Monthly Archives: June 2008

Cyprus measures up, and delivers a surprise

A visit to the Republic of Cyprus earlier this year delivered sun, sea and snow, as expected, but also came up with a surprise. (Article contributed by Derek Pollard) Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Road signs, Views from abroad | 10 Comments

Vehicle fuel efficiency – units matter

An article published on the Guardian web site on 20 June describes US research on the public perception of vehicle fuel efficiency in relation to the units used. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Transport, Views from abroad | 6 Comments

Police and Network Rail call for metric signs

An incident on 17 June 2008, in which a foreign lorry struck a low bridge near Cannock, the third such incident since April, has prompted the police and Network Rail to call for metric signs to be shown on all … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Road signs, Transport | 19 Comments

Metric, a truly natural system

At the time of writing NASA scientists are eagerly awaiting the results of soil sampling from their latest Martian probe Phoenix. Crucial to that experiment is confirmation of the presence of water. That precious substance essential to all life both … Continue reading

Posted in Education, General, History | 3 Comments

Sainsbury’s chooses non-metric jug system

In an attempt to reduce packaging waste, Sainsbury’s has begun selling milk in 2-pint plastic bags. It is claimed that the bags will reduce milk packaging waste by 75%. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Posted in Consumer affairs | 20 Comments