SCITECH FINALS

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The _____________ website hosts free user-generated classified advertisements for urban communities around the world and provides discussion forums sorted by various topics.co-founded in March 2006 by Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and Alec Oxenford. In August 2009, _________was named a good competitor to Craigslist in the United States by TechCrunch. In December 2009, _______ Inc. was named a rival to Craigslist by BusinessWeek.

• OLX

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X actually described five types:: 1. The first XY is the snapping sound first heard at the systolic pressure. Clear tapping, repetitive sounds for at least two consecutive beats is considered the systolic pressure. 2. The second sounds are the murmurs heard for most of the area between the systolic and diastolic pressures. 3. The third sound was described as a loud, crisp tapping sound. 4. The fourth sound, at pressures within 10 mmHg above the diastolic blood pressure, was described as "thumping" and "muting". 5. The fifth XY is silence as the cuff pressure drops below the diastolic blood pressure. The disappearance of sound is considered diastolic blood pressure -- 2 mmHg below the last sound heard. The second and third XYs have no known clinical significance.

• The five Korotkoff sounds

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The October 1918 issue of Notes and Queries contains a multi-article entry on the word "___________" A discussion arose at the Plymouth meeting of the Devonshire Association in 1916 when it was suggested that this word should be recorded in the list of local verbal provincialisms. Several members dissented from its inclusion on the ground that it is in common use throughout the country; and a naval officer who was present said that it has for years been a popular expression in the service for a tool or implement, the exact name of which is unknown or has for the moment been forgotten. I have also frequently heard it applied by motor-cycle friends to the collection of fitments to be seen on motor cycles. In fact, to borrow from present-day Army slang, '__________' is applied to 'any old thing.'

• Gadget

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In February 1980, Mark Hughes began selling the original __________ weight loss product from the trunk of his car. Hughes often stated that the genesis of his product and program stemmed from the weight loss concerns of his mother Joanne, whose premature death he attributed to an eating disorder and an unhealthy approach to weight loss. His goal was to change the nutritional habits of the world. It all started with a protein shake to help people manage their weight. Along with introducing people to a healthier way to live, Mark wanted to give people the opportunity to earn extra income., enabling people to become ________Independent Distributors and earn part-time or fulltime income.

• Herbalife

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"Surendra" can do anything to get "Manisha" to love him. Desperate to impress her and unable to do so himself, he seeks the help of his maverick scientist professor . The professor comes up with a clone who will do the bit of impressing Manisha, and once the task is accomplished, the real Surendra will take over. However, things go berserk after the professor gives Surendra’s clone - an android robot - the ability to think and act like humans. He bestows the clone named "US 47" with human discretion and human emotion. The idea of the clone backfires when US 47 starts using his discretion and falls in love with Manisha. Using his robotic strength and human intelligence, and of course the help of a lab monkey , US 47 proves to be a formidable enemy to Surendra over Manisha. Now the mad professor, Surendra, his twin brother ________ and Manisha need to get together to solve the problem Yaaav Filmdu plotuu?

• Hollywood

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The First Hundred Years was the first ongoing TV soap opera in the United States that began as a daytime serial, airing on CBS from December 4, 1950 until June 27, 1952...something was unveiled which later rescued decades' worth of soap opera actors, newscasters and politicians from the embarrassment.(it was used in this Tv show for the first time) What?

• Teleprompter

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"X" and "Y" are colloquial terms for deposits of fat around a person's midsection, especially visible on the sides over theabdominal external oblique muscle. Xs are visible deposits on each side of the abdomen or lower back (that a hypothetical lover might grab to pull the subject into an embrace). A Y appears to encircle the abdomen (thus resembling an automobile tire). "Z" is a term used for a person whose midsection spills over the waistline of his or her pants in a manner that resembles the top of above mentioned shizz spilling over its baking pan.

