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- n. Plural form of piconewton.
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These forces are measured in "piconewtons," a trillionth of the weight of a medium-size apple.
The researchers used the equations to create computer simulations of the cell division process, models that yielded a prediction of the Z-ring force: 8 piconewtons.
The force he measured was feeble - amounting to just a few tens of piconewtons - but that is still enough to buoy up nanoscale objects.
The force required to pull a single polymer from the surface was always the same: 67 piconewtons.