Scientists convened in Versailles to determine new terms for the biggest and smallest measurements.
度量単位の 新単位が定められたと言う話題からです。こういう単語を目にしたことありますか ？ Metrics法とか、Prefix などなど..
You know kilo, centi, and milli, but how about ronto? Four new metric prefixes got the official stamp of approval last week at the 27th General Conference on Weights and Measures held at Versailles, the extravagant palace outside of Paris. The scientists who gathered there agreed on the need for new prefixes to account for the increasingly extreme numbers involved in scientific inquiry.
The new prefixes ronna and quetta refer to the largest numbers, while ronto and quectoapply to the smallest. Ronna is a 1 followed by 27 zeroes, and quetta is a 1 followed by 30 zeroes. Ronto is 10^-27, and quecto equates to 10^-30.