• X, Y- “Love handles” and "spare tire“ • Z- "Muffin top"

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... it refers to the recording of an activity by a participant in the activity typically by way of small wearable or portable personal technologies. It has also been described as "inverse surveillance", i.e. from the word surveillance which is formed from "sur" (French for "from above") and "veiller" (French for "to watch"), by changing "sur" to "______" (French for "from below"). It typically involves community-based recording from first person perspectives, without necessarily involving any specific political agenda, whereas inverse-surveillance is a form of X that is typically directed at, or used to collect data to analyze or study, surveillance or its proponents. Whats it/x?

• Sousveillance

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Article on Mashable. When X launched a round, self-adjusting thermostat built more like an iPhone than an appliance, we didn’t think we’d seen anything like it. Y evidently, disagreed. The diversified technology and manufacturing company announced on Monday it is suing the startup over alleged infringement of seven of its thermostat tech patents. The patents are, among other things, related to use of natural language, user interfaces, a thermostat’s inner design, an electric circuit used to divert power from the user’s home electrical system to provide power to a thermostat and controlling a thermostat with information stored in a remote location. The lawsuit also names Best Buy, which sells the Thermostat. “From our iconic ’round thermostat’ to the first programmable and simple-to-use touch screen thermostats, Y is known for setting the standard in home comfort and energy efficiency.” said Beth Wozniak, the president of YEnvironmental and Combustion Controls, in a statement.

• X- Nest Labs • Y- Honeywell

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In December 2011, X apologized to 'Advanced Materials' – a peer-reviewed journal, for reproducing text of other scientists in his research paper. His collaborator and the other senior author of the paper S. B. Krupanidhi claims that the mistake was made by an IISc student, “These sentences were part of the introduction of the paper, which was written by our student, that neither of us (namely, the senior authors, X and Krupanidhi) paid attention to.” He however clarified to the media that no action would be taken against the student. On March 11, 2012, The Hindu published three more instances of plagiarism by X and his collaborators. In a subsequent article in The Hindu on the same topic, a young theoretical physicist from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, Dr. Rahul Siddharthan, pointed out other instances where papers published by X's group contain plagiarized text. The article also criticizes X for passing the responsibility to his collaborators Krupanidhi and his student,while being the corresponding author and last author (typically reserved for the senior author "who plans and conceives the experiment"). This incident also sparked widespread debate on why a senior scientist should be a communicating author when that person has little personal involvement with the paper.

• X- C. N. R. Rao

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___________is a music video website. It is a joint venture among Sony Music Entertainment,Universal Music Group, and Abu Dhabi Media with EMI licensing its content to the group without taking an ownership stake.The service was launched officially on December 8, 2009.The videos on _____ are syndicated across the web,with Google and __________sharing the advertising revenue. ____________ offers music videos from three of the "big four" major record labels: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and EMI.Warner Music Group was initially reported to be considering hosting its content on _______,but subsequently formed a rival alliance with MTV Networks. There are more than 45,000 videos available on __________.

• Vevo

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He co-founded SELCO INDIA (in 1995), a social enterprise, to eradicate poverty by promoting sustainable technologies in rural India. With its headquarters in Bangalore , SELCO has 25 branches in Karnataka and Gujarat. Today SELCO INDIA has installed solar lighting systems in over 120,000 households in the rural areas of these states. HE has won the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy 2005 and Tech Museum Award 2005. Hande has also received the world’s leading green energy award from Prince Charles in 2005. In 2007 SELCO INDIA won the Outstanding Achievement Award from Ashden Awards. The award was presented by Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States of America. Hande was named the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation. He was also the featured attendee and speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative 2007. In 2008, Hande was chosen by Business Today as one of the 21 young leaders for India’s 21st century. In mid 2008, India Today named him one of the 50 pioneers of change in India. He was awarded with Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011, also sometimes referred to as Asia's Nobel Prize, for “his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO India”.

• Harish Hande

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The number gained a degree of popular attention when Martin Gardner described it in the "Mathematical Games" section of Scientific American in November 1977, writing that, "In an unpublished proof, _____ has recently established ... a bound so vast that it holds the record for the largest number ever used in a serious mathematical proof." The 1980 Guinness Book of World Records repeated Gardner's claim, adding to the popular interest in this number. X is unimaginably larger than other well-known large numbers such as a googol, googolplex, and even larger than Skewes' number and Moser's number. Indeed, the observable universe is far too small to contain an ordinary digital representation of X, assuming that each digit occupies at least one Planck volume. Even power towers of the form are useless for this purpose, although it can be easily described by recursive formulas using Knuth's up-arrow notation or the equivalent, as was done by ______. The last ten digits of X are ...2464195387.

