Martin Vlietstra, one of our frequent contributors, has written an article which he says deals with the metric system in use rather that looking at metrication per se.Continue reading “Light measurements”
Following on from our earlier post on social distancing, Ronnie has for praise for the BBC, fulfilling its duty to educate as well as to inform and entertain.Continue reading “Social distancing rules around the UK”
The editor remembers this slogan from his time in the UK construction industry in the early 1970’s. Almost half a century later, Ronnie Cohen gives real-world examples of metric quantities that may help those who are not as familiar with metric units as they might wish.
For readers who may have missed the news from Versailles amidst the current Brexit hullabaloo, we pass on a link to an article published by the BBC. This explains in laymen’s terms the long-awaited redefinition of the SI base unit of mass.
We speculate on the implications of two announcements today from the Farnborough Air Show.
Continue reading “Mixed messages from Farnborough”
The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child.
We take a look at a little-reported discovery made by NASA’s rover during its 2000 days on Mars.
This week, Ronnie Cohen takes issue with an example of American exceptionalism.