A 3000 mile long fiber-optic cable called Project Express was installed between London & New York in 2012. At a cost of $300 Million, the line was designed to shave 5 milliseconds from financial trades between the two cities. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
A human brain can read facial expressions in as little as 17 milliseconds. direct.mit.edu/jocn/artic…
Fast radio bursts are a radio pulse ranging from a fraction of a millisecond to a few milliseconds, The average releases as much energy in a millisecond as the sun puts out in 3 days. The strength of the signal reaching Earth is 1,000 times less than from a mobile phone on the Moon. wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_r…
The human brain can process and correctly identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-do…
In baseball, when a 95 mile per hour pitch is thrown, batters only have around 425-450 milliseconds to react. For reference, blinking takes about 400 milliseconds on average. Quite literally, if you blink, you'll miss it. npr.org/2016/09/03/492516…
Nihonium (Japan) has the shortest life among the elements named after countries. It decays and disappears in only 2 milliseconds while spreading radiation around. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nih…
The average blink lasts between 100 and 400 milliseconds, and most people blink between 15 and 20 times a minute. This means that our eyes are closed for about 10% of the time we are awake. Nearly 2 years of our lives are spent blinking. somatechnology.com/blog/t…
Jiffy is an informal term for a short period of time, 'Ill be back in a jiffy.' A jiffy has many definitions. The earliest defines a jiffy as 33.3564 picoseconds. In electronics it is 1/60th or 1/50th of a second. Various Linux platforms defined a jiffy between 1 and 10 milliseconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jif…
The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their mind and generally finds the correct one in approximately 600 milliseconds. bbc.com/news/uk-wales-nor…
When your eyes look right, your eardrums bulge to the left, and vice versa. However scientists have discovered that the eardrums move 10 milliseconds BEFORE the eyes do, and they don't know why. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Every century, the moon and the sun's gravity add 1.7 milliseconds to the length of a day. When dinosaurs where alive, they had 23-hour days. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Frogfishes have a stocky appearance and rarely swim, preferring to clamber over the sea bottom using their fins as feet. Typically, they take cover lying in wait for prey, and then they strike extremely rapidly in as little as 6 milliseconds. They are found in most tropical oceans. (gif below) oceanconservancy.org/blog…
The demon core was a palm sized orb of plutonium responsible for the death of scientists on two separate occasions. Both incidents included a slip of the wrist, resulting in a millisecond long burst of radiation. Blue light was emmited in the second incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
After a Federal Reserve interest rate decision in 2013, trades were registered in the Chicago stock market within 2 milliseconds of the announcement. These trades were later found to be insider trading, as this information would take 7 milliseconds to reach Chicago at the speed of light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
The collision that formed the Moon added rotational energy to Earth, making a day about 5 hours long. Tidal interactions with the Moon and Sun have since slowed Earth's spin enough that we now have a 24-hour day. And they're still slowing Earth’s spin by about 2 milliseconds every 100 years. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Earth's rotation is slowing slightly with time; thus a day was shorter in the past. This is due to the tidal effects the Moon has on Earth's rotation. Atomic clocks show that a modern-day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than 100 years ago, at 2.3 milliseconds per century since 8th century BC wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth'…
Bruce Lee’s one kick takes only about 300 milliseconds, including return time. This means that he could land three to four kicks easily in a second. His kicks were so fast that they almost look like a glitch on the screen. youtube.com/watch?v=Myzew…
Speed is now so important in financial trading that a new $300 million transatlantic cable was laid down in order to shave 5 milliseconds off communications between New York and London. popularmechanics.com/tech…
We use the base 60 number system for minutes and seconds because it's easy to divide by simple and small numbers, like 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. In fact, a day has 5^5 * 4^4 * 3^3 * 2^2 milliseconds. abc.net.au/science/articl…
The first successful laser reflection test on the moon was carried out in 1962 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They succeeded in observing laser pulses reflected from the Moon's surface using a laser with a millisecond pulse length 7 years before man walked on the moon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
Days are gradually getting longer; the modern day is longer by about 1.7 milliseconds than a century ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Researchers at U of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. It does so by "cheating", using a high-speed camera to recognize the shape within 1 millisecond. youtube.com/watch?v=3nxjj…
Astronaut Scott Kelly will become even younger than his twin elder brother (also an astronaut) Mark Kelly (born 6 minutes before Scott), by three milliseconds after the completion of his one year mission on the ISS theguardian.com/science/2…