• Graham’s number

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It is the spasmodic contraction of diaphragm that repeats several time per minute . In humans the abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the epiglottis to close, creating the noise. In medical term it is known as Synchronous Diaphragmatic Flutter(SDF) or singultus. How do we know it better?

• Hiccup

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The name comes from the Greek word for 'coal', because of the black skin lesions developed by victims with a cutaneous X infection. Robert Koch, a German physician and scientist, first identified the bacterium that caused the X disease in 1875 X is an acute disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus Y. Most forms of the disease are lethal, and it affects both humans and other animals. It is the production of two powerful exo-toxins and lethal toxin by the bacteria that causes death. Id X.

• Anthrax

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• First appearance of zero anywhere

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• 50/-25

• 40/-20

• 30/-15

• 20/-10

• 10

Answer

• The named galaxies

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X, a new incubator to be based on a ship 12 miles off the California coast, will see its first round of funding led by big-name investor Y. The floating “seastead” will host 1,000 entrepreneurs just a few miles from San Francisco. Its main draw is its location in international waters — a perfect, if temporary, solution for non-U.S. entrepreneurs looking for a way to get closer to Silicon Valley. The X team includes CEO Max Marty, the son of two Cuban immigrants and former director at the Seasteading Institute (another Y-funded project); Dario Mutabdzija, also a former Seasteading Institute director; and Dan Dascalescu, formerly a software developer at Yahoo. The ship will be a live-work-play barge or yacht within ferrying distance of San Francisco or Silicon Valley. Ideally, the team hopes to offer 24-hour catering, a gym, entertainment areas, modern office spaces, shops and high-speed Internet access. Basic accommodations will cost around $1,200 per person, per month — a significant discount from what one might expect to pay to live in or near San Francisco.

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• Blueseed

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The average valuation of a X-backed company, according to co-founder Paul Graham, is $22.4 million. The program consists of weekly dinners where guests come to speak to the founders. The dinners last for the duration of the three month program, but all founders have the life-long ability to book office hours with the X venture partners. At the end of the program X holds Demo Day, where top Silicon Valley angel investors and venture capital firms come to watch the companies present. Attending investors range from VC firms like Sequoia Capital to celebrity angel investors like Ashton Kutcher. The application process consists of a written application and a 10 minute in-person interview where X flies the team members to Mountain View at X's expense of up to $600. While it's strongly recommended by the program for companies to have at least two founders, single founders have also been funded in extremely rare circumstances. The acceptance rate is between 2.5% and 3.5%. Founder's pic in next slide who became famous in 1988 due to some shizz that he did for which he was convicted under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

• X- Y combinator

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An example of ______________, is the fraudulent practice of stealing money repeatedly in extremely small quantities, usually by taking advantage of rounding to the nearest cent (or other monetary unit) in financial transactions. It would be done by always rounding down, and putting the fractions of a cent into another account. The idea is to make the change small enough that any single transaction will go undetected. __________ has played a key role in the plots of several films. The earliest mention of this practice was in the UK TV series The Sweeney, a 1976 episode called "Tomorrow Man", of a man rounding up percentage points and putting the difference in his own account (totaling two million dollars), using a computer. In Y, Peter, Michael Bolton, and Samir Nagheenanajar decide to divert the supposedly "rounded-off" portions of banking interest deposits after Michael and Samir learn that they will be laid off. However, they end up taking much more than the fractions of a cent because of a misplaced decimal point.

