Tag Archives: 10-to-minus01

The Risk of Antibacterial Additives

You may not have heard of triclosan before, but the chemical is all around you. A recent Smithsonian article explains that “The antibacterial substance, which was first developed in the 1960s to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals, has since been incorporated into everything from hand soaps to toothpastes to mouthwashes. Manufacturers see it as a marketing bonus, [...]

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(Atomic number) 36 (Krypton and the history of the meter)

Photographs of Krypton Gas and Krypton Plasma: From Jefferson Lab Left – Krypton gas in a sealed glass tube. Center – A Tesla coil is used to excite the atoms in the gas, creating a plasma. Right – A longer exposure of the plasma with all of the room’s lights turned off. —————————————————————————— Of course, [...]

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(TR -) 55

In the 1950s, the TR-55 was a fresh new product from Sony, and first Japanese transistor radio (10-1).  Here is its description from the Sony archive online… “At 560 g, the radio incorporates five transistors and is powered by four AA batteries. The use of punched aluminum for the speaker grill also marked a first. [...]

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71 (BPM)

Is a heart rate (or pulse rate) of 71 BPM (beats per minute) considered healthy for a human body (100) ?  Yes. From the Mayo clinic… “For an adult, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. For a well-trained athlete, a normal resting heart rate may be closer to [...]

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(Nike Air Max) ’95 (Solar Red)

Nike Air Max ’95 Solar Red What is in a name? This may be the updated name and colors for a shoe originally designed over 10 years ago.  But this name also contains many other powers of 10!  The company name of Nike is derived from Nike who was the Greek goddess of victory in [...]

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Found: bird’s egg

Photo: Lucia Eames Scale of the child to the egg: Height of child:    42″ or 106.68cm (100) Length of egg:     .8″ or 2 cm (10-1) 1″ = 2.54cm

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Baseball, Arcs and Exponential Growth

On the homepage of the website, I have enjoyed scrolling through the different categories like Patterns, to look at the different examples and to think about where else one might see those same forms at different scales. While watching a lot of baseball, it has been fun to guess when the baseball is hit what [...]

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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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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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  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

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