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What was the name of the first and only Soviet space shuttle? Buran.
Buran (Snowstorm or Blizzard) was the first spaceplane to be produced as part of the Soviet Buran programme. OK-1K1 completed one unmanned spaceflight in 1988, and was destroyed in 2002 It remains the only Soviet reusable spacecraft to be launched into space.
Which Greek inventor is called the "father of pneumatics"? Ctesibius.
Ctesibius or Ktesibios or Tesibius was a Greek inventor and mathematician in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt. He wrote the first treatises on the science of compressed air and its uses in pumps (and even cannons). This, in combination with his work on the elasticity of air, earned him the title of "father of pneumatics."
What was the name of the first commercial car radio? Motorola.
In 1930, Paul and Joseph Galvin together with William Lear developed the first car radio on the dashboard and called it "Motorola". The word "Motorola" meant "sound in motion". The first part pointed to the engine, the second part was the popular suffix "ola"
Which of these is not one of the basic units of the SI system? V (volt).
The International System of Units (abbreviated as SI) is the modern form of the metric system, and is the most widely used system of measurement. It comprises a coherent system of units of measurement built on seven base units (ampere, kelvin, second, metre, kilogram, candela, mole) and a set of twenty decimal prefixes to the unit names and unit symbols.
Which of the following electronics companies is not headquartered in Japan? Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Electronics is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. It is the flagship company of the Samsung Group, with assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries. It is the world's largest information technology company and chipmaker by revenue.
Which of the following acronyms does not refer to mobile communication? SMART.
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; often written as SMART) is a monitoring system included in computer hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), and eMMC drives. Its primary function is to detect and report various indicators of drive reliability with the intent of anticipating imminent hardware failures.