Thursday, 15 January 2009

Quotes and Questions 35 - 13 Jan 09

A wonderful welcome back- this week I am going to try something new with answers to the questions. Im me inworld or send me an email to & i will give you the answer & your own Plancky the Science Bear.


Intelligence is a moral category.
Theodor Adorno

There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to
explore new possibilities.
Ray Charles


P;1) The word has also been applied in Aldous Huxley's Brave New
World, as a form of motion picture that provides the sensation of
touch in addition to sight and sound. A device that adds the tactile
element to entertainment. We still don't have them here, but might
some day. What was this super sensation kind of movie called?

H:2) It the Russian puzzle game which has been shown by researchers at
Oxford University to block your brain from storing bad memories.
Originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in June 1985,
and is available for nearly every video game console and computer
operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators,
mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs and even as an Easter egg
on non-media products like oscilloscopes. It has even been played on
the sides of various buildings, what is it?

P: 3) These pictures are called "of the floating world", is a genre of
Japanese woodblock prints paintings produced between the 17th and the
20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history,
the theatre and pleasure quarters. flourishing in the old Edo capital.
The "floating world" refers to the impetuous urban culture that
bloomed and was a world unto itself.The rising merchant class was
relatively unregulated, therefore "floating." Hokusai, Utamaru and
Hiroshige are among the more famous of these artists. What is it known
as in Japanese?

H: 4) Cartoon physics have been around since the dawn of cartoons.
However in June of 1980, an article "O'Donnell's Laws of Cartoon
Motion"appeared in Esquire. Name one of the laws of Cartoon Physics.

P: 5) It is the ability of some materials (notably crystals and
certain ceramics, including bone) to generate an electric response by
applied mechanical stress. This may take the form of a separation of
electric charge across the crystal lattice. If the material is not
short-circuited, the applied charge induces a voltage across the
material. The word is derived from the Greek which means to squeeze or
press.. The effect finds useful applications such as the production
and detection of sound, generation of high voltages, electronic
frequency generation, and is also the basis of a number of scientific
instrumental techniques with atomic resolution, , and everyday uses
such as acting as the ignition source for cigarette lighters and
push-start propane barbecues. What is this called?

H: 6) This was a mystery religion which became popular among the
military in the Roman Empire, The religion was passed from initiate to
initiate, not based on a body of scripture, and hence has very little
written evidence which survives. Religious practice was centered on
And the tauroctony, an artistic depiction of the mythic hero which
shows him engaged in the ritual slaying of a bull most likely a
symbolic representation of the constellations, and the precession of
the equinoxes, The identification of some constellations in his
portrayal is clear enough: the bull is Taurus, the serpent Hydra, the
dog Canis Major or Minor, the crow or raven Corvus, the goblet Crater,
and the lion Leo, His bronze image emerging from an egg-shaped zodiac
ring was found along Hadrian's Wall . An inscription from the city of
Rome suggests that he may have been seen as the Orphic creator-god
Phanes who emerged from the world egg at the beginning of time,
bringing the universe into existence. He was said to have been born on
December 25, Who was this god.?

P: 7) She exhorted her troops from her chariot, her daughters beside
her. Presenting herself not as an aristocrat avenging her lost wealth,
but as an ordinary person, avenging her lost freedom, her battered
body, and the abused chastity of her daughters. Their cause was just,
and the deities were on their side; the one legion that had dared to
face them had been destroyed. She, a woman, was resolved to win or
die; if the men wanted to live in slavery, that was their choice.
Queen Victoria was seen to be her "namesake". A queen , who led an
uprising of the tribes against the occupying forces of the Roman
Empire. Her statue stands at Westmisinter Pier, Who was she?

H:8) It is a form of energy production created with exercise bicycles
and also cardio vascular machines. It is the electricity generated by
the muscle power of humans or other animals. The Rodent Powered Night
Light is an excellent example of the pet power version of this, what
is it called?.

P:9) In geometry, it is a nine-pointed geometric figure, possibly
originated around 2500 BC.. This also describes nine distinct
personality types and their interrelationships, all mapped around an
ancient symbol of perpetual motion. Each personality type associated
with it represents a map of traits that highlights patterns of
thinking, feeling, and behaving. According to the Personality theory,
the points of the figure indicate a number of ways in which nine
principal ego-archetypal forms or types of human personality are
psychologically connected. What is this figure or system called?

H: 10)He wrote The Wizard of Pung's Corners", where flashy,
over-complex military hardware proved useless against farmers with
shotguns, and "The Tunnel Under the World", where an entire community
is held captive by advertising researchers. He was the only agent
Isaac Asimov ever had, edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine
IF,. In 1965 his book, the Age of the Pussyfoot described Earth of
2527 A.D., which had the joymaker, a jack-of-all-trades device that
combined the functions of cellphone, PDA and web browser, and could
also arrange payment. Who is he?

P: 11) The first science museum was the in Madrid, Spain. Opened in
1752,Museo de Ciencias Naturales, many cities have their collections.
Founded in 1969 by the physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, this one is
dedicated to teaching science through hands-on exhibits. . It features
the Tactile Dome, a three-dimensional pitch-black labyrinth that
visitors must navigate using the sense of touch. We also have one of
these museums on SecondLife, What is it called?

H:12) It is a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH4.
And it is a fuel, in fact the output of this from 72 million sheep
could solve New Zealands fuel problems. However, because it is a gas
at normal temperature and pressure, this is difficult to transport
from its source. So the sheep will have to stay there. What gas do
sheep, cows and termites- whose eating habits produce 150 million
tons- is this?

P: 13) It was adopted in 1795 with the motto "For all people, for all
the time" Created from prison by Louis the sixteenth it was devised of
course after the revolution in France.. The length agreed upon
initially was one ten millionth of the distance along the meridian
from the north pole to Paris. It might have been adopted by all the
people, but not in America. What is this system called?

H 14) His parents, both mathematicians, were employed together on the
team that built the Manchester Mark 1, one of the earliest computers.
& taught him to use mathematics everywhere, even at the dinner table.
While at Oxford, he built a computer with a soldering iron, TTL gates,
an M6800 processor and an old television. He left the Church of
England, a religion in which he had been brought up, as a teenager
just after being confirmed because he could not "believe in all kinds
of unbelievable things." He is credited with building the world wide
web. Who is he?

P: 15) There is a list of the seven virtues to oppose the seven deadly
sins. They are Chastity - Lust, Temperance- Gluttony, Charity- Greed,
Diligence- Sloth, Patience- Wrath, Kindness- Envy, what is the last

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