Tag Archives: 10-to-minus10

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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Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

On August 5, 2012, the Curiosity rover landed on the Red Planet in what The New York Times calls “a flawless, triumphant technological tour de force.” It took the rover over eight months to make the 352-million-mile trip (10+08). In a recent video, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) details the final minutes of the rover’s [...]

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Powers of Ten Cookies = Love

Recipe for Giada de Laurentiis’ Double Chocolate Chip Cookies: 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, such as Ghiradelli, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 2 x 10+12 pounds of chocolate is produced worldwide each year. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature According to nutritiondata.com, one tablespoon of butter has 420 kilojules of energy—all from fat.  420 kilojoules is [...]

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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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87 (percent of Australia’s current electricity demand)

All three major fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) were made over 300 million years ago (10+8) and contain  elements like Carbon and Hydrogen (10-10).  The world’s demand for energy may max out all the coal deposits though there are deposits around the world.  The gathering and burning of coal has also been demonstrated [...]

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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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(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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Giant Steps in Nanotechnology

Looking over PEN (Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies) website, one immediately notices that in less than 5 years, some products have already become obsolete/archived and replaced with updated versions.  Thinking about possible applications of the discoveries in nanotechnology offer a wealth of possibilities.  A science fiction writing class could find the list very inspirational.  Here is [...]

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Me, My Family and the Milky Way

Currently at the Schulz Museum, there is an exhibition about siblings titled ‘The Browns & The Van Pelts: Siblings in Peanuts.’  (January 29 – June 19, 2011).  A powers of 10 workshop at the museum about family offered a chance to use scale as “an examination of scale, perspective and place in the world.”  At [...]

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