Friday, 6 January 2012

Quiz answers

Happy New Year everyone!

Here's what you've all been waiting for...the answers to the Christmas quiz and links for more information :)

1. The smallest planet ever detected was found this year. What has it been named?

A: Kepler-22b. More info from the New Scientist

2. Which of life’s most frustrating situations could be solved by the creation of SLIPS?

A:  Getting the last bit of ketchup out of the bottom of the bottle. SLIPS= Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surface.  More info from the British Science Association  

3. Opened in June, where is the longest bridge over water?

A: NE China, The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge.

And for a bonus gold star…it is longer than what?

A marathon...the bridge is 26.4 miles long More info from Discover magazine

4. True or false: Experiments have suggested that something may travel faster than the speed of light?

A: True; although it is still under debate/further investigation. More info from the British Science Association

5. Which 2012 Olympic venue won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence at the Structural Awards 2011?

A: London Velodrome. More info from the Institution of Structural Engineers 

6. If you’ve bought perfume for someone as a Christmas present, how likely are they to like it?

A: Not very. More info from the British Science Association

7. What could car tyres and dessert have in common in the future?

ASugar. More info from Chemical and Engineering News

8. Apart from the obvious, which prehistoric animal came in Leopard print?

A: Horses. More info from ScienceNews

9. Researchers at MIT have produced a camera which captures images at how many exposures per second?

A: One trillion. More info from the Engineer

 10. What does the Higgs field do to particles?

A: Gives them mass. More info from the Guardian

I hope you did well!

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