Discoveries questions This is a list of recently added questions about discoveries. Which chemical element was discovered in Russia?Ruthenium was discovered in 1844 by the Beltic German sciencist Karl Ernst Claus at the Kazan State University. He named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for Rus',.Created by: life-o-holichard 58% titaniumtitanium1852boronboron1707rutheniumruthenium5731magnesiummagnesium505Latin riddles » Where was scandium chemical element discovered?In Sweden. Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Fredrik Nilson at the Uppsala University. He named it from the Latin word Scandia meaning "Scandinavia"Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 73% in Francein France714in Russiain Russia1124in Germanyin Germany753in Swedenin Sweden7097Sweden riddles » When was the circumference of the Earth calculated for the first time with remarkable accuracy (13.6% of error)?In 3rd century B.C. Eratosthenes of Cyrene was the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth. He did it by measuring Sun's angle of elevation at noon on the solstice in Alexandria, knowing, that at the same time the Sun is at Zenith in the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet, 5000 stades from Alexandria. Seventeen hundred years after Christopher Columbus studied Eratosthenes writings and decided that the calculations were wrong, and the Earth must be smaller - which led him to seek India in the west.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 72% in 3rd century B.C.in 3rd century B.C.4225in 12th centuryin 12th century605in 15th centuryin 15th century613in 17th centuryin 17th century348ancient Greece riddles » Whose flagship was used as a model for this replica?Columbus. Santa Maria, the largest of three ships of Columbus' first voyage, was a small carrack with single deck and crew of 40 men. Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 78% ColumbusColumbus9803James CookJames Cook1570Francis DrakeFrancis Drake923Herman WitteHerman Witte166geographic discoveries riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 51% EnglishmenEnglishmen7026DutchmenDutchmen10776FrenchmenFrenchmen1340SpaniardsSpaniards1883New Zealand riddles » Which astronomical discovery was nicknamed 'Little Green Man'?Pulsar. In 1967 Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish first observed pulses separated by 1.33 seconds, originated from the same location on the sky. It was not until a second pulsating source was discovered in a different part of the sky that the "LGM hypothesis" was entirely abandoned.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 58% black holeblack hole602pulsarpulsar4862supernovasupernova1143white dwarfwhite dwarf1646astronomy riddles » Play chemical elements quiz and see all the questions.