Monthly Archives: April 2015

Celsiheit is back – but help is at hand

Just when we thought we had seen the last of Fahrenheit temperatures, a tabloid headline warns us against complacency and reminds us of those awkward conversions. Awkward no more, we are pleased to say, as Metric Views has learnt of … Continue reading

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A problem with symbols

A quest by one of our readers for a new washing machine has prompted a look at Britain’s confused approach to the use of symbols. Likes(4)Dislikes(0)

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Break of railway gauge proposed

The UK Department for Transport is proposing that a break in railway gauge should be introduced at the UK-French border. Britain’s main line railways will adopt the Irish track gauge of 1600 mm (5’– 3”). Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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