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Hi guys.
I'm fascinated by units of magnitude.
The yoctosecond is almost incomprehensible for those who can comprehend large numbers.
Many people don't realize how much 1 trillion is.
A yoctosecond is one trillionth of a trillionth of a second.
Or... the amount of time it takes light to travel across.......the nucleus of an atom. At the speed of light.
Excuse me while I go lay down in a dark room for awhile to unblow my mind.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news......tosecond
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The new NSA facility in Utah will be able to store at least 3 Exabytes of your data--with much more possible in the next five years. Personally, I think that figure is a gross underestimation.

An Exabyte is 1,000,000,000 Gigabytes.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/24/the-nsa......of-data/
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If every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate then how much chocolate do Americans collectively eat in a Yoctosecond?
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While interesting, I care much more about the national debt.
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Don't worry about the national debt, you are never going to pay it.
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On Sep 27, 2014, tommy wrote:
If every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate then how much chocolate do Americans collectively eat in a Yoctosecond?


The answer is 100 pounds divided by 10 to the negative 18th power. Easy on a scientific calculator, but also doable in your head as all the numbers are a 1 followed by zeros.

Answer: write the number 1. (not a period, a decimal point after the one.) Move it to the left 16 places, putting in a zero each time you move it. That is how many pounds your answer will be.

0.0000000000000001 Pounds of chocolate. Pronounce that as 1 pentillionith pounds.

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Well that's not much is it?
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On Sep 27, 2014, magicfish wrote:
Or... the amount of time it takes light to travel across.......the nucleus of an atom. At the speed of light.

That's some pretty sloppy physics.

Are we talking itty-bitty nuclei, such as hydrogen or lithium, or whacking big nuclei, such as Americium or Californium?
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You know Bill, I was wondering that same thing. The width of one proton is unbelievably small, but a Uranium nucleus, 92 protons clustered together with 146 neutrons, that is quite a bit bigger. If this truely is a Physics measurement, my guess would be it is a proten they are talking about.
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And then of course, there is Planck Time.
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