Monthly Archives: June 2010

Eggs by the kilo

There has been some media excitement over a suggestion that eggs could be sold by weight. MetricViews asked its cookery correspondent for a quick comment, and this is what she said: Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Linked by a common system of measures

There is a widely held view in the UK that we share our measurement system with the USA. True – but not in the way many believe. Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

Posted in General, History, Myths, Views from abroad | Tagged | 13 Comments

60 km Jubilee Greenway to be signed in imperial

On 9th June 1977, the Queen officially opened the Silver Jubilee Walkway, a 21 km walking trail around central London to mark her Silver Jubilee, or 25 years on the throne. Thirty-three years later, work is under way to celebrate … Continue reading

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Is there room for non-standard units within SI?

One of the main advantages of SI – the metric system – is that it can be used for any measurement task (from the kitchen to the science lab) – thus avoiding the need to learn a plethora of specific … Continue reading

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