Monthly Archives: August 2011

50 (states)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA For a powers of 10 project, you could pick a state and look at different powers of 10 like land area in square kilometers, largest cities, natural land formations like depths of lakes, or elevation of mountains. You could compare the census reports (every 10 years) of a few cities and [...]

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51 (years ago in Arts & Architecture magazine)

Fifty one years ago, Richard Neutra’s Arts & Architecture magazine was on the cutting edge of ideas in architecture like the development of the Case Study program. Today the art world converges on Venice every other year to see what exciting developments are happening in the world of art.  Art Biennale in Venice will be [...]

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(Atomic Number:) 52

Name:  Tellurium Atomic Number: 52 Symbol: Te Unusual fact:  Humans exposed to as little as 0.01 mg m-3 in air, or less, develop “tellurium breath”, which has a garlic-like odour. Periodic Table of Elements

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(Atomic number:) 53

Name:  Iodine Atomic Number: 53 Symbol: I Periodic Table of Elements

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54 (40 or Fight)

54o40′ or fight! In 1844, that was the campaign slogan of James K. Polk that helped him get elected the 11th President of the United States and defeat Henry Clay.  At that time, the Oregon Territory was jointly occupied by both Great Britain and the United States since the Treaty of 1818.  Thousands of American [...]

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(TR -) 55

In the 1950s, the TR-55 was a fresh new product from Sony, and first Japanese transistor radio (10-1).  Here is its description from the Sony archive online… “At 560 g, the radio incorporates five transistors and is powered by four AA batteries. The use of punched aluminum for the speaker grill also marked a first. [...]

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56 (UP)

“Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” “Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. [...]

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(Heinz) 57 (Ketchup)

Some fun Powers of 10 in Heinz 57 ketchup trivia! “Over 650 million bottles (10+8) of Heinz Ketchup are sold around the world in more than 140countries (10+2), with annual sales of more than $1.5 billion.” (10+9) “Heinz sells 11 billion single-serve packets (10+10) of ketchup per year around the world.” “Ketchup exits the iconic [...]

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58 (HRc)

A Powers of Ten study could be made for the making of a sword like forging at 1,400 degrees F, crystalline structures at the atomic level, and the annealing process! Steel is still the best material for making swords but it depends how the steel is treated with heat that makes all the difference in [...]

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(M) 59 (& M60)

M59 & M60, which are also known as Messier 59 and Messier 60, are two of four galaxies observed in the Virgo cluster.  Billions (10+12) of stars are in both elliptical galaxies – which are estimated to be about 55 – 60 million light years away (10+23) while the asteroids observed are in our solar [...]

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