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Art.sy: An Art Genome Project

An art genome project called Art.sy went live on Monday.  Its mission is “to expose as many people as possible to art.” Art.sy explains that its “growing collection comprises 17,000+ [10+04] artworks by 3,000+ [10+03] artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates.  Art.sy works with 300+ [10+02] of the world’s leading [...]

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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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The Three Gorges Dam

China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the world’s largest hydroelectric project.  Built from 30 million cubic meters of concrete (10+07), it stands 606 feet tall (10+02) and spans 1.5 miles across. While the Dam’s construction employed 60,000 workers (10+04), it also displaced 1.3 million people (10+06), leveled 1,350 towns (10+03) and destroyed [...]

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The Green River

3.87×10+02 joules: the average kinetic energy it took for my friend to jump as high as he could into the Green River.  Utah, 2010 The Green River stretches 730 miles (10+02) across Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.  Its average yearly mean flow is 6,121 cubic feet per second (10+03), which is 193 billion cubic feet per [...]

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Small Ways to Make a Big Difference

Consider this: after recycling your soda can, it takes as few as 60 days (10+01) for it to appear on your grocery shelf again.  In addition, “The energy you save by recycling a single aluminum can will run a TV for three hours,” according to recyclingfacts.org. Given that decomposition in a landfill takes as long [...]

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46 (seconds, 3,000 bricks and 1 LEGO Face)

3,000 Bricks, 46 Seconds, 1 LEGO Face Powers of 10 project Build with… 1 brick (100) 10 bricks (10+1) 100 bricks (10+2) 1,000 bricks (10+3) How many bricks does LEGO produce every year? How many bricks are at a Legoland park? 10,000 bricks (10+4)? 100,000 bricks (10+5)? 1,000,000 bricks (10+6)?

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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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(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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(YSI) 63

“The YSI 63 measures pH, conductivity, salinity and temperature with a single probe to depths up to 100 feet.” (10+2) As the use of natural resources like water continues to grow globally, YSI (Yellow Springs Instrument Company from Ohio) has developed more ways to monitor and analyze water quality in order to know what is [...]

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