# Tag Archives: temperature

## The 100 million-year-long Nap

Bacteria microbes that are 10-06 meters long and freezing away on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean floor may actually thrive best in hot temperatures that would put the health of most human beings at extreme risk.  According to a new study, while these tiny bugs lie dormant now, they will likely wait for up [...]

## 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 [...]

## (0.) 61 (m/s)

Did you know that the speed of sound can change with a change of temperature? From Charles E. Speak’s Introduction of Sound, “…the speed of sound increases approximately 0.61 m/s (61 cm/s or 2 ft/s) for each 1° C increase in temperature…” At NASA’s Dynamics of Flight, there are some helpful diagrams explaining how sound [...]

## 62 (degree egg)

The 62 degree (Fahrenheit) egg has become popular with some chefs – the egg being cooked more slowly at a lower temperature creates a different texture in the egg.  And it reminds me of the delicious dishes that Kai Loebach created for the celebration of 10/10/10 at the Eames House – where he created food [...]

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## (YSI) 63

“The YSI 63 measures pH, conductivity, salinity and temperature with a single probe to depths up to 100 feet.” (10+2) As the use of natural resources like water continues to grow globally, YSI (Yellow Springs Instrument Company from Ohio) has developed more ways to monitor and analyze water quality in order to know what is [...]

## 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 [...]