Science.gov’s Trivia Challenge
June 19, 2013 Leave a comment
Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results and is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the agencies that comprise the Science. gov Alliance, have compiled some trivia questions for your entertainment.
- What was discovered in 1998 by Department of Energy and NASA scientists that completely changed how we view the universe?
- In the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah, the National Institute of Standards and Technology calibrated the timers for what competition?
- How much did the U.S. Congress pay for Thomas Jefferson’s personal library to restock the Library of Congress collection destroyed in 1814: $5,998; $23,950; or $75,236?
- Where and when did the deadliest recorded earthquake occur?
- The National Library of Medicine main building was designed and constructed in the late 1950s to protect its collection from what type of disaster?
Answers may be found here.