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One Nanosecond of Length

PIRA 1A10.36

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

At the speed of light, the distance travelled in a nanosecond is exactly 29.9792458 cm. This is also just shy of 11.802829071 inches. This stick is certainly close (but not that precise!).

Recipe and
Location:

Nanosecond Stick

Video:

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Notes:

None at this time.

 

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