Another Small Quiz...
Chand Man... For you!
Q1. Shildon Glashow, Gerald Weinberg and Steven Feinberg are all Nobel laureates in Physics. When they were schoolmates in the Bronx High School for Science, they regularly wrote for a science fiction magazine called ETAOINSHRDLU. What is the origin of this rather weird name?
Q2. Johannes George Bednorz and Kane Alexander Mahler of IBM won the 1987 Physics Nobel Prize for their discovery of high temperature superconductivity in oxide ceramic materials. This was, however, not what Bednorz and MÃ¼ler were actually searching for. What were they actually trying to find?
Q3. "I have watched through his eyes, I have listened through his ears and tell you he is the one. Or at leaxt as close as we are going to get" are the starting lines of which classic Sci-Fi novel?
Q4. The sitter of the lot: What is special about the words: 10-22-38 ASTORIA?
Q5. Which movies title comes from a William Burroughs story about people who supply medical instruments to outlawed doctors who can't obtain them legally. The movie had nothing to do with this but the director liked the name and obtained permission to use it.
1. The magazine name composed of the most frequently used English alphabets in descending order. Read "The Dancing Men" in which Sherlock Holmes cracks a code based on this fact.
2. The were trying to discover the perfect insulator. Instead they ended up discovering the perfect conductor.
3. Orson Scott Card's Enders Game
4. First words to be photocopied
5. Blade Runner