Weighty eBooks

A scientist demonstrates that when you fill your Kindle with digital books, it actually gets heavier.

Via The Telegraph:

Using Einstein’s E=mc² formula, which states that energy and mass are directly related, Prof Kubiatowicz calculated that filling a 4GB Kindle to its storage limit would increase its weight by a billionth of a billionth of a gram, or 0.000000000000000001g.

This is roughly equivalent to the weight of a small virus, while the equivalent number of books – about 3,500 – would weigh approximately two tons.

So now we know.

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    I think you’ll appreciate this, Christina…
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    hehehehehehe - science makes me giggle
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    This fascinates me. Immensely.
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    Then my hard drive must be so heavy I’m surprised it doesn’t go through the floor.
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    Geeking out.
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    Gtk
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    the more you know.
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