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gizmo quiz #59

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tbear

6:00 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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O.k. folks, it's about 7:00 pm here on the Costa Blanca andGizmo hour! [javea24hrs.com]
1. What is it?
2.Who invented it?
The winner wil be the first to post written answers and url of pic.
Good luck chaps and chapettes!

korkus2000

6:06 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is it homemade or was it manufactured? Is it large(car size or larger) or small(smaller than a car).

tbear

6:12 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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korkus2000, hiya>
I doubt if this example is mass produced, if that is what was meant my manufactured.... In fact it was built in a laboratory I believe.
Size = small

JonB

6:17 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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jsut got off the plane,left garcia in mexico :)

hm..looks like something with electricity..is this generator of some kind?

tbear

6:23 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It has an 'output', JonB, but I wouldn't call it a generator. And electricity makes it work.

lawman

6:23 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It's the heretofore ultra secret SE anti-spam satellite. How'd you find it?

lawman

Inventor is top secret

<edit>correct spelling</edit>

[edited by: lawman at 6:34 pm (utc) on Nov. 30, 2002]

Macguru

6:26 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is the bottom part more like a coil, a capacitor or am I better go back to the kitchen and cook supper?

tbear

6:35 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Lawman> How'd you find it?

Never mind that how come you know about it? :)

macguru> kitchen and cook supper

Have added 2nd generation pic. Looks something like what you suggest, I guess, but dunno what! Need to get a closer look ;)

Macguru

6:38 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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So what about a pic taken with a second generation camera? ;-)

<!-- heading off to my pots -->

lgn

6:41 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)



Is it off a type of spacecraft or satelite.

JonB

6:43 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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[hrst.mit.edu...]

Scanning Probe Microscopy

invented: 1981: Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer perform tunneling in air experiment.

tbear

6:44 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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This gizmo was pretty well recieved in it's day, though the inventors had a hard time proving the theory to take the cake.

JonB

6:45 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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generation scanning tunneling microscope
to correct my post.

invented by In the early 1980s, G. Binnig et al. invented the Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.

url in post above.

world record? ;)

[edited by: JonB at 6:47 pm (utc) on Nov. 30, 2002]

tbear

6:47 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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He he, JonB, those few days with José García really got the old grey matter going------
Well done, you are the winner!

tbear

6:48 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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How did you find it so quick, it took me hours to find it?

lgn

6:49 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)



45 minutes.

Is JonB a curator for the Smithsonian or what.

tbear

6:59 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Quick as a bullet, JonB. [javea24hrs.com]

JonB

7:01 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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well,khm..i was totaly lost , i had no idea what could this be. i realized that the only way is to so a "creative thinking" and cehck the "hints" in your post.

after seeing your "hint" where you said "Have added 2nd generation pic" my lightbulb blinked :) i did a search for "2nd generation" and there it was on page 10 or something :)

the strange thing is that i guess google is updating - one time you see it one time you dont!"

[images.google.com...]

right now when i paste this url to urlbar i dont see it. but in one browser i have exactly the same url in urlbar and i hit reload and it is there. update thing i guess?!

i guess i am on my road to win that gizmo quiz award (i forgto whats the name)

here, i am giving away all my tricks :)

JonB

7:08 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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lol,tbear.

I suggest everyone to think "different" , like i do :)
USE your brain [ldcheap.com]

since i found my lost gizmos yesterday i'll have a free week :)

[edited by: JonB at 7:09 pm (utc) on Nov. 30, 2002]

tbear

7:08 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I heard of this gizmo 'cos Rohrer's daughter comes here for holidays and a friend introduced us.
She's gonna introduce me to her dad sometime when he's here, too. COOOOOOOooool!

Macguru

7:11 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Glad to see the 'funny pic' thing back. Thank you guys!

Congrats JonB!

coconutz

7:34 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Congrats JonB!

mivox

8:04 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wow Jon, a little vacation in Mexico sure motivated you! ;) I don't think I would have figured that one out on those clues given a month to do it... didn't look anything like a microscope to me.

JonB

8:08 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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mivox: i owe it all to jose garcia whom i left in mexico :)

BTW, defanjos is strangely missing..coincidence? ;)

hey, we forgot - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TBEAR if you are still here!(i rememeber you mentioning it last week)

defanjos

9:06 pm on Nov 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Sharks, I missed it.
Congrats JonB

BTW, I added some pictures to last week's quiz - see it here [webmasterworld.com]

 

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