Yvonne Carts-Powell

Powers of Ten, Part 2

In Science on February 9, 2011 at 2:28 am


On 10/10/10, musicians in Maryland performed twenty-odd songs about differing Powers of Ten. The styles varied through classical, jazz, pop, and rap. The subjects (and some hilarious lyrics) covered objects as small as fleas, amoebae, bacteria, viruses, atoms and quarks, and the strings posited by string theory, as well as objects of increasing size like mountains, tectonic plates, the Earth, Moon, Sun and Solar System, black holes and galaxies.

Want to watch and listen? Powers of Ten.

  1. […] received a good education if you don’t understand scale. In the Powers of 10 series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I concentrated on the scale of sizes, but today the scale of radiation exposure. The […]

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