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#4101 2014-06-13 17:17:14

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Hi ShivamS and bobbym,

The Answers #5081 and #5082 are correct. Fabulous, ShivamS!

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The Answer #5082 is correct, bobbym! Excellent!

#5083. Name the small moon of Neptune, about 18 km (11 mi) in diameter, which orbits the planet in just under one Earth day. Its discovery on 1 July 2013 increased Neptune's retinue of known satellites to fourteen.

#5084. Name the American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces.


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#4102 2014-06-13 17:29:20

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4103 2014-06-14 00:46:45

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5084 is correct. Remarkable!

#5085. Name the English biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929, with Christiaan Eijkman, for the discovery of vitamins. He also discovered the amino acid tryptophan, in 1901. He was President of the Royal Society from 1930 to 1935.

#5086. Name the English astronomer noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stances on other cosmological and scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term originally coined by him on BBC radio. In addition to his work as an astronomer, he was a writer of science fiction, including a number of books co-written with his son.


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#4104 2014-06-14 00:50:21

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4105 2014-06-14 05:22:57

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Hi ganesh,

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#4106 2014-06-14 07:57:58

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Hi bobbym and ShivamS,

The Answers #5085 and #5086 are perfect. Marvelous, bobbym and ShivamS!

#5087. The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a major international multi-sport event held. Where were it held?

#5088. The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Where is it scheduled?


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#4107 2014-06-14 07:59:04

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#4108 2014-06-14 08:02:02

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4109 2014-06-15 00:11:16

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Hi ShivamS and bobbym,

The Answer #5087 is correct, bobbym! Excellent!

The Answers #5087 and #5088 are correct, ShivamS! Remarkable!

#5089. Name the awarded annually to "honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture".

#5090. Name the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival.


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#4110 2014-06-15 00:16:46

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Hi ganesh;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4111 2014-06-16 00:27:39

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5090 is correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#5091. Name the American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards.

#5092. Name the annual award ceremony honoring remarkable individuals from the world of sports along with the greatest sporting achievements throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by founding patrons Daimler and Richemont and is supported by its global partners Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen. The first gala was held on May 25, 2000 in Monte Carlo.


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#4112 2014-06-16 00:30:27

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Hi;



In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4113 2014-06-17 00:21:40

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5091 (Golden Globe Awards) is correct. Excellent!

#5093. Name the foundation by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, which is an interfaith partnership of corporate and spiritual leaders from all faiths who come together to promote “peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution.”

#5094. Name the Prize established in 1972, it is awarded to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works". The prize is named after an American-born British entrepreneur and businessman, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987 for his philanthropic efforts.


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#4114 2014-06-17 00:55:42

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4115 2014-06-17 15:24:35

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Hi bobbym,

Good work, #5093 is correct!

#5095. Name the American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who has researched elementary particle theory (and how particle theory is applicable to the early universe). He is currently serving as Victor Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to some sources, he is the originator of the inflationary universe theory; however, according to other sources, the originator was Alexei Starobinsky.

#5096. Name the  American astronomer, 1978 Nobel laureate in physics, who with Arno Allan Penzias discovered in 1964 the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). The award purse was also shared with a third scientist, Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa.


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#4116 2014-06-17 18:56:37

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4117 2014-06-18 01:15:11

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5095 and #5096 are both correct. Marvelous!

#5097. Name the  New Zealander who first drew attention in 2003 with the publication of a physics paper about time, mechanics and Zeno's paradoxes.  He submitted an article entitled "Time and Classical and Quantum Mechanics: Indeterminacy vs. Discontinuity" to the journal Foundations of Physics Letters. In December 2006, he put forward a new cosmology model in which time is cyclic and the universe repeats exactly an infinite number of times. Because it is exactly the same cycle that repeats, however, it can also be interpreted as happening just once in relation to time. He argues that this resolves a number of thorny issues in cosmology.

#5098. Name the  Austrian-born astrophysicist, a professor of astronomy at Cornell University, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Society (London). He was one of three young Cambridge scientists who in the 1950s proposed the now mostly abandoned 'steady state' hypothesis of the universe. His work crossed academic and scientific boundaries, into biophysics, astronomy, aerospace engineering, and geophysics.


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#4118 2014-06-18 01:25:39

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4119 2014-06-18 14:12:12

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5098 is correct. Good work!

#5099. Name the German organic chemist whose study of the structure of plant pigments, chlorophyll included, won him the 1915 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He invented paper chromatography independently of Mikhail Tsvet.

#5100. Name the German chemist of Jewish origin, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his development for synthesizing ammonia, important for fertilizers and explosives. The food production for half the world's current population depends on this method for producing fertilizer.


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#4120 2014-06-18 16:39:15

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4121 2014-06-19 00:38:28

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5100 (Fritz Haber) is perfect. Excellent!

#5101. Name the American author, naturalist, explorer, historian, and politician who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party (the "GOP") and founder of the Progressive Party.  He negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

#5102. Name the Swiss businessman and social activist who during a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern-day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863.  In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frédéric Passy.


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#4122 2014-06-19 01:41:45

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4123 2014-06-20 00:25:44

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5101 is correct. Excellent!

#5103. Name the international prize presented by the King of Norway to one or more outstanding mathematicians; the award was established in 2001 by the Government of Norway and complements the Holberg Prize in the humanities.
The Prize has often been described as the mathematician's "Nobel prize". It comes with a monetary award of 6 million Norwegian kroner (NOK) (approximately US$1 million).

#5104. Name the award by the American Economic Association to "that American economist under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge". According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, it "is widely regarded as one of the field’s most prestigious awards, perhaps second only to the Nobel in economic science." The award was made biennially until 2007, but is being awarded every year from 2009 because many deserving went unawarded.


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#4124 2014-06-20 04:37:44

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4125 2014-06-21 00:27:40

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5103 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#5105. What does the abbreviation UNHCR signify? (The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes, once in 1954 and again in 1981.)

#5106. What the does the abbreviation UNHRC signify?


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