Monthly Archives: January 2014

Imperial left-overs in Australia

Although Australia is predominantly metric, there are still some pockets of imperial usage.  Ronnie C recently visited that country and has written this account of what he found. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Survey exposes the failure of measurement policy in the UK

The UK Metric Association has issued the following press release: Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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The IET – how does it measure up?

We return to one of our favourite topics – the link between numeracy, units of measurement and British engineering success. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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The pint problem: A new way forward

The obligatory use of pints and prescribed fractions thereof for draught beer and cider alongside the absence of restrictions when sold in cans and bottles creates anomalies and confusion. What can be done to remove these anomalies without creating new … Continue reading

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Launch of the decimal euro

Fifteen years ago, on 1 January 1999, the euro was introduced as an accounting currency. Notes and coins were introduced three years later. Whilst there are arguments for and against the euro, and UKMA takes no position on this issue, no one … Continue reading

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