Tag Archives: 10-to-minus02

Black Spidery things on Mars

Radiolab Blogland recently posted the piece below titled “Krulwich Wonders: Are Those Spidery Black Things on Mars Dangerous? (Maybe).” Read on! “You are 200 miles directly above the Martian surface—looking down. This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 27, 2010. (The color was added later.) What do we see? Well, sand, mostly [...]

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The Smell of Fear

It turns out that the smell of fear is real.  A recent article in The New York Times addresses a new study on how the smell of fear effects “family dynamics behavior in Eurasian Rollers–spectacular Jay-sized birds…”  What scientists discovered only reinforces the growing evidence that animals–humans included–can smell each others’ fear.  The odor (which [...]

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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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A Powers of Ten of Wine

Here’s an excerpt from a new film we did exploring the concept of Powers of Ten Thinking. The idea was to look at one topic–Wine–from various orders of magnitude. The complete film will soon be online, but this excerpt connects the spatial journey to many different ideas and dimensions of wine. It features conversation with [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in 10 random topics…

Many of us worry about things that we can’t see with the naked eye because they seem so abstract that they are hard to comprehend. Thinking about these 10 random topics at different powers of 10 helps give one a starting point. – cloning using DNA (10-9) of sheep (100), flowers (10-2), or ants (10-3) [...]

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Chaos, Order, and Scale: Thoughts by Alan Watts

Another way of talking about the web [of life] is that there are different levels of magnification. For example, supposing you take a piece of embroidery, and here it is, obviously, in front of you, an ordered and beautiful object. Then you take out a microscope and you look at the individual threads. At a [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in a magazine

Picked up the June, 2010 issue of Wired magazine to read the cover article about Pixar which has received over 20 Oscars. (10+1)  Toy Story 3 took just over 1,000 days to complete from idea to finished film. (10+3)  To complete one of the more complicated scenes like the finale, one frame would take over [...]

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How a scale model can help…

A scale model can help us grasp our world around us.  Whether it is a globe of the world 10+7, or a model train 10-2, scale models can be helpful and fun. For product design, it helps in the development of the prototype. For sculpture, it helps a client understand what the commission will look [...]

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My Realm 10-2

So here is my world and where my concentration on the Powers will fall – while not exact in the scale of things, I spend a lot of time thinking about and working in about 10-2of the real world. In my hobby world a 6 foot tall human is about 1.8cm. Part of what we do [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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