Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?

2 - What does 'SAS' stand for (when related to computer hard disks)?

3 - What scientific phenomenon is often (mistakenly) thought as having been first reported by Columbus?

4 - Which element was named after the country 'Cyprus'?

5 - Which of the following is not a formula for energy?

6 - Which of these aircraft designers was responsible for the Hawker Hurricane fighter plane?

7 - Which of the following is not credited to the Chinese?

8 - Which of these is an example of an extremophile?

9 - Which ancient people is generally (and somewhat controversially) credited with the invention of the zero?

10 - Who discovered and capitalized alternating current?

11 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

12 - Which extra solar planet is currently known as orbiting a brown dwarf?

13 - What is a perfect number?

14 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

15 - How far away from is the Earth from the Sun (on average) ?

16 - Which one has explored the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the ocean?

17 - What has been found to be special about the star BPM 37093 in Centaurus?

18 - Which British Astronomer has a Lunar crater named after him?

19 - Who is the only person to hold a patent on a chemical element?

20 - What bridge shook itself to destruction leading to the new science of wind engineering?