Sunday, December 30, 2007

Andreas Cantor

Q: What did Andreas Cantor, the Spanish soccer announcer, say when he was asked which organelle carries out the processing, packaging and sorting of a variety of cellular products?



1 terabyte equals about 213, 4.7GB dvds. 213 dvds is approximately 30cm in length if stacked one on top of the other. to equal 1 yottabyte (1000 terabytes = 1 petabyte; 1000 petabytes = 1 exabyte; 1000 exabytes = 1 zettabyte; 1000 zettabytes = 1 yottabyte) would mean 213 trillion dvds or a distance of 300 million kilometers, the distance to the sun and back!

(213 trillion is about the number of cells in 2 human bodies. that being the case, each cell would store about 4.7GB of information or about 1500 pictures, most of these being taken up by the golgi apparatus)

Thursday, December 6, 2007