Powers of 10

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago in Science

An adventure in magnitudes. Visit the link below to play with powers of 10.
There are 49 comments:
Male 4,004
Narrator: Philip Morrison. Nope, definitely not Winnie the Pooh.

The closest voice I can think of is the Stork from Dumbo. I know what you mean by it sounds familiar, but can`t pinpoint it.
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Male 5,190
Brain slushie.
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Male 5,413
Amazing :)
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Female 282
Apparently there was a nor`easter when this video was taking place.
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Female 877
it disturbed me so i couldn`t wantch the whole thing
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Male 3,915
i remember this vid....repost....but well worth it...beyond worth it...great post
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Male 6,694
Thats really cool.
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Male 10
wow ..... watching that high is trippy
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Female 13
My chemistry teacher showed this to us. S
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Male 4
Great stuff!
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Male 15,510
MiNdBlOw
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Male 958
God what hath explain this yee insubnifcant exsistence we all share? Theres no other explantion besides randomosity. Life really does have no meaning. Its just so vast and unreasonable that we should be infinantly grateful granted this life.
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Male 496
Oh my gawd. That was cool.
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Female 3,598
that was so freakin cool. delightfully 80`s
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Male 1,243
That ... was ace!
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Male 792
IRockYeah...you should change your name to INerdYeah.
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Male 3,076
Awesome!!! @FauxFox you are not A proton you are more then a billion proton
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Female 1,435
weird i just watch this like 4 days ago when i was talking to a friend about this kinda thing. IMB knows whats cool atm. good job
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Male 2,619
Just noticed the music was provided by the great Elmer Bernstein. Composer of film scores such as
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Great Escape
The Magnificent Seven
Trading Places and Ghostbusters to name a few.
Also composed some of the music in MJ`s Thriller video
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Male 108
Ha! I had to watch this my junior year of HS back in 2004. Pretty cool then, pretty cool now.
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Male 792
Damn science propaganda.
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Male 400
Fascinating video. Really cool
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Male 559
ah, bask in depressing insignificance.
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Male 600
OMG I WAS A PART OF THIS PRODUCTION!!!!
Well, just a little part. Back when I was in 5th grade, (I just graduated college), we were assembled in an auditorium and had to watch 2 versions of this. One version had more text on it showing the distance and the other one had less. I think this is the version with less text. Then, we all voted on which one we liked better.
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Male 17
that cameras got some crazy zoom function O.o
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Female 2,674
Where do I know this guy`s voice from? He narrated some cartoon in the 80`s. Winnie the Pooh?
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Male 3,475
The Krell knew
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Female 1,894
wait u have to keep going 4 infinity tho...
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Male 215
@HeadiesRusH

The video ends with protons and neutrons. If it were to zoom in further, you`d see that they are each made up of 3 quarks. If it then zoomed in on a quark, you`d see that it has a string-like structure instead of being a point (according to string theory).

@Volsunga

The thing that makes them "strings" is that they are 1-dimensional objects. There`s no reason you can`t "properly display" these in 2 or 3 dimensional space.
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Male 2,855
how egocentric, for the millionth time in history man thinks he is the center of everything
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Male 782
Pluto... lol
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Male 2,796
Alas, poor Pluto. We will miss you!
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Male 1,548
@headiesRusH
No you would not see the strings because the thing that makes them "strings" cannot be properly displayed in two or three dimensions. "Strings" is just a metaphor for how information is transferred in 12-dimensional space.
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Male 1,744
science is cool. so educational!

@headiesrush
if string theory is correct, or even as it is currently understood, i believe you would be correct, but don`t quote me on that as i am no quantum physicist
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Male 1,587
yea, saw thin in high school chemistry. still... BOOM, mind blown. makes you feel insignificant, but at the same time, we ourselves are infinitely complex
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Male 138
Am i falling or flying?
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Male 328
Theoretically speaking, wouldn`t the video have eventually gotten to a bunch a vibrating strings, had they kept zooming in?

I`m just trying to improve my lack of understanding regarding string theory.
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Male 25,416
Wow, so cool!
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Male 1,548
old, now we can range from 5.23...*10^-43 to 3.78...*10^26
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Female 57
astronomy prof. showed us this. Pretty cool, old though.
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Female 212
I just watched something like this, but it was new and narrated by God. I mean, Morgan Freedman. Same difference.
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Male 71
Glad I`m not a proton, looks like it would suck
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Male 202
btw...ive seen it before at school....
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Male 202
God, its so old!

Its cool i guess, but the fact that its old and as terrible animation takes away x10
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Male 1,378
dayum
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Female 293
kool
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Male 321
trippy
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Male 103
Uh, everyone on the freaking planet has to have seen this video by now. I`ve seen it like 5 times in school... and 15 times on the internet.
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Male 7,378
Link: Powers of 10 [Rate Link] - An adventure in magnitudes. Visit the link below to play with powers of 10.
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