Design Contests & Competitions
It's a battle.
The EE Life Techno-Pop! Quiz leaderboard remain unchanged this week, however, newer entrants are starting to close the gap between themselves and these early leaders.
Leaders Jeferson Camargo de Oliveira, Frank Froelich, Malcolm Stagg and Adam Petersen scored perfect 10s; They were joined in the winner's circle by Vincent Rheaume.
But Rheaume and Cejo Lonappan are chipping away, moving up the board with 22 and 28 points respectively, just behind Jason Sellnow (34), Adam Petersen (38) and Michael Maassel (40).
This . If you dare. week's quiz is ready
Here are the answers to last week's quiz:
Where were the plans for the Curta handheld mechanical calculator drawn up?
A: In the Buchenwald concentration camp Which three technology companies were responsible for jointly developing the near field communication (NFC) short-range wireless connectivity technology?
A: NXP, Infineon and Sony According to Zatil Hamid in her blog post on e-books and audio, what is the crest factor or PAR (peak to average power ratio) of typical music signals?
A: 12dB According to In-Stat, the number of in-vehicle-infotainment systems expected to ship in 2015 is forecast to exceed:
A: 35 million The fastest-selling consumer-targeted device to date is:
A: Microsoft Kinect What company joined Sematech’s 3-D Interconnect program?
A: Hynix We all know that great American icon, Rube Goldberg. Who is Rube's British counterpart?
A: Heath Robinson What was the new development this week in the Department of Energy’s L-Prize lighting competition?
A: The competition finally got a second entrant Developers from this company demonstrated the first version of the open source mobile operating system supporting tablets:
A: Google Holdover is the time period required to keep the network:
A: Sync-stabilized when the source of sync is disrupted or unavailable.
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