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Monday, January 14, 2013

Powers of Ten for the Internet Age

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:06 AM

The famous short film by Charles and Ray Eames...


Has its match in The Scale of the Universe, a website by Cary Haung.

This post's tipper is Ian Ruotsala.

 

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aha! most people live in density, that is, galaxy wise! take that john bailo.

I wonder what exponential compounding would have done if the first shekel ever invented had been invested and earnings reinvested -- since 5000 BC to the present. Say, 7,000 years at just 6%. doesn 't that double in 7 years? so, 1,000 doublings. or looking the other way, if your antecessors are 2 rents, 2 grandparents, and it's only what 40 generations to jesus, isn't half the world population back then one of your great great greats?

math is a bitch.

Posted by also, gengis khan progeny! on January 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM · Report this
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I'm still pondering the size of the largest structure in the universe. Four billion light years. How does anything get so large? What kind of energy does it have? And is there such a thing as size in a black hole?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 14, 2013 at 9:37 AM · Report this
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My friend designed a science app called The Powers of Minus Ten that is based on this model. However, instead of going out into space, it goes inside the human body down to the atomic level. It's cool. Check it out!
Posted by Totalpukoid on January 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM · Report this
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Yeah!! :)

Also, everyone should go check out Learn.Genetics, which is where these people copied the idea and design for (and nicely expanded upon, of course) this web app.
Posted by Laura Lynn on January 14, 2013 at 12:08 PM · Report this
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I remember them playing that on VHS in high school chemistry...it still works today.
Posted by ryanmm on January 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM · Report this

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