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 Greek mythology in Ancient Greece over 3,000 years ago. (10+3) Air is made of atoms – mostly Nitrogen and Oxygen. (10-10) The solar system can be seen at a large power of ten (10+15). At a special event at the Exploratorium this evening, the color red can be thought about a different powers of ten. (10-1), (10+1) and (10+16)
Exploratorium After Dark – Red on July 7, 2011
- Finding out how certain insects (10-1) help make the red dyes for the yarns and wools for the crimson textiles.
- Learning about the importance of red in Mayan cosmology (10+16) from an astronomer.
- Watching the classic film (10+1) Albert Lamorisse’s Red Balloon.