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4 January 2008

How Much is a Billion ???

On my Quick Science report the weekend of January 5th I talked about the meaning of one Billion. Science has in the past used a different definition than the rest of the U.S. In Europe and much of the rest of the world, the definition varies between countries. In science, it is very important that mathematical terms have the same definition for all scientist and there the definition used in …


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