Thought for the month

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Weights are measured

As part of the project to redefine the kilogram the NIST-4 watt balance has completed new measurements of Planck’s constant. The value of h being 6.62606983 x 10–34 kg.m2/s with an uncertainty of plus or minus 22 on the last two digits.

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