Soviet/Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev has the record for the largest time dilation experienced by a human, at 22.68 milliseconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
In 2013, trades were registered in Chicago within two milliseconds of a Federal Reserve announcement to raise interest rates. This was later proven to be insider trading, as that information would take three milliseconds to get to Chicago at the speed of light. cnbc.com/2013/09/24/some-…
Earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of approximately 17 milliseconds a century, and the length of a day for the dinosaurs was closer to 22 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Adele's song "Hello" reached one billion views on YouTube in only 87 days, which averages to one view every 7.5 milliseconds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There is an enzyme that makes a reaction that normally takes 78 million years occur in 18 milliseconds. 10^17 times faster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro…
We actually live about 80 milliseconds in the past because that's how long it takes our brains to process information. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Roughly every 100 years, the day gets about 1.4 milliseconds, or 1.4 thousandths of a second, longer. nasa.gov/topics/solarsyst…
In 2016, algorithmic computers were installed across the street from a telecom building in Manhattan, to get stock trades milliseconds faster than in Wall Street, a few miles away. ted.com/talks/kevin_slavi…
Today I learned about the enzyme Orotidine decarboxylase. With it, the reaction it catalyzes takes 18 milliseconds. Without it, a reaction that started when the dinosaurs went extinct would still have 13 million years left to go. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro…
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a robot hand that has a 100% winning rate playing rock–paper–scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
In 2013 some trading firms laid a new transatlantic fiber-optic cable stretching 3,000 miles and costing 300 million USD between London and New York. As a result, their stock trading orders are executed 5.2 milliseconds faster. bloomberg.com/bw/articles…
Gravity is not the same everywhere on Earth. The Earth's gravitational pull is smallest at the top of Mount Nevado HuascarΓ‘n in Peru and largest near the North Pole. If you were to fall from a height of 100 metres in both locations, you would land 16 milliseconds later in Peru. io9.gizmodo.com/new-high-…
Scientists in the University of Tokyo have created a robot that can always beat a human at rock-paper-scissors, at a 100% win rate. It uses a camera that can recognise the position and shape of the human hand to throw a winning move, all within a millisecond. ibtimes.co.uk/robot-wins-…
People decide on your trustworthiness within a tenth of a second after first meeting you. Researchers found that given either 100 milliseconds (one group) or as long as you wanted (another group) to evaluate several character traits trustworthiness alone was decided almost immediately. businessinsider.com/scien…
An enzyme is what enables a biological reaction to complete in milliseconds instead of a trillion years . unc.edu/news/archives/may…
There is an elapse of about 35 milliseconds from when you strike a key on your keyboard to when it appears on the screen. npr.org/2017/01/23/511267…
There was a camera invented in the 1940's that could take pictures of nuclear bombs milliseconds after detonation. simplethinking.com/home/r…
The current human time travel record is about 20 milliseconds for the cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
, Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing. The deceleration is occurring at about 17 milliseconds per 100 years. This will have the effect of lengthening our days, but it's happening so slowly that it could be as much as 140 million years before the length of a day will have increased to 25 hours. space-facts.com/earth/
The pistol shrimp clicks its big claw in less than 1 millisecond to produce a bubble that generates pressure extreme enough to kill small fish. The temperature of this bubble can reach 4700 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
(Oganesson) Ununoctium is the heaviest element (Atomic Weight: 294), but it is man-made. The Russian scientists who produced Oganesson bombarded atoms of californium with ions of calcium. It has half-life of about 0.89 milliseconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oga…
During a conversation each speaker's 'turn' averages 2 seconds, and the pause in between only 200 milliseconds theatlantic.com/science/a…
A robot has a 100% winning rate playing rock-paper-scissors. Using a high-speed camera, the robot recognizes within one millisecond which shape the human hand is making, then produces the corresponding winning shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Humans are bothered by a baby's cry because the brain reacts to it by activating the fight or flight response only 100 milliseconds after hearing it. theguardian.com/science/2…
Every single GG Bridge suicide survivor told they had instant regret a millisecond after jumping cosmopolitan.com/lifestyl…
An average snake strike lasts somewhere between 44 and 70 milliseconds. To put that in perspective, it takes humans around 200ms to blink an eye. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
The current human time travel record is about 20 milliseconds for the cosmonaut Sergei Avdeyev. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…

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