Science, nature & technology 45

From the quiz on 11/7/17.

  1. Which number on the pH scale represents neutral? 7

  2. Which two chemical elements are named after US states? Californium and tennessine

  3. The flightless cormorant, lava heron, Floreana mockingbird and fourteen of the fifteen species of tanager known as Darwin’s finches are all endemic to which archipelago? Galápagos Islands

  4. Argyria is a disease in which prolonged exposure to which chemical element (or its compounds) causes the skin to turn blue–grey? Silver

  5. Injective, additive, monotonic, compactly-supported, holomorphic, Lipschitz and càdlàg are all types of what mathematical object? Function/map

  6. In optics, for what does the acronym laser stand? Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

  7. Chondrocytes are specialized cells that form what type of bodily tissue, which in humans may be found in the epiglottis, the nose and the outer ear? Cartilage

  8. Which programming language was created in the early 1980s by Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup? C++

  9. Since NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, all human travel to and from the International Space Station has been conducted as part of which Russian space-flight programme? Soyuz

  10. What is the common name of Diomedea exulans, a species of albatross that has the longest wingspan of any living bird (up to 11 feet)? Wandering albatross

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