Tag Archives: 10-to-plus05

Graphene – Very Promising Form of Carbon

In the Powers of Ten film, the carbon atom itself is first seen at 10-10 at the outer electron shell and at 10-14 the nucleus is seen. Today we know that inside the atom the quark and the electron are the smallest known particles at 10-18. That’s roughly like if the quark and the electron [...]

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Powers of 10 workshop kit

We have only about 25 of the free Powers of 10 workshop kits left for schools!  Please email info@eamesoffice.com if you have a class, a school or a teacher in mind to host or lead a workshop.  There are many helpful tips in the workshop booklet that comes with the kit.  If someone asks me [...]

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Micro Powers Away

We are only days away from 10/10/10! (And, though at crunch time things feel like they are mere micro powers of ten away, every day is still almost 10+05 seconds–86,400 to be precise!) Powers of Ten Day will be a special day of screenings, workshops, and events around the world — not just October 10th, but [...]

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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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Plethora of Plastic

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a Telegraph article celebrating the ban of plastic water bottles along her favorite stretch of Italian coastline: Cinque Terre. Apparently 3 million (3 x 10+06) tourists have left an average of 2 million (2 x 10+06) bottles a year on these beaches–with 400,000 [...]

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Finding Powers of 10 in a sunflower

A hundred (10+2) sunflowers are growing in the garden. All are facing East because all sunflowers face the morning sun. (10+12) This flower (100) holds the promise of almost a thousand (10+3) more for the future.  In this garden, there is the potential of ten thousand (10+4) to one hundred thousand (10+5) flowers – an [...]

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Map of Powers of 10 events around the world

Thank you to everyone who has been emailing us about their exciting events in celebration of 10/10/10.  Here is a world map of these special events that we have heard about so far – a family planning to watch the film together in California, a workshop at an architecture firm in Colorado, an outdoor screening [...]

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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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Ribbon of pink

A ribbon of bright pink has been streaming along the street below my loft in Denver for the past hour. My black standard poodle, Ella, and I cheered those walking by—nearing the finish line. A cluster of four proudly announced that each member had raised $1,000 (10+03) for the cure; $1,000,000 (10+06) raised in a single [...]

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