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news about international bureau of weights and measures

  • Nov 13, 2018 17:59
    The kilo is “a tribute to man’s ability to collaborate,” said Martin Milton, director of International Bureau of Weights and Measures. “It’s been called a great work of peace, actually, because it’s one of the areas where all of the states of the world... read more
  • Jan 07, 2013 23:46
    The official kilogram - a cylinder-shaped hunk of metal - that defines the fundamental unit of mass, has itself gained weight. Scientists at Newscastle University have found that due to surface contamination the original kilogram is likely to be tens... read more
  • Oct 04, 2011 02:03
    Scientists have claimed that worldwide time couldn\'t be based on Britain\'s Greenwich Mean Time anymore because it\'s not quite accurate enough. It has been the way the world measures time for almost 130 years. read more