• Salami slicing

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The origins of X lie in Mithapur, a remote town in Gujarat, where a Y engineer, Darbari Seth, was concerned about the enormous quantities of energy his factory spent on desalination.He proposed the idea of a research institute to tackle the depletion of natural resources and energy scarcity.The Chairman of the conglomerate "Y", liked the idea and accepted the proposal. X was set up with a modest corpus of 35 million rupees.On the invitation of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, X registered in Delhi in 1974 as the ____________. As the scope of its activities widened over a period of time, it was renamed X in 2003.

• Teri

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Tribute to whom?

• Edward j Muybridge

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In the 1820s X calculated that an object the size of the Earth, and at its distance from the Sun, should be considerably colder than the planet actually is if warmed only by the effects of incoming solar radiation. He examined various possible sources of the additional observed heat in articles published in 1824 and 1827.While he ultimately suggested that interstellar radiation might be responsible for a large portion of the additional warmth, X's consideration of the possibility that the Earth's atmosphere might act as an insulator of some kind is widely recognized as the first proposal of what is now known as the _____________.In his articles X referred to an experiment by de Saussure, who lined a vase with blackened cork. Into the cork, he inserted several panes of transparent glass, separated by intervals of air. Midday sunlight was allowed to enter at the top of the vase through the glass panes. The temperature became more elevated in the more interior compartments of this device.X concluded that gases in the atmosphere could form a stable barrier like the glass panes. This conclusion may have contributed to the later use of the metaphor of the '_________________' to refer to the processes that determine atmospheric temperatures. X noted that the actual mechanisms that determine the temperatures of the atmosphere included convection, which was not present in de Saussure's experimental device.

• X-fourier

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What it eeez?Whats it named after?

• Manhattan henge

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Many were hesitant to try it in the beginning,” Mr. Toshniwal says. “However, once they tasted it, they liked it. You cannot taste the X as it is mixed with other ingredients.” He also believes the drink will cure diseases. The X is distilled before it is mixed with traditional Indian herbs and medicinal plants such as Brahmi and basil and water in a 1-to-7 ratio. "Gau"loka Peya comes in four flavors – orange, khus(a fragrant Asian grass), rose, and lemon. A bottle costs about $3. “It is like any regular sweet drink, without the harmful side effects,” Toshniwal says. What does it contain?

• Cows urine

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_________ treated patients both individually and in groups. With individuals he would sit in front of his patient with his knees touching the patient's knees, pressing the patient's thumbs in his hands, looking fixedly into the patient's eyes. X made "passes", moving his hands from patients' shoulders down along their arms. He then pressed his fingers on the patient's hypochondrium region (the area below the diaphragm), sometimes holding his hands there for hours. Many patients felt peculiar sensations or had convulsions that were regarded as crises and supposed to bring about the cure. Xism is considered to be a form of vitalism and shares features with other vitalist theories that also emphasize the movement of life "energy" through distinct channels in the body. _____________was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called magnétisme animal and other spiritual forces often grouped together as Xism..

• Mesmer

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Which site did he start?

• Mr skin

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Do not call _________ if there is no ‘serious people emergency’. It is not a number for enquiry or information gathering. Do not play around by dialing _______ as a joke. Otherwise a call in real emergency could be blocked and a life will be lost. If you happen to call ______ by accident then do not hang up until the officer asks you to do so. Reasons why ____ was chosen 1.It is said that the human soul goes through ______ stages on a journey. 2.__________ is a primordial number resonating accross countries, cultures, religions and is also a prime number to astrologers, astronomers, linguists and mathematicians. 3.Krishna is said to have danced with ______ Gopis the ecstatic Raasa Leela on moon lit nights in Brindavan. 4.______is a technologically acceptable number enabling the processing of calls to occur faster. There are various other reasons as well.These found on website of "this particular service" which is sponsored by an Andhra Conglomerate. What it is? Gimme Blank and the Service.

• 108 (GVK EMRI)

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______________ had a whimsical side and developed a juggling machine, rocket-powered Frisbees, motorized Pogo sticks, a mind-reading machine, a mechanical mouse that could navigate a maze and a device that could solve the Rubik's Cube puzzle. At Bell, he was remembered for riding the halls on a unicycle while juggling three balls. An avid chess player,______________ built a chess-playing computer years before IBM's Deep Blue came along. While on a trip to Russia in 1965, he challenged world champion Mikhail Botvinnik to a match. He lost in 42 moves, considered an excellent showing. _________ (who also happens to be a distant relative of edison)and his wife Betty also used to go on weekends to Las Vegas with M.I.T. mathematician Ed Thorp,and made very successful forays in blackjack.

