A billion different stories and experiences.
The two assertions are not to be reconciled by pointing out that Professor Tornebohm underestimated, for instance crediting the United States with only 1 1 billion tons, whereas the United States Geological Survey's expert credits that country with from ten to twenty times this quantity; nor by pointing out that only certain parts of Europe and a relatively small part of North America have thus far been carefully explored for iron ore, and that the rest of these two continents and South America, Asia and Africa may reasonably be expected to yield very great stores of iron, and that pyrite, one of the richest and most abundant of ores, has not been included.
' As Billion has well said: - " L'idee de ramener l'explication de tons les phenomenes a des principes mecaniques est assurement grande et belle,ce pas est le plus hardi qu'on peut faire en philosophic, et c'est Descartes qui l'a fait."
That's right: India is a net food exporter to the tune of US$6 billion a year.
The budgets of 1919 and 1920 disclosed deficits of 5 billion and 3 billion kronen respectively, but in that for 1921 the revenue slightly exceeded the expenditure.
The rich beds near Lake Superior, chiefly red haematite, yielding at present about 55% of iron, are thought to contain between II and 2 billion tons, and the red and brown haematites of the southern states about to billion tons.
A unit of length, which is often used in measuring stellar distances, is the light year or distance that light travels in a year; it is rather less than six billion miles.
From the record of actual exports and a comparison of the most authoritative estimates of total production, it may be said that from 1848 to 1856 the yield was almost certainly not less than $450,000,000, and that about 1870 the billion dollar mark had been passed.
The approximate value of the world's oyster crop approaches f4,000,000 annually, representing over 30,000,000 bushels, or nearly Io billion oysters.
The next name is billion, which in Great Britain properly means a million million, and in the United States (as in France) a thousand million.
But the inventors of our age have put a billion transistors on an area the size of a postage stamp.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
By 1973 it was calculated to more than a million digits, in 1983 more than ten million digits, in 1987 more than one hundred million digits, in 1989 more than one billion digits, and in 1997 more than fifty billion digits.
On it is the recipe to make you, a recipe written in a language which has only four letters, commonly called G, A, T, and C—and is three billion letters long.
That three-billion-letter recipe for making you is what was sequenced—deciphered and written down—in the human genome project.
At this writing, gold sells for more than $1,000 an ounce and, despite the frantic efforts of humankind, in all of history only about three billion ounces of gold have been recovered.
No human can solder a billion transistors on a computer processor, so your computer needed a robot in order to be built.
These robots can be powered by computers capable of performing a billion calculations a second.
By the government's calculation, about 40 percent of India's population, or half a billion people, are below that level.
In fact, the fund, which is now worth almost $30 billion, is regarded as an example of responsible governance.
They export US$13 billion more food than they import.
The United Nations has estimated that earth's population will pass nine billion by 2050, and ten billion by 2100.
British scientist Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, also offers a formula for feeding the nine billion even without any technical breakthroughs.
And he even projects that if farmers followed his plan, it is quite conceivable that in 2050 there will be nine billion people feeding more comfortably than today off a smaller acreage of cropland, releasing large tracts of land for nature reserves.
Even at the retail price, we could feed all the world's hungry for a billion dollars a day or $365 billion a year.
Given these agricultural strengths, is there anyone who believes the United States alone couldn't produce an extra $365 billion worth of food, at full retail price, if there were a ready buyer for it?
In essence, they would become like Japan, which exports essentially no food, imports US$44 billion in food annually, but still enjoys a high standard of living.
Over the CCC's nine-year life, its workers planted nearly three billion trees, built eight hundred parks, and constructed roads in remote areas.
Weigh that against the certainty that nearly a billion people are hungry right now and I don't know why we would decline to acquire this knowledge.
Since its founding in 2005, Kiva has loaned out nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and is repaid almost 99 percent of the time.
Around the world, more than a billion mobile devices that both take and send photographs are currently in use, spread even to the poorest parts of the globe.
To convert parallaxes into distance we may remember that a parallax of i" denotes a distance of 182 billion miles, or 206,000 times the distance of the sun from the earth.
The national debt amounted to some 40 billion crowns, against which the state itself possessed assets in the shape of forests, coal mines, the former domains of the Habsburgs, mineral, naphtha, radium and other sources of natural wealth, besides the State-owned railways.
Then imagine if you shared your Digital Echo with a billion other people on the planet.
And if each of those billion people in turn shared a million of their life experiences, and you recorded them, you'd have an aggregate number of life experiences so large I had to look it up online.
And yet pencils get made, more than a billion of them a year, and they are essentially given away.
One guy from Iowa came along with some garbage bags and saved a billion lives.
As of the end of 2012, the Internet has more than two billion users.
By 2020, it is estimated that five billion people will be online, representing two-thirds the population of the planet.
In addition, more than one billion of the world's seven billion people visited a country other than their own in 2011.
But imagine the difference if the world had ten billion healthy, well-educated people!
I look for the day when a billion planets are populated with a billion people each.