiment/theory is being parodied here?
Video Question from the movie, Creation.
Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species.
One day, people from the VIA association, part of the X Free Open Source Project came back drunk with a traffic cone. They then began a cone collection. Later one day, the X project was done and they decided to use the cone as their logo.
Eugene Polley with the world’s first remote Flashmatic.
The famous understatement was actually made twice by two astronauts: Jack Swigert said, “____________." Mission Control said, "This is ______. Say again, please.“ Then Jim Lovell said, “____________." On the recording, Swigert is garbled at the beginning, while Lovell is clear, so the recording of Lovell is often heard, leading to the impression he said it, even though Swigert said it first. It's commonly misquoted as, “______________“.
“Houston, we’ve had a problem” instead of “Houston, we have a problem”
X uses a customized version of the open standard Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). Upon installation, it creates a user account using one's phone number as username. X’s software automatically compares all phone numbers from the device's address book with its central database of X users to automatically add contacts to the user's X contact list. Multimedia messages are sent by uploading the image, audio or video to be sent to a HTTP server and then sending a link to the content along with its Base64 encoded thumbnail. X is also famous for repeatedly renewing its yearly lease with its customers without any charge.
In August, EA filed a lawsuit against gaming giant Zynga for its new Facebook game X. Zynga responded by accusing EA of copying Activision’s “The Little Computer People” when it created Y to begin with. It also accused EA of copying Zynga itself. Give me X and Y.
X – The Ville Y - Sims
A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of ______, but it will have various aspects. ________ does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve? -Nelson Mandela What is he talking about?
X is a URL shortening and bookmarking service .X announced October 12, 2010 that users can now automatically generate QR Codes that, when scanned with a mobile QR code reader, automatically direct users to shortened links. On July 10, 2012 X announced it had raised $15 million in new funding led by Khosla Ventures. This announcement came only months after X redesigned its site, allowing users to not only shorten links but also use the site as a social bookmarker. the site redesign has helped to increase daily registration by 300%.
Features of what? The traditional one is printed with eleven lines of block letters. They are not the usual letters or any ordinary typographer’s font. They have a particular simple geometry in which : • the thickness of the lines equals the thickness of the white spaces between lines and the thickness of the gap between letters. • the height and width of the letter is five times the thickness of the line.
Connect the following events: • Announcement of Gmail. • Google increasing Gmail storage to two gigabytes and release of Google Ride Finder. • YouTube implementing its new video page design • Google Street View received a new feature to toggle anaglyph 3D images. It was available by clicking on the icon depicting "pegman" wearing a pair of red/cyan glasses. It can now be used by rightclicking on the image and selecting the 3D mode option or by pressing "T" or "3" on the keyboard.
Real April Fool’s Day Product Launches by Google.
X was a physician from Kolkata who created the world's second and India's first child using IVF, Durga. Unfortunately, he was harassed by the West Bengal government and was not allowed to share his achievements with the international scientific community. His life story has been the subject of various newspaper reviews and he was the inspiration for Pankaj Kapoor's character in the Bengali movie, "Ek Doctor Ki Maut". Identify this individual.
The Turing machine
Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. (42)
Connect Questions 38,39,40,41
Death by suicide.
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