• Claude Shannon

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• In 1901, Englishman hubert cecil booth invented the very first X. the X worked well and was popular with rich people. it was also used in places such as westminster abbey, buckingham palace and winsor castle . booth's X was so large though that it had to be pulled by a horse and needed six people to operate it. X was for hire only and was never sold

• The first vacuum cleaner

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• The first nose job

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________ is named for Henry Walter X, a British scientist who studied this phenomenon in Amazonian butterflies during the mid- and late nineteenth century. It refers to two or more species that are similar in appearance, but only one of which is armed with spines, stingers, or toxic chemistry, while its apparent double lacks these traits. The second species has no defense other than resembling the unpalatable species and is afforded protection from certain predators by its resemblance to the unpalatable species, which the predator associates with a certain appearance and a bad experience. The close resemblance between certain harmless flies and stinging bees, and the similarity between the colored stripes of the nonpoisonous king snake and those of the highly venomous coral snake, are closely tied with this phenomenon.

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To be as "_____________" is an English idiomatic phrase derived from the observed antics, said to occur only in a (particular month) breeding season of the animal. The phrase is an allusion that can be used to refer to any other animal or human who behaves in the excitable and unpredictable manner of a "_____________"A long-held view is that the animal will behave strangely and excitedly throughout its breeding season, which in Europe is in this month. This odd behaviour includes boxing at other animals of same species, jumping vertically for seemingly no reason and generally displaying abnormal behaviour. An early verbal record of this animal's strange behaviour occurred in about 1500, in the poem Blowbol's Test where the original poet said: Thanne þey begyn to swere and to stare, And be as braynles as a _________ (Then they begin to swerve and to stare, And be as brainless as a ____________)

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Funda/Mashup of what with GoT?

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Error page of?

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Google recently put out a doodle in his honour on 22/02/12. Who the author?

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X rose to internet prominence with his Silicon Valley blog, Y. It covers internet startups and news. In early September 2011 X was reported to be no longer employed by Y but associated with a new investment company, AOL Ventures.Within days, it was being reported that he was no longer associated with AOL Ventures. In May 2010, X was involved in a verbal confrontation with CEO of Yahoo!, Carol Bartz. X started the interview by asking Bartz, "So how the f**k are you?" To which she responded, "Is that appropriate?". Later in the interview, Bartz became perturbed with X's criticism of the Yahoo! business model of conglomeration rather than single revenue source producers. Bartz then responded to X saying, "you are involved in a very tiny company" and ended the exchange by telling him to "f**k off." Bartz received some support from bloggers for her response, including Guy Kawasaki who stated, "I respect Carol Bartz even more now."

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The X effect, also known as X-ing, occurs when a popular website links to a smaller site, causing a massive increase in traffic. This overloads the smaller site, causing it to slow down or even temporarily close. The name stems from the huge influx of web traffic that results from the technology news site X linking to websites. The effect has been associated with other websites or metablogs such as Fark, Drudge Report, Reddit, Twitter and Digg, leading to terms such as being Farked or Drudged, or being under the Reddit effect. Major news sites or corporate websites are typically engineered to serve large numbers of requests and therefore do not normally exhibit this effect. Websites that fall victim may be hosted on home servers, offer large images or movie files or have inefficiently generated dynamic content (e.g. many database hits for every web hit even if all web hits are requesting the same page). These websites often become unavailable within a few minutes of a story's appearance, even before any comments have been posted. Occasionally, paying X subscribers (who have access to stories before non-paying users) have rendered a site unavailable even before the story is posted for the general readership. By 2005, reporters were commenting that the X effect had been diminishing.However, there have been subsequent reports of the effect being seen on Twitter when some popular twitterers mention a website.

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• Breaking bad video

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