Powers of One

June 21, 2007 at 10:41 am | | cartoons, science and the public

Hey folks, Sam dug up this awesome cartoon, entitled Powers of One, from the xkcd.com site:

Powers of One
If you’ve never seen the original video, drop whatever you’re doing and hit the play button below immediately!

The Power of Ten
I’ve always loved this awe-instilling little video and its continued to inspire me for many years! To read up a little about the history of this film, check out the Wikipedia page:

Powers of Ten is a 1977 short documentary film written and directed by Charles Eames and his wife, Ray. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten (see also logarithmic scale and order of magnitude). The idea for the film appears to have come from the 1957 book Cosmic View by Kees Boeke.


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  1. I saw that video not long ago, and I’m pretty sure I first saw it when I was a child. Very, very cool, thanks for putting it out there again. Also, XKCD is good.

    I’ve tagged you with an annoying blog meme, and one of the rules is I have to tell you about it via comment. Feel free to ignore this tag.

    Comment by TheBrummell — June 21, 2007 #

  2. […] unit operation lab we have a pilot scale distillation plant. But it is not computerized…. Powers of One  posted to Everyday Scientist on Thu 21st Jun 07Hey folks, Sam dug up this awesome cartoon, […]

    Pingback by Chemical blogspace - Posts — June 22, 2007 #

  3. A video of a laser magician, thought you as a pchem student would like it.


    Comment by Chemistry Show — June 23, 2007 #

  4. That was actually a pretty amazing video. Thanks for the link!

    Comment by ilya — June 29, 2007 #

  5. Darn! I guess I came 2 late, the video has been deleted already :-(

    greetings from Kansas!

    Comment by games — March 24, 2009 #

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