Dr. Cheever and Alan debate the severity of the virus and the steps taken to investigate it. Alan suspects that Dr. Cheever's organization is hiding knowledge because of a Facebook posted written by one of the organization's members. Alan then describes to the public an R0 of two. He indicates that the virus will grow at an exponential rate of 2, infecting a billion people within three months.
Zeros are disappearing across town, and Olive and Otto visit Polly for some hot chocolate and help. Polly shows bar graphs of her profit for each day of the week to the two agents, and she notes that her profit for the current day is much lower than usual. Olive points out that Polly's lower price is contributing to her lower profit and explains to Otto why zeros disappearing is a problem. In her explanation, Olive illustrates the difference between 1, 10, 100, and 1,000 marshmallows.
This clip takes us into the universe through a series of steps, with each step being 10x larger than the previous. It illustrates the vastness of the universe and that increasing the field of view by a power of 10 makes a dramatic change in what we see.
This clip takes us into the microscopic world through a series of steps, with each step being 10x smaller than the previous. It illustrates the microorganisms that exist in drop of water and the components of those organisms, including DNA and atoms.