Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 10-9-2014: The Large Hadron Collider

Oh, well, now … 

That’s Christmas sorted out then … !


You’ve possibly realised I’m something of an Apple fan, hand’t you … ?

Three Macs, occasional posts on the subject … ?   Yeah, I’m assuming you’ve worked out I like them.

So, their big announcement, yesterday, that they’d be producing the new Apple Watch, at some point, next year … ?

Well, I was mailing my family, with a certain amount of desperation, I know that … !

About the only flaw with the thing … ?   Is that they didn’t call it the iWatch.

Although, let’s be frank.

Apple may be saving that for the much rumoured TV … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicence and video … 

Q1) 10th September, 2008, saw the Large Hadron Collider, powered up.   In which Swiss city … ?
Q2) The Collider is operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research: also known as what?
Q3) The collider was switched off, nine days after being switched on: after a leak of liquid Helium.   What was the Helium used for: cooling, heating or superconducting?
Q4) In 2012, the Collider contributed to the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle.  Which particle: the Wiggs bosun, the Jiggs poisson or Higgs boson?
Q5) The LHC Computer Grid provides computer analysis for the Collider project.   As of 2012 it contains 170 computer centers: in how many countries?
Q6) As of 2012, that computer grid was analysing how much data per year:  25 megabytes, 25 gigabytes or 25 petabytes?
Q7) In 2011, experiments at the Collider showed particles traveling faster than what … ?
Q8) One experimental group that uses the Collider is A Large Ion Collider Experiment.   The experiment’s also known under which girl’s name … ?
Q9) 2011 saw quark-gluon plasma created at the Collider.   Quark-gluon plasma is the densest kind of matter findable, out side of a what: a white dwarf, quasar or black hole?
Q10) Finally … Which Dan Brown novel features antimatter made by the Collider?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th September, 1969, saw the act passed the made French an official language in Canada.   What’s the only Canadian province to have an English speaking minority … ?
A1) The mostly French speaking province: Quebec.
Q2) 9th September, 1914, saw the formation of the first fully mechanized brigade in the British Army.   Which country was that brigade from?
A2) Canada: as a Commonwealth brigade, the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade would’ve benn considered part of the UK’s army.
Q3) 9th September, 1850, saw California become a state of the USA.   What animal features on the flag of California: a cougar, a bear or a wolf?
A3) A bear.
Q4) 9th September, 1791, saw Washington DC formally named: after George Washington.   What does the DC stand for … ?
Q5) Finally … 9th September, 9AD, saw six tribes defeat three Roman legions: in the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest.   The forest is in what’s now which European country … ?
A5) Germany.
I’ll leave you with a lot of physicists who aren’t good at rapping … 

And this opinion, from Dr Brian Cox …
“Anyone who thinks the Large Hadron Collider will destroy the world is a twat.”

Dr Brian Cox.
Have a good day … !

*        Trouble with Tribbles … ?    *Groan* … ! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sorry. Couldn't resist! :D

1. Geneva
3. cooling
4. Higgs boson
5. 36
6. 25 pentabytes
7. light
8. Alice
9. black hole
10. Angels & Demons