Science & Tech Are buckled up for blast off on this interstellar trivia? Test your Science & a Tech knowledge here! Published 1 year ago on February 8, 2023 By Mike Peck /5 Science & Tech Vol 9. What is the technology that uses lasers to communicate with orbiting satellites called? Infrared communication Microwave communication Free-space optical communication Radio frequency Next Question Wrong! Correct! Free-space optical communication is the technology that uses lasers to communicate with orbiting satellites. This technology provides high-speed and secure data transmission by using infrared light beams to transmit data through the vacuum of space. It is widely used for satellite-to-satellite communication and for communication between ground stations and satellites. What is the name of the first privately developed spacecraft to visit the International Space Station? Progress Orion Cygnus Dragon Next Question Wrong! Correct! Dragon, developed by SpaceX, was the first privately developed spacecraft to visit the International Space Station. This achievement marked a major milestone in the privatization of space exploration and opened the door for increased commercial use of the ISS. What is the smallest unit of data in computing called? Bit Kilobyte Megabyte Byte Next Question Wrong! Correct! A bit is the smallest unit of data in computing. A bit can have one of two values, 0 or 1, and is used to store and process information in computers. What is the first computer algorithm that could solve mathematical problems using algorithms? The Euclidean algorithm Binary search Fibonacci sequence Newton's method Next Question Wrong! Correct! The Euclidean algorithm is the first computer algorithm that could solve mathematical problems using algorithms. This algorithm is still widely used today for solving problems related to greatest common divisors and solving linear Diophantine equations. What is the primary element used to produce solar panels? Iron Carbon Silicon Aluminum Wrong! Correct! Silicon is the primary element used to produce solar panels. Silicon is a highly efficient conductor of electricity, making it an ideal material for capturing and converting sunlight into electricity. Next Trivia Did You Know? The Sun weighs about 330,000 times more than Earth. It is about 109 times the diameter of Earth and is so large the Earth could fit inside the sun about 1,300,000 times over! Related Topics: Advertisement