Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

2 - What is a perfect number?

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

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

5 - The pH scale measures...

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

7 - Who is credited with the wave theory of light?

8 - Who sponsored the most widely adopted school computer in the UK in the early 1980's?

9 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

10 - How many planets can be seen with normal 20/20 vision, unaided by telescopes, and unhindered by light polution?

11 - Of the following, who did NOT take part in the development of the first steam engines?

12 - Which of the following are all leptons?

13 - What is the collective name for the asteroids that are co-orbital with Jupiter?

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

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

16 - What model of rocket is shown below?

17 - Which computer language was originally not interpreted?

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

19 - The mammal pictured below has a number of nearly-unique characteristics for a mammal. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

20 - What does EPROM stand for (in relation to computers)?