technical facts Selected as the most interesting among technology related questions in Technology quiz What was the name of the first and only Soviet space shuttle?Buran (Snowstorm or Blizzard) was the first spaceplane to be produced as part of the Soviet Buran programme. OK-1K1 completed one unmanned spaceflight in 1988, and was destroyed in 2002 It remains the only Soviet reusable spacecraft to be launched into space. Created by: Tschuka science facts » Brass is an alloy made of ...Zinc and copper. Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc. The proportions of zinc and copper can vary to create different types of brass alloys with varying mechanical and electrical properties.Created by: Tschuka metals facts » Which European city has the most skyscrapers?In Moscow. In 2012, seven out of the fifteen highest skyscrapers in Europe were in Moscow. Another few high-rise buildings are under construction.Created by: Tschuka skyscrapers facts » What country has got the most permanent research stations in Antarctica?Argentina mantains the most permanent polar stations - 6|Chile - 5|Russia - 5|Poland - 1Created by: lukasz PolandChile facts » Which company invented the floppy disk?IBM American company, which is one of the oldest IT companies in the world - developed many key technologies used in computer science, like hard drive, cursor, floppy disk.Created by: Tschuka computers facts » Which Greek inventor is called the "father of pneumatics"?Ctesibius or Ktesibios or Tesibius was a Greek inventor and mathematician in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt. He wrote the first treatises on the science of compressed air and its uses in pumps (and even cannons). This, in combination with his work on the elasticity of air, earned him the title of "father of pneumatics." Created by: Tschuka physics facts » What was the name of the first semi-automatic pistol?Borchardt C93. The Borchardt C-93 semi-automatic pistol was designed by Hugo Borchardt in 1893 based upon the Maxim toggle-bolt design.. With about 1,100 manufactured by Loewe and nearly 2,000 more produced by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken, the Borchardt C-93 was the first mass-produced semi-automatic pistol. Created by: Tschuka World War I facts » Which of these is not one of the basic units of the SI system?V (volt). The International System of Units (abbreviated as SI) is the modern form of the metric system, and is the most widely used system of measurement. It comprises a coherent system of units of measurement built on seven base units (ampere, kelvin, second, metre, kilogram, candela, mole) and a set of twenty decimal prefixes to the unit names and unit symbols.Created by: Tschuka technology facts » What is a tachymeter?An instrument designed to measure angles and distances. A tachymeter or tacheometer is a type of theodolite used for rapid measurements and determines, electronically or electro-optically, the distance to target. The principles of action are similar to those of rangefinders. Created by: Tschuka technology facts » Play technology quiz and see all the questions.