Monthly Archives: July 2011

91 (meters)

There is a 91 meter (almost 10+2) ditch around the circle of massive stones at Stonehenge in England which can be seen in this photograph at National Geographic.  The construction of Stonehenge which began 5,000 years (10+3) ago occurred over 3 phases taking over 1,500 years to complete.   Stonehenge stones were brought to the site [...]

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92 (nanometers)

“What’s a nano?  Think small, very, very small, a billionth of a meter small. Comparing a nano to a meter is like comparing a marble to the Earth.” Health Building News .000000001 = 10-9 = 1.0 X 10-9 = 1/1,000,000,000 meter = 1 nanometer In this tiny world, nanometers measure atoms and molecules. For example, [...]

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(1/) 93

1/93 = .0107526 That is a small number but in the world of nanotechnology it would be a giant! Yesterday’s blog was about the idea of exploring outer space – ever bigger powers of 10.  Now the pendulum will swing the other direction.  Tomorrow’s blog will be about exploring the tiny world of nanotechnology – [...]

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(Element) 94 (and the future of the Space Age)

11.09.1967 Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, Africa, Sahara and Antarctica seen from Apollo 4 Image from NASA Element 94 on the Periodic Table is Plutonium. (10-12) “The isotope 233Pu was used in the American Apollo lunar missions to power seismic and other equipment on the lunar surface.”  On page 37 of NASA’s Fiscal Year 2010 -Performance and Accountability [...]

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(Nike Air Max) ’95 (Solar Red)

Nike Air Max ’95 Solar Red What is in a name? This may be the updated name and colors for a shoe originally designed over 10 years ago.  But this name also contains many other powers of 10!  The company name of Nike is derived from Nike who was the Greek goddess of victory in [...]

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96 (Street Station)

Map from SPUI The 96th Street Station opened on October 27, 1904 in New York City.  In April, 2010, about 134,000 trips (10+5) begin or end at the station which means about 67,000 straphangers (10+4) used the new entrance to the 96th Street Station for travel on the 1, 2 and 3 lines.  WNYC News [...]

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97 (percent)

From Reuters on 7/1/11… “Antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care units (ICU) kill 97 percent of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections, according to preliminary results of a multisite clinical trial in the United States. “The study, presented at the World Health Organization’s 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, [...]

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(19)98

Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission (10+12) World cup final from Planet World Cup Image from Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Which drew a bigger television audience? “Sports administrators like to debate which event draws the bigger audiences, the World Cup or the Olympics. In truth, nobody knows how many people watch either event on [...]

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(Famous references to) 99

Agent 99 (played by Barbara Feldon) in Get Smart Shakespeare’s Sonnet XCIX Nena’s 99 Luftballons song 99 Bottles of Beer Pokedex Number 99 (Kingler) in Kanto Pokedex 99 Names of Allah Einsteinium (Element 99) in Periodic Table Wayne Gretzky‘s 99 in the National Hockey League has been retired by all teams. 99 cent stores What [...]

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100

A googol is equal to a 1 followed by 100 zeros: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 which can be written in a shorter form as 1010 X 10 or as 10100 If you know what a googol is, can you guess what a googolplex is? It’s 10 to a googol… 1010100 Hat tip to The Almighty Googolplex – [...]

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