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Science Quiz
« on: August 30, 2009, 09:52:28 PM »
http://pewresearch.org/sciencequiz

How well do you compare?

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 12:07:13 AM »
Science isn't just what's been in the news.

12/12
I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 01:27:14 AM »
12
Cause you're so beautiful
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Or a high-class prostitute
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Mmm, you could be a part-time model
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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 11:25:25 AM »
12, but technically two of their answers are wrong, and a third was poorly written.

Hydrogen and helium are certainly both implicated in a rise in the Earth's temperature, since the sun rather uses both in its whole 'really hot hotness' game.  And some lasers do use focused sound waves, although it's not the sound waves that are emitted.


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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 11:34:06 AM »
Ehhhh. So we get to wear shorts year 'round and talk in funny high voices. S'what's the problem?

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 11:38:28 AM »
:huh:  If the sun's helium winds up here, then we've got other problems a lot.  :lol:

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 12:23:11 PM »
:nonplused:

That wouldn't be a laser. It'd be a saser. Are you talking about photoacoustic spectroscopy?
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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 12:26:45 PM »
12/12

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 12:32:35 PM »
12



Edit:  Heh, BC is skewing the results.
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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 12:34:16 PM »
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That wouldn't be a laser. It'd be a saser.

Ne, ne, ne -- they have lasers that use soundwaves to compress the lasing medium (gas) and make it lase.  The laser is still a laser, but the stimulation by electrical radiation part gets a boost from the sonics.  This is not the same as the misnamed 'acoustic laser' things that just emit severe soundwaves.

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2009, 01:00:04 PM »
lasbsw. then.
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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2009, 01:49:26 PM »
Well, there's still the usual radiation.  The sound, I dunno, compresses the gas, or something.  It's sound-enhanced, maybe.

SELASER?  I only accept laser, maser, and phaser.  No graser, etc.  Three is enough.

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 05:47:16 PM »
If you went 2000 years back in time, how much could you help jumpstart modern technology?

I like the idea better than the execution, but it's still pretty cool.

I got "17th or even 19th century".  I'm guessing they mean that as a range, not that those are pretty much the same.  I got three wrong, but unfortunately it's not easy to tell which three, etc.  :(

Ironically, my desktop image at the moment is one of those Keep This Handy! time-travel cheatsheets, but it's too small to actually read . . . .

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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 05:57:35 PM »
10th century.   :(

They give you the correct answers with your results.  You'd have to go back through and remember how you answered each question.
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Re: Science Quiz
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 07:40:37 PM »
Yeah, but it wouldn't let me back up, and I was lazy.  :shrug:

I also wasn't sure it would give me exactly the same questions if I did it twice, but I was too lazy to even check.  :P