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Now with more blockchain brain­busters!

Science Illustrated - - CONTENTS -

1. Terms like “blockchain”, “hash rate”, “min­ing”, “cryp­tocur­rency” and “fork” all ap­ply to what?

2. Ser­i­cul­ture is the prac­tice of turn­ing mul­berry leaves into high-end lux­ury tex­tiles us­ing which an­i­mal?

3. US com­pany Corn­ing’s “Go­rilla Glass”, is mostly used on what kind of per­sonal, por­ta­ble prod­uct?

4. In 1813, NSW Colo­nial Gov­er­nor Lach­lan Mac­quarie or­dered con­victed forger Wil­liam Hen­shall to cre­ate the colony’s first what? q. 5

5. Which of the So­lar Sys­tem’s four gas gi­ants does not have its own ring sys­tem?

6. Dur­ing the Cal­i­for­nia gold rush, prospec­tors dis­cov­ered a 190 km long chain of gold de­posits called the Mother-what?

7. De­spite be­ing deadly when abused, opi­oid Fen­tanyl is nev­er­the­less still on the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s list of es­sen­tial what?

8. Ac­cord­ing to Cold War myth, which “bud­get gem­stones” were orig­i­nally de­vel­oped as a syn­thetic al­ter­na­tive to ruby, for use in Soviet laser re­search?

9. No mat­ter how fancy our tech­nol­ogy gets, what is the short­est pos­si­ble “time de­lay” gap we can ex­pect when talk­ing live, to some­one sit­ting on the Moon?

10. Pos­si­bly named for a Latin term mean­ing “made of hemp”, which tough ma­te­rial is used for sails, school­bags, shoes and more?

q. 7

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