Daily Quiz: Thursday 24th September 2020
What was the name of the first processor Intel produced?
In 1969, Nippon Calculating Machine Corporation approached Intel to design 12 custom chips for its new Busicom 141-PF printing calculator. Intel purchased the rights from Nippon Calculating Machine Corporation and launched the Intel 4004 processor and its chipset with an advertisement in the November 15, 1971. This revolutionary microprocessor, the size of a little fingernail, delivered the same computing power as the first electronic computer built in 1946, which filled an entire room.
What is the Māori word for young woman?
What's the name of the river that runs through Egypt?
The Nile flows north for about 6,650 kilometers, from the African Great Lakes through the Sahara desert before emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. It goes through 11 countries — Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt — and drains 3.3 million square kilometers, or about 10% of the African continent.
Which fictional city is the home of Batman?
Batman is also known as the 'Caped Crusader', the 'World's Greatest Detective', and the 'Dark Knight'. While most superheroes have superpowers, Batman does not. He relies on his martial arts skills, detective skills, physical strength, intellect, wealth, technology, and will to face the criminals in Gotham City.
P is the symbol for Phosphorus on the periodic table of elements.
What is a Geiger Counter used to detect?
A Geiger counter has two main parts—a sealed tube, or chamber, filled with gas, and an information display. Radiation enters the tube and when it collides with the gas, it pushes an electron away from the gas atom and creates an ion pair. A wire in the middle of the tube attracts electrons, creating other ion pairs and sending a current through the wire. The current goes to the information display and moves a needle across a scale or makes a number display on a screen. These devices usually provide "counts per minute," or the number of ion pairs created every 60 seconds. If the loud speaker is on, it clicks every time an ion pair is created. The number of clicks indicates how much radiation is entering the Geiger counter chamber
Santa fe is the capital of what state?
San Miguel Mission or San Miguel Chapel is the oldest surviving church in the United States located in Santa Fe. It is a Spanish colonial mission church built in the early 1600s. It was damaged in the Pueblo Revolt in 1680 but was resurrected again.
The twelve signs are balanced by the four basic elements. Which element is Aquarius associated with?
Aquarians are thought to be the most humanitarian astrological sign and spend a lot of time trying to change the world via grassroots, people empowerment. Aquarians are not just advocates for a better world; they are the people on the front lines of the social and environmental revolution. They’re not afraid to go down for an important cause, so bring on the marches for social justice.
What is the approximate population of Wanaka?
The first European in the area was Nathaniel Chalmers, who was guided inland by Chief Reko in 1853. Maori knowledge of the region is evidenced by an earlier sketch map from Chief Te Huruhuru at Waimate. European settlement began in the Upper Clutha River Valley in the 1850s, with the establishment of sheep stations by runholders. The first station was at Albert Town, the only place where settlers could ford the Clutha River. The present site of Wanaka was first surveyed in 1863, and settlement increased in Pembroke (the old name for Wanaka) during the 1870s because of timber milling in the Matukituki Valley and the use of Lake Wanaka for transport. Tourism in the town began in 1867 with the opening of the first hotel, by Theodore Russell. Wanaka proved a very popular tourist destination because of its borderline continental climate and easy access to snow and water. The world's first sheepdog trials were reportedly held in Wanaka in 186
Which planet is the closest to Earth?
Known as Earth’s “sister planet” due to their similar size, Venus is the only planet in the solar system named after a female goddess. Like the moon, Venus represents many of the classically feminine traits. Glowing, gorgeous Venus is the brightest planet in the night sky. Only the moon (not a planet per se) shines brighter, in fact. Along with rosy Jupiter, she is one of the “great benefics”: a planet that astrologically speaking, bring a primarily positive affect. In Roman mythology, she is the goddess of love, sex, beauty, pleasure, and what—and who—we treasure