Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

2 - What potential source of danger to space travellers was discovered by this Scientist?

3 - Which famous Astronomer had a gold prosthetic nose, having lost the real one in a duel?

4 - Which of these standards is not used for connecting daughter boards to computers' mother board?

5 - Given the following standard phase diagram (temperature vs pressure) of compound y, what phase or phases of matter are present at point x?

6 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

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 - What is the other giant spiral galaxy of the Local Group, along with the Milky Way?

11 - Truth and beauty were the names of two sorts of quarks, what were the other four?

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

13 - For research in what field did Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield win the Nobel prize of Medicine in 2003?

14 - Who was the only US Astronaut to fly aboard Gemini, Apollo and the STS (Shuttle), including two maiden flights?

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

16 - How was the NASA probe Climate Orbiter lost in 1999?

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

18 - What is one difference between RNA and DNA?

19 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

20 - What is the greatest number of electrons that can fit into the first electron shell (also called an energy level)?