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Where would ground-effect vehicles be used?

A
Tunnelling in rock
B
In the sand of deserts
C
Low-flying above level surfaces
D
As low flat ground-hugging vehicles in military manoeuvres
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2

One of the longest running science experiments in the world stands in the 3rd floor lift foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. What is it?

A
Dripping bitumen
B
A continuously ringing electric bell, set up in 1840
C
A clock, built in 1864, which has never been manually wound
D
To determine after how many years whether seeds will sprout after remaining dormant
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3

Which is most closely related to a parabola?

A
Parasol
B
Litotes
C
Synonym
D
Hyperbola
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4

The only known vertebrate–microorganism symbiosis happens between which of these?

A
A termite and various protozoans
B
Dinoflagellate algae and coral
C
A pea aphid and the bacterium Buchnera aphidicola
D
An alga and a salamander
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5

What is the technical term for double vision?

A
Myopia
B
Diplopia
C
Astigmatism
D
Intoxication
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6

Uranium is found in which of these ores?

A
Serendibite
B
Pitchblende
C
Sepiolite
D
Idocrase
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7

What is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel whereby tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size using water pressures some 75 to 500 times normal blood pressure (6 to 20 atmospheres)?

A
Pneumonectomy
B
Rhinoplasty
C
Tracheotomy
D
Angioplasty
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