Month In Facts: December
A new estimate for the number of stars in the universe, according to the journal Nature. It could also be written as 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars.
Amount of money Russia plans to spend on cleaning up space debris around Earth. They’ll launch a nuclear-powered cleaning pod by 2023, giving it ten years to clear a section of debris.
Time taken to download a 1GB file in 1985. Today, 25 years later, that same file would take just one minute and 20 seconds to download
Number of facts in the How It Works Annual.
Time it took Chinese builders and engineers to build a 15-story hotel. Known as the Sustainable Building, the environmentally friendly structure requires six times less material than other high-rise blocks.
IBM researchers say that in 10-15 years a supercomputer could be the size of a sugar cube once the problem of cooling tiny chip stacks has been solved.