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Trillion

1. In the short form, one million million. In business and economics, the GDP of highly developed countries is often given in trillions of dollars.

2. In the long form, one million million million. This is increasingly called one quintillion.
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We can now distinguish between different versions of what happened within the first trillionth of a second of the universe," said WMAP Principal Investigator Charles Bennett of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
NASDAQ:DCLK), the leading digital marketing solutions company, today announced DoubleClick's DART (Dynamic Advertising Reporting Targeting) technology marked another milestone, serving its one trillionth ad.
And its pulses are so short that it can capture images with a "shutter speed" on the femtosecond scale, quicker than a trillionth of a second.
Even slower-moving protons must change direction a billion times every trillionth of a second, Arrington said.
1, 1996--Although timing sporting events to a thousandth of a second is good enough to tell the golds from the silvers, the massive communications network linking the event sites in Atlanta for voice, data, and video transmission is timed to the trillionth with equipment from Telecom Solutions.
In natural photosynthesis, these antenna complexes consist of light-absorbing molecules called "chromophores," and the captured solar energy is directed to chemical reaction centres - a process that is completed within 10-to-100 picoseconds (a picosecond is one trillionth of second).
Less than a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang, another tumultuous event unfolded.
4-gigabits-per-second transmission speeds -- Point and node accuracy readings in mapping with tolerances exceeding less than ten trillionth of an inch -- 13 point 3d geospatial referencing -- EMP hardened components -- Deployable via air or ground as mobile and fixed units -- Instant capture and analysis and correction of all GPS/DGPS sentences -- User interface custom-designed for each user -- Cross-platform compatible -- Web-enabled
For decades, cosmologists have suggested that the universe went through an extremely rapid growth phase within the first trillionth of a second it existed.
The gold-gold collisions created a blob about a trillionth of a centimeter across that existed for only a little more than a trillionth of a trillionth of a second.
A picogram is equivalent to 1 trillionth of a gram.
A report published online October 28 in Nature suggests that the dots that may make up spacetime must be smaller than a hundred-millionth of a trillionth the size of a proton, one-thousandth the size indicated by less sensitive experiments.