measurements

The Evolution Of The Metre

The Evolution Of The Metre

Though you’ve likely never given it much thought, a universally accepted unit of measurement like the humble metre is an amazing thing. It lets scientists separated by culture, language, race and even thousands of miles of geography work together on equations and problems like they were sitting next to each…

The Converted For iOS: A Conversion App That Gives You Context

The Converted For iOS: A Conversion App That Gives You Context

While this generally goes unsaid, the internet has become a huge crutch — but more than that, we’re pretty much blind without it. What do you do when you need to convert meters to feet? Hit a few buttons on your keyboard and bam, Google tells you all you need…

The Kilogram Is Putting On Weight

The Kilogram Is Putting On Weight

There’s long been debate over the accuracy of the standardised kilogram. Now, scientists have shown once and for all that the lump of metal defining the unit of mass has been putting on some weight.