Tag Archives: 10-to-minus06

The Love Competition

Radiolab Blogland recently introduced a short documentary called The Love Competition by Brent Hoff.  The film features seven strangers who each spend five minutes in an fMRI machine with a single, abstract task at hand: to “love someone as hard as they can.”  The person who exhibits the highest level of activity in the regions [...]

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The Risk of Antibacterial Additives

You may not have heard of triclosan before, but the chemical is all around you. A recent Smithsonian article explains that “The antibacterial substance, which was first developed in the 1960s to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals, has since been incorporated into everything from hand soaps to toothpastes to mouthwashes. Manufacturers see it as a marketing bonus, [...]

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The 100 million-year-long Nap

Bacteria microbes that are 10-06 meters long and freezing away on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean floor may actually thrive best in hot temperatures that would put the health of most human beings at extreme risk.  According to a new study, while these tiny bugs lie dormant now, they will likely wait for up [...]

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Bubbles on Members Appreciation Day

Each year on Members Appreciation Day, the Eames Foundation invites its members to experience the Eames House in a special and unique way.  It’s an opportunity to experience the House as a guest, take an interior guided tour, enjoy a delicious lunch and participate in a variety of activities. On Members Appreciation Day this past [...]

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Farm Fresh

In recent years American’s have had an increased interest in the quality of their food.  Farmers markets large and small have sprung up all across the States.  They play a role in creating healthy local economies and vibrant neighborhoods, and offer us a personal connection to the people who grow the produce we eat. According [...]

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78 (chromosomes)

Question: What has 78 chromosomes ? HINT 1: On the scale of powers of ten, chromosomes are at 10-6. HINT 2: A human has 46 while a cat has 38 and a sunflower has 34. Answer:  a dog

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80 (Beats at Discover Magazine)

80 Beats/Discover Magazine is an online blog of some exciting, unexpected developments in science including observations of wildlife and articles from science journals.  For example, I just learned that some dolphins protect their snouts with sponges when seeking fish in rocky areas.  And in order to stop blood-sucking, disease carrying mosquitoes, one solution being researched [...]

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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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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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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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