Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

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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