Hard Science & Technology Quiz


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

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

3 - Who discovered and capitalized alternating current?

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

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

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

7 - What is the process by which a eukaryotic cell divides into two new cells?

8 - What is a Lagrange point?

9 - What is the number phi equal to?

10 - According to the Nyquist-Shannon theory:

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

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

13 - Which of the following are all leptons?

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

15 - Which is not one of the six classical simple machines?

16 - During WW2, the British created a machine called Colossus to break the German Fish cypher. Who was not involved in the project?

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

18 - We say a planet is in ________ when that planet is furthest away from the sun.

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

20 - What is the name of the largest known cellestial body belonging to the Solar system that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto?