Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Weighing really, really, really small stuff

Have you ever wanted to how much your DNA weighs? Some researchers at Cornell University claim to be able to do just that (Link to Article). They weighed a single DNA molecule that tipped the scales at just over one (1) attogram. [i.e. 1x10-18 grams...milli, micro, nano, pico, femto, atto, zepto, yocto]


At 9:02 AM, Blogger Tyler said...

I think Nate just made up half of those prefixes.

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

Everyone is entitled to make up their own prefixes, right?

Or, you can use some made up by scientists who supposedly know what they're doing.


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