Tag Archives: 10-to-plus07

79 (A.D.)

In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted and immediately covered the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.  “Vesuvius is part of the Campanian volcanic arc, a line of volcanoes that formed over a subduction zone created by the convergence of the African and Eurasian plates.”  Having formed millions of years (10+7) ago, these tectonic plates have [...]

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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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81 (degrees)

To see 81 degrees from different powers of 10: 1) Temperature  (10+2) 81 degrees Fahrenheit = 27.2 degrees Celsius 2) Global location (10+7) 81 degrees longitude (vertical line) = 81 degrees west of the Prime Meridian (Greenwich, England) 3) Weather (10+4) The dewpoint is always the same as the temperature or lower. During a heat [...]

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82 (million plastic bottles recycled by Nike)

Nike is a company thinking green.  Lorrie Vogel the head of Nike Considered explained to Matthew Wheeland of GreenBiz.com: “For us, it’s about creating closed-loop products, taking materials from an old shoe and an old shirt, grinding it up and turning them into a new shoe, a new shirt.” Many techniques have been put into [...]

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83 (countries at the Summer Olympics in Rome in 1960)

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (at 1,281 meters or 10+3) in 1906 caused the Italian government to decline the offer of Rome hosting the Olympics in 1908.  Fifty four years (10+1) later Rome was given another chance and the eternal city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960!  83 countries participated with 5,350 participants (4,738 men and [...]

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(8/8/)88

On 8/8/88, it was the first night baseball game for the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  (10+2)  Princess Beatrice was born to the Duke and Duchess of York in England and her sister Eugenie was born two years later to the day. (10+1) The opening of the Olympics in Beijing began at 8:08:08pm on 8/8/8.  (10+7) [...]

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91 (meters)

There is a 91 meter (almost 10+2) ditch around the circle of massive stones at Stonehenge in England which can be seen in this photograph at National Geographic.  The construction of Stonehenge which began 5,000 years (10+3) ago occurred over 3 phases taking over 1,500 years to complete.   Stonehenge stones were brought to the site [...]

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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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(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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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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