Tag Archives: 10-to-plus11

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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Holiday Spending

The holidays—and the season of giving gifts to loved ones—are upon us. The National Retail Federation holiday consumer spending survey predicts that, this year, the average holiday shopper will spend about $749 (10+02) on gifts, décor, greeting cards and other related purchases. That’s up by about $9 (1000) from what they actually spent last year, [...]

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Wildfires

Last year, 74,126 fires across the United States scorched roughly 8.7 million acres (or 10+11 square feet) of land.  That’s 119.9% higher than the average for all wildfires and acres burned.  While lightning caused just over 10,000 of the fires, almost 64,000 (10+04) of them were started by humans, according to FindTheData.org’s 2011 US Wildfire [...]

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H2O

On March 22, 2012, people across the globe celebrated World Water Day.  Below are some interesting water facts from PBS.org and treehugger.com. 2.2 million (10+06) people die every year from diseases related to unsafe drinking water. On average, humans consume 16,000 gallons (10+04) of water in a lifetime–that’s 256,000 8oz glasses (10+05). The surface area [...]

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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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Your Morning Cup

My mother raised me to believe that coffee is the elixir of life. Apparently, the world is in agreement with her. According to coffee-statistics.com, as of 2011, coffee shops represent the largest growing segment of the restaurant business (they currently have an annual growth rate of 7%). Around 115 million bags of coffee are produced [...]

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Just how big is our Earth?

This is an exhibition shot from Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Exhibition on Scale currently showing at the Eames Office in Santa Monica, California. Near the top of the photo, notice two large square images taken from the film Powers of Ten: the left image (10+11) depicts the inner solar system [...]

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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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