10 most difficult science riddlesScience quiz
Where is The Encyclopaedia Britannica produced?
The Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopaedia still being produced (currently only in the online version). It was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1901, after it was taken over by an American firm, the Britannica shortened and simplified articles to broaden its appeal in the North American market. Although publication has been based in the United States since 1901, the Britannica has largely maintained British spelling.
Who was the first to create a zoo and botanical garden for scientific study?
Throughout his conquests of Asia, Alexander the Great collected many plant and animal specimens for Aristotle’s research. This allowed Aristotle to develop in Athens the first zoo and botanical garden in existence.
What is deltiology?
Hobby of collecting postcards
Science of quantum equations
Science of wines
Field of medicine, about intestines
Officially the biggest collection postcards has got Mario Morby from Great Britain. Contains 1 000 265 pieces. It is officially record in Guinness Book of Records.
The study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags is called...
Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. A person who studies flags is a vexillologist, one who designs flags is a vexillographer, and the art of flag-designing is called vexillography.
Which mathematician laid the foundations for abstract algebra (especially the group theory)?
Évariste Galois was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a problem standing for 350 years. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He died at age 20 from wounds suffered in a duel.
The study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources is called...
The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources".
What is the name of this butterfly species?
This butterfly species has been descoverd in 2017 by Canadian Vazrick Nazari. He called it this way because of similarity to Trump's hairstyle.
What was the name of the first and only Soviet space shuttle?
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 metal has the highest reflectivity and thermal conductivity?
Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal.
What is a tachymeter?
an instrument designed to measure angles and distances
device designed to measure the speed of vehicle movement
device for measuring the acceleration of heart rate
an instrument measuring the speed of rotation of the drive shaft in the engine
A tachymeter or tacheometer is a type of theodolite used for rapid measurements and determines, electronically or electro-optically, the distance to target. The principles of action are similar to those of rangefinders.