The Week In Numbers: Radioactive Boar, Homemade Theremins, And The 200 MPG Motorcycle

Tanks participating in the China-based anti-terrorist exercise.

7000: Number of Chinese, Russian, Kyrgyzstani, and Kazakh troops deployed for Peace Mission 2014.

7: Hours an average toddler spends in front of a television every day.

17: Phony cell towers Cryptophone customers detected across the United States in July.

80-90 leaks/hour: The rate at which your Samsung Galaxy SIII sends data to parts unknown.

Less than 1 percent: Portion of this transgenic silk vest and scarf made up of spider proteins. Added strength? 53 percent.

0.4 Percent Spider Silk, 99.6 Percent Silkworm Silk

Yoshihiko Kuwana et al., PLOS One, 2014. CC BY 2.5

200 MPG: Fuel economy of this aerodynamic motorcycle. It'll run you $5,000 though.

Allert Jacobs' Aerocycle

Hans Pieterse

35: The number of years a megadrought might last in the American Southwest. Odds of that happening? 50 percent.

12: Number of homemade theremins at the NYC Makers show.

Bitty Synth

The modules created by littleBits can be combined to form a variety of electronics projects—including the turntable-based synthesizer shown here.

$1: Minimum cost of a ticket in Mars One's space raffle fundraiser.

297 out of 752: Number of boar in Saxony, Germany carrying unsafe levels of radiation more than 28 years after the Chernobyl disaster.

**700: **Distance in miles between Saxony and Chernobyl. Those radioactive particles traveled a long way.

Wild Boar

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11: Number of cadavers used to determine how your gut bacteria move through your body when you die.

100: Years since the death of Martha, the world's last passenger pigeon.

Passenger Pigeon Exhibit

Wikimedia Commons

3: Number of people in France who received a direct brain-to-brain message over the Internet from one person in India.

Receiving a Brain Message

Carles Grau et al., PLOS One, 2014. CC BY 2.5