Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Science World Magazine: Numbers in the news facts

So yesterday I was reading the latest edition of the Scholastic Science World Magazine when I came across a few articles worthy and interesting enough to be talked about on here. So the first post is about these number in the news part of the magazine. It can be found on page 7 of the February edition, which is titled "body bugs".

  1.  1,000,000,000,000 frames per second is the speed of a new camera. It's fast enough to capture light particles, called photons, moving through space.
  2.  30,000 lenses made up each eye of a 3 foot long prehistoric shrimp  like feature creature that lived 515 million years ago.
  3.  2,200 per ounce will be the price of tea made from tea plants fertilized with panda poop. The brew will make the world most expensive cup of tea.
  4.  1630 is the year Rembrandt painted Bearded Old Man. Scientists now know the dutch artist painted the picture, as X-rays revealed his self portrait underneath.
  5.  30 Feet in the air is how high a person can fly wearing the Jetlev R200. A stream of water blasted at the ground propels the jet pack.
  6.  1 new frog found in Papua, New Guinea, is smaller than a dime. It's the smallest vertebrate ever discovered.
Guess that this blog is also about a little science as well.

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