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That means that our 1.12 trillion tons of ice could mete out about 4.3 quadrillion glasses of water. --
That's turned into roughly 1 quadrillion gallons of water, estimated study co-author Stefan Hofer of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
Well, try to wrap your head around this: One petaflop equals around one quadrillion calculations per second.
The mass of the Higgs should be some thousands of quadrillion times as high.
And all of this from a distance of more than a quadrillion miles!
The cluster, Abell S1063, is a behemoth that stretches about 20 million light-years across and weighs about four quadrillion times more than the sun.
Of the universe’s four fundamental forces, gravity is an oddball, since there’s no good explanation for why it’s quadrillions of times weaker than electromagnetism or the forces that hold together atoms’ nuclei.
So the internet has at least 10^19 transistors, compared to the roughly 1000 trillion (or quadrillion) synapses in the human brain.
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Origin and Etymology of quadrillion
French, from Middle French, from quadri- + -illion (as in million)
First Known Use: circa 1690See Words from the same year
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Definition of quadrillion for English Language Learners
: the number 1,000,000,000,000,000 : one thousand trillion
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