Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aggregation of marginal gains – a way forward for the ailing UK economy

The recent performance of our Olympians, in particular the Team GB cyclists and their support team, is in stark contrast to that of the UK economy. We ask if there are lessons for the British government. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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The use and abuse of fluid ounces

We look at some of the consequences when there is more than one option for supplementary units on product labels. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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London 2012 – winners and losers

As the Games draw to a close, we take a look at some of the winners and losers. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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UK metric myths tumble during the Games

Metric Views revisits some of the myths around the metric system, and asks readers to suggest how many of these might have lost credibility as a result of the welcome given in the UK to the Olympic Games of 2012. … Continue reading

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NASA’s Curiosity rover lands on Mars

A recent comment on UKMA’s Facebook page has prompted Metric Views to look into NASA’s latest mission to Mars. This is reported to have landed at 06:32 BST on Monday 6 August. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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