Science, nature & technology 26

From the quiz on 10/5/16.

  1. What is the usual British name for the analgesic and antipyretic often known in North America as acetaminophen or by the proprietary name Tylenol? Paracetamol

  2. A fulgurite is an irregular tube of glassy rock formed when sand or other sediment is fused and vitrified by which natural phenomenon? Lightning

  3. Dourine, grass sickness and strangles are diseases that affect which small family of animals? Equidae (horses)

  4. What name, from the Latin for “down”, is given to the fine, soft hair that covers the body of a human fetus or newborn baby? Lanugo

  5. In classical mechanics, what equivalent units do both linear momentum and impulse have? kg·m·s⁻¹ or N·s

  6. What is the German-derived common name of the vulture with binomial name Gypaetus barbatus, which is noted for its ability to break bones by dropping them from a great height? Lammergeier

  7. Which chemical element (with atomic number 32) was the basis of the very first transistor, which was invented by a team at Bell Labs in 1947? Germanium

  8. In mathematics, what Latin name is given to a ring doughnut–shaped surface that may be obtained topologically as the Cartesian product of two circles? Torus

  9. In computer security, for what does the name of the network attack DDoS stand? Distributed denial of service

  10. What name, from the Greek for “wrapping around”, is given to the involuntary wave-like contraction and relaxation of muscles in the intestines and other bodily canals that push their contents forward? Peristalsis


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