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Sun Joules

15,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules (or 1.5×1022 joules) represents the total energy released by the Sun striking the face of the Earth each day.

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10-to-plus13

We can consider the power 10+13 from multiple perspectives.  A few of many examples are listed below: Surface area of Antarctica, Russia, Africa and the moon (14, 17, 30 and 38 megameters2 respectively) Total wealth (as of 2010) of the 10.9 million people in the world with $1 million or more of investable assets Diameter [...]

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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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Boo.

It’s Halloween.  That means it’s time for zombies, vampires, and a caloric intake that will frighten the pants off of just about anyone. Today, a CNN article stated that the average child consumes as many as 7,000 calories (10+03) on Halloween night.  Each little princess or pirate expends 10+04 joules of energy to metabolize a [...]

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10-to-minus12

We can consider the power 10-12 from multiple perspectives.  A few of many examples are listed below: Mass of an average human cell (10-12 Kg) Lowest pressure obtained in laboratory conditions (10-12 pascals) Surface area of an E. coli bacterium (6×10-12 m2) Kinetic energy of a D-T fusion neutron (2.26×10-12 joules) Wavelength of gamma rays [...]

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25 (calories or less)

Photo from FotoSearch 25 calories = 104.6 joules Here are snacks that are 25 calories or less that help tame the cravings for food from MedicineNet.com 2 large celery stalks = 13 calories, 1.2 grams fiber 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce = 18 calories, 1.4 grams fiber 1/2 cucumber = 20 calories, 1 gram fiber [...]

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10-to-minus04

We can consider the power 10-04 from various perspectives.  This power is: The width of a single human hair (100 micrometers or 10-04 meters) The energy of a cricket’s chirp (9 x 10-04 Joules) The amount of caffeine in your average cup of coffee (1.5 x 10-04 kg) The speed of Jakobshavn Isbræ, one of [...]

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