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China’s Art Market: Boom or Bust?

NPR’s Morning Edition recently discussed China’s booming art market.  Some auction houses are raking in millions of dollars a month; however, it appears that many of the artworks sold are forgeries. This past June, a painting—supposedly by artist Xu Beihong, who died in 1953—sold at auction for $11 million (10+07).  But Zhang Yanhua, president of [...]

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31 (million miles from Earth)

What does Earth look like from 31 million miles away (or 50,000 kilometers or 50,000,000 meters or 5 x 10+7 away like in Powers of Ten)? Below is part of  Astronomy Picture of the Day on 9/3/2008 (with the bonus of seeing the moon orbiting Earth)!! 2008 September 3 “On July 4th, 2005, the Deep [...]

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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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